For Release On or After Sunday, October 2, 2016

                                           For more information contact:  

Carol Wood

President & CEO

Children’s Square U.S.A.

(712) 322-3700 x 5827 or

(712) 325-5827 (direct)

Kathy Peterson

Executive/Event Assistant Children’s Square U.S.A.

(712) 322-3700 x5826 or

(712) 325-5826 (direct)

 The Children’s Square U.S.A. Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2016 Jason Award recipients.  Honorees will be recognized at the annual banquet event to be held on November 1 at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs beginning at 6 P.M.

Local community leaders being honored for their Caring, Contributions and Commitment are Brian and Stephani Moon and Dr. Philip and Jane Meyer.  TS Bank has been named the Corporate Champion of Children and community.  The 2016 National recipient being recognized for her Vision, Courage and Will is Susan N. Dreyfus, President & CEO of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.  The Alliance is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a national organization dedicated to achieving a vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families.

Honorary Co- Chairs for this year’s event are John and Linda Allen and Littleton and Anne Alston.  Master of Ceremonies will be Mitch Streit.  Streit is the Chairman of the Children’s Square Board.  Father Steven Boes, who serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities will give the invocation.

2016 Sponsors to date are: Warren Distribution, Hy-Vee, Lozier, SilverStone Group, Cox Communications, TS Bank, Karstens Investment Counsel, The Daily Nonpareil, US Bank, Iowa Western Community College, Schemmer Associates, Inc., Union Pharmacy, Tom and Jeanette Schierbrock, Friends of Children’s Square U.S.A. and Carol Wood.

For additional information about the event, including sponsorship opportunities, visit the Children’s Square website at or contact Kathy Peterson at (712) 325-5826 or