Our own project, the Bregant home, is a three-quarter sized Craftsman-style bungalow, built in 1912. Jean and Inez Bregant were known as the "Candy Kids" and served as spokespersons for the Woodward Candy Company of Council Bluffs. As a "little couple" Jean stood 45" tall and Inez was 42" tall. The home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated as a "Local Landmark", is truly one-of-a-kind. It features a waist-high fireplace mantle, a five foot tall built-in leaded glass china and curio cabinet and four foot long claw foot bathtub. Our organization is currently in the midst of bathroom and kitchen restoration.
The Iowa West Foundation has generously provided $20,000 in Challenge Funds to be shared by participating nonprofits it recognizes as being based in or providing services in Pottawattamie County five days per week or more and meeting their funding criteria. These funds will be distributed based on donations coming from Pottawattamie County.