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August 2019

New "Resurrecting Forest Grove" Fundraising Campaign is Underway

Award-winning filmmakers Tammy & Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films.


We are in production on our new Fourth Wall Films documentary feature Resurrecting Forest Grove and could not be more excited!  Now the FUN begins with FUNdraising and we sure could use your help.

We accept donations of all levels, starting at $5!  Your contribution will fund a portion of the cost of the production phase of the historical documentary Resurrecting Forest Grove. This fundraising campaign is focused on raising a portion of the matching funds required for the grant we received from Humanities Iowa. Funds that exceed the goal will help fund the editing and finishing stage of the film project.

How to contribute and the cool "perks"offered, details about the film project and campaign updates can be found by clicking HERE.

Thank you for considering supporting "Resurrecting Forest Grove"!  We are very grateful to all of our generous contributors!

Forest Grove School No. 5 Ribbon Cutting Celebration September 13


The official Forest Grove School No. 5 ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Friday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. Forest Grove School is located at 24040 195th (Forest Grove Drive), Bettendorf, Iowa.

A celebratory luncheon at the Davenport Country Club will follow the official opening of the Pleasant Valley Township Forest Grove School No 5.  Special speakers will take part in the event.

Lunch reservations are $25 per person, payable to Forest Grove School Preservation by Monday, Sept 9th.

Mail reservation checks to Forest Grove School Preservation, PO Box 603, Bettendorf, IA, 52722.  The luncheon starts at 12:00 p.m. The Davenport Country Club is located at 25500 Valley Drive, Pleasant Valley, Iowa.

For more information visit

Resurrecting Forest Grove, a new documentary by award-winning and Emmy┬«  nominated filmmakers Kelly & Tammy Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, cinematically tells the dramatic true story behind the seemingly-impossible task of restoring a crumbling 1873 one-room school to its 1920s appearance. Footage and interviews gathered over a seven-year period will illustrate the problems they faced and the solutions they employed as they attempted to bring this rural icon back to life. The surprises and successes of this challenging restoration project will be intercut with a vivid historical portrait of the 'Roaring 20s' in rural America.

Resurrecting Forest Grove is partially funded by a grant from Humanities Iowa, a State affiliate of The National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed by the film do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities Iowa.

Resurrecting Forest Grove will be released on DVD and its WQPT-PBS debut in 2020.

Click HERE to join the journey and contribute to the documentary project!