Mission

The LBC is the vital center of our community where everyone can gather, grow, and thrive.

Facility Amenities

Motivation is a key element. It’s hard if you’re out there alone. That’s why, sometimes people give up too soon. Surround yourself with good people, develop important relationships, help others out then they’ll help you. Just keep at it, set your goals and go for them. There are so many steps in success. Take them one at a time. You’ll get there.

Ernie Buresh

The Advantage of Being Born Poor

Lester Buresh

Lester was born February 11, 1922, in Swisher, to Joe and Emma Stanek Buresh. He grew up in Western, Iowa with his brother Ernest and sister Joan and graduated from Shueyville High School. He married Doris Krob of Ely on December 12, 1942. Together they raised three daughters: Linda, Cindy, and Barbara and have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He served as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II, was assigned as a bombardier on a B-29 heavy bomber at Okinawa, and was a member of Hahn-Howard American Legion Post #480. Upon completing his service to his country, he worked in the farm implement business in Cedar Rapids. Lester purchased his own dealership, Buresh Implement, in Mount Vernon in 1949. In 1963, he went into partnership with his brother Ernest in the banking business. Les was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Mount Vernon. He was a member of the Mount Vernon Masonic Lodge #112, was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the El Kahir Shrine of Cedar Rapids. Les served on the Mount Vernon City Council. Les was an avid pilot and enjoyed flying his own airplane around the country. His family and friends will always remember his sense of humor, devotion to the Iowa Hawkeyes, family and home, and raising the best tomatoes in town.

Day Use

Day Use includes shared use of all areas of the facility including open gyms, walking track, cardio and weight areas, turf room, rock climbing wall, fitness studio, game hallway, social lounge and locker rooms. Children under the age of 11 must be in the same program area as the adult, sibling or sitter who is at least 16 year old at all times. Everyone using the facility must have a signed Waiver Form on file. Please check our RecDesk calendar to see if the space you would like to use is rented or reserved. Please limit your time in each space to 30 minutes if someone is waiting to use the space.

Drop-in Rate

$5 – Daily Adult (18-61)

$3 – Senior (62+) / Youth (under 18) / Current Military*** (includes Retired and Honorably Discharged Military)

Hours

Monday – Friday: 5am – 9pm

Saturday: 8am – 8pm

Sunday: 11am – 8pm

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