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Ask the Answer Person: Where can I purchase face masks in Decorah?

Posted: Thu, May 7, 2020 11:33 AM

Joy asks, "Where can we purchase face masks in Decorah (for those of us not handy with a sewing machine)?"

The Answer Person says: "At least three local retailers are currently selling face masks.

Agora Arts is selling a multi purpose wrap called "The Band Wrap" that can be used as a headband or a mask. The wraps are $15 and Agora Arts has committed to donating $1 of every purchase to local hospital and nursing homes for every band sold. To purchase a wrap, visit

LetterWerks has ordered face masks and should have them available to sell by Monday for $5.25. Visit or call 563-382-2634 to place an order.

Revelation is selling large and small face masks in multiple colors (black, blue, and pink) for $15 a piece. For more information, visit their Facebook page:  Call (563) 382-6212 to place your order.

The Winneshiek Seamsters Union, a loosely-organized group, sew face masks and make them available for free at the community face mask bin located at 503 Pine Crest Drive in Decorah.  The bin is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. and stocked throughout the day by the Leuenburger family, who also collects the cash donations throughout the day.  Over 1,260 masks have been distributed from this bin to the community.