The "soon-to-be-crowned" royalty of the 22nd Annual Renaissance Faire of the Midlands are Gary Woods
and Jane Bell, both of Council Bluffs.
...After having spent more than 40 years in the banking industry, Woods retired from his position as executive vice president and senior lending officer of Peoples National Bank in February 2005. Woods'
service to the community includes stints as director and president of the Council Bluffs/Omaha ISU Alumni Club
, director and treasurer of the Pottawattamie Mental Health Agency
, director and treasurer of Westfair
, president and treasurer of the Optimist Club of Council Bluffs
and director and treasurer of the Bethany Lutheran Home
"I believe a person has a duty to make the world a little better place by the time we leave," said Woods
"We shouldn't just take.We have no right to complain about things if we don't try to help improve them."Woods currently serves as the director of the Iowa West Foundation, the nonprofit sponsor of the three Council Bluffs casinos, and as president of the Senior Center.