It is a simple concept; Together we can Accomplish our Goals. The Blue Ribbon Foundation has created the T.A.G. Team to bring like-minded donors together. These Fairgoers will be part of a powerful group that will make an immediate, positive, and direct impact on the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds.
The support from this new group of 100 donors will go toward a specific improvement project on the Fairgrounds. The 2020 Project: Remodel the Livestock Pavilion Restrooms.
The Livestock Pavilion was constructed in 1902. The first masonry building on the Fairgrounds, the pavilion was originally ventilated by a complex fan system that forced in fresh, warm air and drew out foul air at the same time.
One hundred and one years later, renovations to the dilapidated building were completed in time for the 2003 Iowa State Fair thanks to an $800,000 donation by Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. In 2007, Bob and Marilyn Schlutz gave a $125,000 to add air-conditioning to the building. During the Fair, the pavilion hosts livestock judging, horse shows, and the Governor’s Charity Steer Auction.
There are restrooms inside the pavilion that need attention. The Blue Ribbon Foundation has already secured a $30,000 grant from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. The Foundation is asking you to join the T.A.G. Team to make this project happen. Through the support of corporate and individual donors, together we can make improvements that all Iowa State Fairgoers can enjoy.
For a $250 donation, the first 100 donors will be accepted into this unique group. Your name will be listed as a key ambassador to the renovation project and you will receive a commemorative pin to denote your membership for 2020.