Rags to Riches at the Corndog Kickoff

May 18, 2017
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The Iowa State Fair is only a short 83 days away! Who’s getting excited? There is still a way to celebrate the Fair before it even gets here—the Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction! At the event on July 8th, not only do you get to participate in the auction, but you’ll also get to fill your appetite with some amazing Fair food and have the opportunity to play Rags to Riches.

Rags to Riches is a 50/50 raffle game sponsored by West Bank that will be played halfway through the live auction. You are invited to purchase a souvenir bandana, or “rag,” for $10 to get in the game. As a participant during the game, you will hold it in the air or keep it down at your side. The auctioneer will flip a coin—heads is rags up and tails is down. If you choose correctly, you remain standing and continue to play; when you’re wrong, you sit down. The game continues until we have one lucky participant left standing. The winner will receive half of the amount made from the rag sales. Last year’s winner took home $3,465!

Want to participate in the fun but don’t have a ticket to the event yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time! Go to the Blue Ribbon Foundation website to purchase your tickets today or to become a Kickoff Patron! It’s exciting seeing all the auction packages come in and I can’t wait for the event! And remember; don’t miss out on your chance to go from rags to riches!





Participants playing Rags to Riches at last year’s Corndog Kickoff!