Patiently Awaiting Spring
Well, this is not the spring many of us were hoping for! Hopefully mother nature changes her mind and leaves the snow behind! No matter what the weather is like, we continue to be closer and closer to the Iowa State Fair with every day that passes!
I am beginning to organize and prepare for the Iowan of the Day program at the Iowa State Fair. If your father, mother, grandparent, neighbor, or just anyone you know, exemplifies characteristics that make them a true Iowan, nominate them! This includes going above and beyond in the community, being loyal, dedicated and hard working. If they receive the honor of being Iowan of the Day they will get $200 cash, four admission tickets for one day at the Fair, four grandstand tickets, hotel accommodations and more! We are taking nominations until July 1st, so do not hesitate to submit a form!
Each day I come to work, I can leave saying I learned another new way to donate to the Blue Ribbon Foundation! The Blue Ribbon Foundation is participating in The Principal Charity Classic’s Birdies for Charity fundraiser. Iowans have the opportunity to support organizations like the Blue Ribbon Foundation by raising funds through Birdies for Charity, by either making a one-time flat donation or a pledge of $0.05 or more for each birdie made by Champions Tour players. The Blue Ribbon Foundation will receive 100% of our collected donations and a 10% match on all pledges made through the program.
There is only three full weeks left of classes at Iowa State, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be working full time, enjoying the sunshine (hopefully), meeting the other interns, and of course the Iowa State Fair! Make sure to mark your calendars for August 9th through the 19th and I will see you there!