One Month Away!

June 8, 2023
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It is wild to think that we are already a week into June! This summer is going to fly by in a blink of an eye with all the fun the Foundation and Fair have to offer. Speaking of fun, we are officially one month away from the best pre-Fair event, the Corndog Kickoff!

The 2023 Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction and Food Grazing Party is set to take place on Saturday, July 8, in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. This event will include many fun things, such as live entertainment, live and silent auctions, SkyGlider rides, Fair food favorites, and so much more! We have all been working hard in preparation for this fun pre-Fair event in paradise. That's right, I did say paradise because we are having a 'Corndog in Paradise' for our 'Jimmy Buffet' themed night!

Along with this great night in paradise, there will be a variety of unique packages in the live and silent auctions. Many great packages are being offered; here is a sneak peek at a few of my favorites J

  • Tylo Infrared sauna room: Escape to the spa in your own home with a Tylo Infrared sauna room. This B-Series 840 low EMR/EF infrared room has prefabricated wall panels which are finished inside and out with clear T & G Canadian Hemlock for a sauna with furniture quality.
  • Eat Local: Have plenty of meat in your freezer with a side of beef and a half a hog raised by the Latcham family of Hedrick and processed by the Leighton Locker in Leighton, IA. Enjoy one 2024 Farm Share - Half package from Black's Heritage Farm near Ames. It includes a weekly basket of locally grown fresh vegetables delivered to your home once a week for 22 weeks, May - October.
  • Hotsy Pressure Washer: You'll be a cleaning machine with a new Hotsy gas-powered pressure washer. The HD 3.0/27 G is a modular cold water pressure washer with corrosion-resistant aluminum frame.

You won't want to miss these awesome packages and exciting activities while having a fun night in paradise! If you wish to attend, you can buy tickets today for $100, but make sure to get them soon, as prices will increase to $125 on July 1. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the Foundation at 515-262-3111 Ext. 371, or at the door. I hope to see you in 'Margaritaville' on July 8 when the doors open at 6:30 pm!

- Faith Kuehl, Business Relations Intern