Counting down the days!

June 12, 2023
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I can’t believe we are already 12 days into the month of June! So far we have been super busy around the Foundation but have had a lot of fun. When I first started out this spring, I was nervous about not really knowing anyone in the office. Spending a summer away from home and starting a new job can be stressful, but I feel so lucky to get to work with everyone in the office. We are a pretty tight knit team which makes for fun days that seem to fly by. Regan and Faith are wonderful co-interns! We have the perfect team to conquer the long (but rewarding) days that being such a vital part of the Fair can bring.

Last week we were able to spend some time at the World Pork Expo here at the Fairgrounds. It’s a very fun and interesting event as it brings in people from all over the world. I even got to see and visit with some familiar faces there too. J We were taken care of each day as they had lots of breakfast and lunches (many that involved bacon…yum)! This week we are welcoming many people and pigs to the grounds for the annual Exposition, a National Swine Show. From last week to this week, it is so great to see the Fairgrounds full again and a great reminder of what we have to look forward to come August.

If you’re looking forward to the Fair and are in need of something to wear, don’t forget about our shirts from the T-shirt contest! Here is a reminder that we will be selling our winning corn themed design as well as the other top designs from the contest. Make sure to pick your favorites and order them by this Friday, June 16th. You can find the link to order here: We can’t wait to see which ones you’ll be repping at your favorite Fair. Get your orders in soon!

We are very excited for what the next few weeks will bring between our Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction, and of course Fair preparation, things are getting close. We hope to see many familiar faces so soon. To find out how you can contribute to the Foundation or help out, call us at 515-262-3111 ext. 371 or email us at . We are always happy to help in any way that we can!

-Macy Loecke, Public Relations Intern