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2017 Iowan of the day

May 21, 2017
Reinbeck Courier

Each year the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation partners with Cookies Food Products to honor ten Iowans across the state who demonstrate an honest work ethic, dedication to their community while showing an exceptional sense of Iowa pride. The Blue Ribbon Foundation wants to celebrate those who work hard to better their communities and the state of Iowa through their volunteer efforts.

Each Iowan of the Day winner is awarded a day of recognition at the 2017 Iowa State Fair, August 10-20, including an introduction on the Anne & Bill Riley stage, $200 cash, use of golf cart for the day, VIP parking, gate admission, hotel accommodations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown and four tickets to the evening Grandstand event.

Since 1997, the Iowan of the Day program has become an Iowa State Fair tradition honoring a total of 200 Iowans across the state in 20 years. This year is extra special because the Blue Ribbon Foundation celebrates 25 years as an organization dedicated to improving the Fairgrounds. Help us say thank you to those who give so much to our state by nominating an outstanding Iowan from your community.

Find nomination forms online at or contact Emily Blum at 515-262-3111 ext. 378. The deadline for all nominations is July 1. Nominations from 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be reconsidered. All nominees must currently reside in Iowa.

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has generated more than $128 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For more information, please contact the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 1-800-450-3732 or



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