The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are pleased to present Keith Sash of Gladbrook as an Iowan of the Day for the 2013 Iowa State Fair.
Sash is dedicated to the betterment of his community. As the mayor of Gladbrook, he goes far beyond the typical job requirements. Not only is Sash a past Tama county Supervisor, but he has served on the local school board, the Mid Iowa Co-op Board and the Tama County 4-H Board.
Today, Sash remains involved in various other organizations. He is currently on the Tama County Economic Development Board, the Tama County Pork Producer Board and serves as Parade Chairman of the Gladbrook Corn Carnival Corporation Board. Sash is also a member of the Tama County Beef Producers, the Farm Bureau and the Gladbrook Commercial club.
For all that Sash has been involved in; one of his biggest honors is being named a JCI Senator. This is an independent organization that mentors Jaycees and aids in college scholarships to graduating seniors. Being named a Senator is the highest international honor that can be given to a Jaycee. In fact, only 1 out of 1,000 receives the honor.
Sash's day of recognition will be Monday, August 12 at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. Along with a one night's stay at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott, he will receive a cash prize, grandstand tickets and use of the Iowan of the Day golf cart. Sash will also receive a special introduction on August 12 at 2:30 p.m. on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage.
Founded in 1997, the Iowan of the Day program allows the Blue Ribbon Foundation to recognize Iowa's most outstanding individuals. The program continues to honor Iowan's across the state who have made a difference in others' lives, while upholding the characteristics associated with Iowa-dependability, integrity, hard work and sense of community.
The Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has generated over $95 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds.