Together Accomplishing Goals

December 3, 2019
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Come join our T. A. G. Team! This new group of 100 donors has been created to bring like-minded, Fair-loving individuals together to make the Iowa State Fairgrounds an even better place. It’s a simple concept; Together we can Accomplish our Goals.

The T.A.G. Team is composed of 100 donors who want to make an immediate, positive and direct impact on our historic Fairgrounds by tackling a smaller renovation project. The 2020 improvement goal is to remodel the Livestock Pavilion’s two restrooms.

The Livestock Pavilion was constructed in 1902. The first masonry building on the Fairgrounds, the Pavilion was originally ventilated by a complex fan system that forced in fresh, warm air and drew out foul air at the same time.

One hundred and one years later, renovations to the dilapidated building were completed in time for the 2003 Iowa State Fair thanks to an $800,000 donation by Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino. In 2007, Bob and Marilyn Schlutz gave a $125,000 to add air-conditioning to the building. During the Fair, the Pavilion hosts livestock judging, horse shows, and the Governor’s Charity Steer Auction.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation has already secured a $30,000 grant from Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino to launch the project. We are asking you to be one of our T.A.G. Team members to make the project happen.

For a $250 donation, only 100 donors will be accepted into this unique group. Your name will be listed as a key player in the renovation project and you will receive a commemorative pin to denote your membership in the 2020 T.A.G. Team.

We welcome your participation so Together we can Accomplish our Goals. Donate now to join the Blue Ribbon Foundation as a member of the T.A.G. Team.