Volunteer Registration is Open!

May 23, 2013
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My name is Kaitlin (Kate) Ricke, and I am the new Special Projects Intern! My first day was last Monday, and I can't believe I've been here for almost two weeks now! I'd like to share a little bit about myself, as well as what I'm working on as an intern. I'm a junior at Central College in Pella, IA, but I will be graduating in December. I am majoring in Communication Studies, and I think my role as the Special Projects Intern fits quite well with my major! I grew up in the small town of Sac City, IA, but I ventured out of my comfort zone and studied in London, England last semester. I absolutely loved the energy of the city, but it was a relief to come back to the friendliest people on Earth--Iowans!

What better way to immerse myself in Iowa again than interning at the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation? I am very excited for the Corndog Kickoff, the Iowa State Fair, and so much more!

As the Special Projects Intern, my main duty is to work with the volunteers. I've been preparing mailings, drafting registration forms, and trying to answer questions. I can't wait to meet each volunteer and put a face to a name! Volunteer registration forms for the Fair were sent out in the mail on Tuesday, but you can also register to volunteer at the fair on the Blue Ribbon Foundation website.

Have a great weekend!