'Moving' Towards the Auction

June 15, 2021
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As the days inch closer to the 2021 Iowa State Fair, so does the annual Corndog Kickoff Benefit Auction. Each of us interns have a hand in preparing for this extravaganza in mid-July. One of the ways we have been preparing has been organizing the garage and warehouse to find a place for the plethora of auction items that have been brought in over the last few months. From extravagant vacations to handmade signs, there will be something for everyone offered at this year’s auction.

With a toasty temperature of 90 degrees, and very light breeze, last Wednesday the four of us interns took loads of materials out to the warehouse, then proceeded to spend the morning and the majority of the afternoon organizing, re-arranging, and moving materials. Out at the warehouse we used a pallet jack to move various Fair merchandise that we did not get the chance to sell in 2020, but are looking forward to selling this year. We used each of our strength to lift heavy boxes in order to make room for more storage space.

The garage right next to our office needed more room for auction items that have over-crowded much of our office space. Despite the hot temperatures, each of us enjoyed moving around for a day to make sure everything had its place in the warehouse and garage. Thank goodness for an air conditioned office on the Fairgrounds!

Be sure to attend the Corndog Kickoff on July 10th located at the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. The doors open at 6:30 P.M. and the live auction begins at 8:00 P.M.  You can purchase tickets here.