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Letter to the Editor – Matt Tapscott

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Letter to the Editor: Corndog Checkoff

Dear Editor:

Every August the Iowa State Fair has the honor of hosting more than one million people at the historic 450-acre Iowa State Fairgrounds. The Iowa State Fair continues to attract people from all over the world and truly showcases Iowa’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. The Iowa State Fair is an American tradition that every Iowan can be proud of and for which I am humbled to serve on the governing board.
As one can imagine, the Fairgrounds are in constant need of upkeep and preservation to maintain the beauty that comes with the title “Greatest State Fair in the Nation.” Since 1993, the Blue Ribbon Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Iowa State Fair, has been able to offer the Corndog Checkoff as a way for Iowans to financially support their efforts. The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is dedicated to continuing that legacy by raising funds for the restoration and preservation for our historic Fairgrounds.
It is simple for you to participate in the Corndog Checkoff and something that anyone can do while completing their Iowa State Tax Return. Simply checkoff a donation for the Iowa State Fairgrounds and help us continue our efforts to continue renovation on the Youth Inn and Ruan
Plaza. Your donation will be deducted from your refund or added to the amount due.
Contributions to the Corndog Checkoff are fully tax-deductible.
I am already looking forward to the 2016 Iowa State Fair – August 11 – 21st and hope to have your support for the Corndog Checkoff. See you at the Fair.

John Harms
Vice President, Iowa State Fair Board
Monticello, Iowa

Letter to the Editor – Tim and Joan Harvey

To the Editor:
We have traveled by car to all of the lower 48 states. We spend most of our time off the road seeing state capitols, museums, antique shops and unusual points of interest. The museum in your town is one of the most unique and complete displays of interesting items we have ever seen. There is something there for everyone and especially for youngsters.
Whatever reasons may exist for reducing the town budget for this museum, please consider the impact on the youth in your area. This is akin to reducing library budgets, which is another terrible way to save a few dollars. Hopefully, some alternative can be found to sustain and preserve this special town treasure! Good luck.

Tim and Joan Harvey
Sacramento, California

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