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Search on for Iowan of the Day

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:53 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013 10:32 a.m. CDT

DES MOINES — Work ethic. Iowa pride. Community involvement. Do you know someone who personifies these traits and more?

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products are in search of 10 outstanding Iowans to honor at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. The 17th annual Iowan of the Day program honors some of Iowa’s finest for going above and beyond.

Nominations should be based on acts of community involvement, leadership and sense of Iowa pride. Any other materials, such as testimonials, photos or newspaper articles that demonstrate the greatness of the nominee are welcomed. Nominees must currently reside in Iowa. Each Iowan of the Day winner will receive his or her own day of recognition at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.

This day of honor includes an introduction on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage, VIP parking, gate admission, use of the Iowan of the Day golf cart and Grandstand show tickets for the evening of their award day. In addition, all winners will receive $200 in cash, accommodations at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott Hotel the night before their day of recognition, and one-year subscriptions to “The Iowan” and “Iowa Gardening” magazines.

Help recognize people who are worthy and deserving of this award. Downloadable nomination forms are available online at www.blueribbonfoundation.org/iotd or by calling the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 1-800-450-3732. All nominations are due by July 1.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has generated more than $87 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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