Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


June 18, 2012

Coffee competition at Iowa State Fair

CENTERVILLE — Seattle’s Best is going on “The Red Cup Showdown,” a cross-country challenge offering a $10,000 grand prize for the most imaginative and delicious new coffee drink.

Seattle’s Best Coffee invites Iowa cooks and coffee lovers to submit their best ideas during a live competition at the Iowa State Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 15.  Enter The Red Cup Showdown at the Iowa State Fair at A panel of judges will select the finalist based on several categories. The entry deadline is Sunday, July 1.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

A. I support the ordinance
B. I do not support the ordinance
C. Not sure
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