DES MOINES — With the support of Cookies Food Products, the Blue Ribbon Foundation's Iowan of the Day award will recognize 10 outstanding volunteers during the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18. Nominations for that honor are currently being sought.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation wants to highlight those Iowans who work hard to make their neighborhoods and state better through their volunteer efforts. These community members are the first people to be in the scene, and demonstrate an honest work ethic while showing a sense of Iowa pride.

Each Iowan of the Day is awarded a day of recognition at the 2019 Iowa State Fair, including an introduction on the Anne and Bill Riley stage, $200 cash, use of a golf cart for the day, VIP parking, gate admission, hotel accommodations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown and four tickets to the evening Grandstand concert.

Since 1997, the Iowan of the Day program has become an Iowa State Fair tradition honoring more than 220 Iowans across the state. It's time to photobomb these volunteers! Help spread the word and encourage people to nominate the outstanding Iowans in their hometown.

Nomination forms can be found online at www.BlueRibbonFoundation.org/IOTD or contact Gabrielle Gerke at 515-262-3111 ext. 378. The deadline for all nominations is July 1. All nominees must currently reside in Iowa.

The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since its inception in 1993, the Foundation has generated more than $150 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For more information, please contact the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 1-800-450-3732 or Info@BlueRibbonFoundation.org.

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