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Kelsey Bumsted named Iowan of the Day

DES MOINES– The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and Cookies Food Products presented Kelsey Bumsted, of Solon, as an Iowan of the Day for the 2019 Iowa State Fair.
Bumsted is an exemplary role model and prominent leader in her small town of Solon. Endlessly volunteering for the betterment of her community and its residents, Bumsted is "all in" for Solon Community Schools and served in many different capacities from PTO treasurer, or working at the book fair, to volunteering as a resource for Kindergarten round up, all for the success of Solon Community School District.
In addition to her support of the school, Bumsted is known for her work and efforts for making Solon a better place to live. She is active within the community by serving on the Parks and Recreation Board. In doing so, she has been instrumental in breaking ground for Solon's new Splash Pad and Batting Cages. As a member of the board, she has also been hands-on with the opening of Solon's Community Center.
Bumsted's day of recognition will be Monday, Aug. 12, at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. She will be recognized with a presentation on the Anne and Bill Riley stage at 2 p.m. Along with accommodations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown, she will receive a gift bag, Grandstand tickets, use of the Iowan of the Day golf cart, a cash prize, Iowa State Fair admission tickets, and VIP parking.
Founded in 1997, the Iowan of the Day program allows the Blue Ribbon Foundation to recognize Iowa's most outstanding individuals. The program continues to honor Iowans across the state who made a difference in the lives of others, while upholding the characteristics associated with Iowa - dependability, integrity, hard work and sense of community.
The Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation generated $150 million for renovations and improvements to the Iowa State Fairgrounds. For more information, visit the website at www.BlueRibbonFoundation.org, contact the Blue Ribbon Foundation at 515-262-3111, ext. 371, or Info@BlueRibbonFoundation.org.