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Celebrate Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday

August 6, 2007
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Explore the stranger side of Drake University in the most astonishing, marvelous and amazing sideshow ever presented! Marvel at the true origins of Drake’s friendly squirrels! Gain astonishing new insight on Drake’s strange but true legends! Ponder the amazing and endless opportunities Drake provides and discover the truth behind Drake’s mysterious numbers!

Drake alumni and friends will be amazed, delighted, thrilled and frightened at the curious oddities on display at the stunning all-day circus sideshow at Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 11. The festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Drake tent on Rock Island Avenue just east of the Bill Riley Stage.

The sideshow will feature the World's Smallest Bulldog and the opportunity to pose for a free photo with his bone-chilling older brother, the Largest Spike in World History!

And that’s not all! Grab free goodies, meet Drake athletes, chat with alumni and much, much more, all at the Drake tent.

Coach Amy Stephens and members of the women's basketball team will be at the tent from noon to 2 p.m. Coach Keno Davis and members of the men's basketball team will be featured from 2 to 4 p.m. The athletics program will conclude from 4 to 6 p.m. with Drake Relays Director Brian Brown and Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach Natasha Kaiser Brown.

For more information, contact Michelle Thilges at 515-271-3163 or mcstaff@drake.edu. Additional information about the Iowa State Fair is available online.