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Enjoy a ‘picture perfect’ Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair

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Stop by the Drake tent for a disposable camera and snap souvenir photos of family, friends in “virtual” Drake scenes.
MEDIA CONTACT:  Lisa Lacher, 515-271-3119, lisa.lacher@drake.edu 
Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair will showcase many ways to “Picture Yourself at Drake” on Saturday, Aug. 15. The free festivities will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Drake University tent on Rock Island Avenue just east of the Bill Riley Stage. 

The Drake tent will feature life-size photo cutouts representing different aspects of Drake life as well as a 25-foot-tall Spike the Bulldog. Visitors will be able to put their faces into several “virtual” Drake scenes and snap souvenir photos. Drake-themed disposable cameras will be handed out, but quantities are limited. 

Drake student-athletes and coaches will visit the tent at various times to sign free, limited-edition sports posters. Members from the following teams will make an appearance at the Drake tent:
  • Track and field — noon to 2 p.m.
  • Volleyball — 2-3:30 p.m.
  • Women’s soccer — 3-4:30 p.m.
Also at the tent, Drake pharmacy students will conduct heartburn screenings for fairgoers. In true fair fashion, the screenings will include free samples of Prilosec on a stick for those suffering from heartburn after indulging in the fair’s vast array of fried foods. 

In addition to Drake Day on Aug. 15, the University will have a display in the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building throughout the fair, which runs from Aug. 13-23. 

For more information about Drake Day at the Iowa State Fair, contact Tory Olson at 515-271-1834 or tory.olson@drake.edu.