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Support IHPA by Helping at Our Iowa State Fair Sales Booth!

Dear Honey Producers:
We hope you will be able to help the Iowa Honey Producers Association with honey and lemonade sales at the 2012 Iowa State Fair.  Dates of this year’s fair are August 9th through the 19th . Please bring any other helpers with you who may be interested in working.  Children who are ten years of age and older enjoy assisting and are welcome.  It would be so much easier if you would contact me to let me know whether you will be able to work or not this year.  I don’t know all 400 plus members of the IHPA and don’t have time to go through the entire membership list to contact members to see if members can work.


We will send passes which provide free entry to the State Fair to all who assist with honey and lemonade sales. Days, dates and times for which help is needed are listed at the bottom of this letter. We need at least 8 people for each shift (every day) which is 9 am until 1:30 pm or 1:30 pm until 6 pm or 6 pm until 9 pm.  Those working the last shift will need to help put things away and help clean up and get ready for the morning shift the next day.  It is helpful if workers could arrive a few minutes before the scheduled shift so current workers can train the new workers before leaving the booth.


Please return the work schedule, call or e-mail indicating the dates and times you can help.  Also, if possible, please list a first or second choice of dates and times you can be available to help with sales.  Please state the names of all those coming with you who will be helping with State Fair sales.


Contact me even if you have already asked for a specific date, just to be sure we are all on the same page.  Remember that we need approximately 21 people per day to fill the necessary shifts.  The building is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for each of the 11 days that the Iowa State Fair runs.  This is the main money making project of the Iowa Honey Producers Association.  Please help us maintain adequate money to provide the necessary programs of the association.


We had a fantastic sales year last year and hope to continue the large amount of sales this year.  We were very short of workers last year and hope to have enough workers this year during the Iowa State Fair.  We are showcasing the 100th Anniversary of the Iowa Honey Producers Association.  Please consider helping your association.


Hope to see you at the Iowa State Fair!


Donna Brahms,  IHPA Booth Manager
14922 535th Street
Griswold, IA  51535
(712) 778-4256-H or (402) 677-2460-C




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We always have a “Honey Of A Time” working at the Iowa State Fair!