So the Iowa State Fair Board has dumped its idea for forcing fairgoers to use tickets instead of cash to buy food on sticks. And the governor’s office is pleased:
Branstad, Reynolds applaud State Fair Board’s decision
(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today applauded the Iowa State Fair Board’s decision to maintain its cash payment system for food and drinks.
“I’m pleased the Iowa State Fair Board has listened to fairgoers’ concerns and decided to maintain its cash payment system,” said Branstad. “When making a decision affecting so many individuals, it’s important to find a consensus. This decision will ensure convenience and efficiency for State Fair visitors.”
Lt. Gov. Reynolds, who serves on the Board and joined the meeting via conference call, said, “The people of Iowa take great pride in their state fair, so it came as no surprise that Iowans were quick to express their opinion on the decision. I applaud the board’s decision today – which reflects the sentiment of a majority of Iowans – giving Iowans the ability to use cash for food and drink concessions.”
This is smart, and not surprising. On the plus side, we got to turn our thoughts to August for a day or so. Back to the gloom of winter, already in progress.
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