I find it extremely disappointing there was zero Drake presence at the Iowa State Fair the past 11 days.
Upper Iowa University
Kirkwood Community College!
All these schools had presence at the fair. They were all selling merchandise too. I know we just changed suppliers, but we have to be able to do better. We used to have an entire day at the fair, now we have nothing.
I'm not saying we have to match the Iowa Marching Band performing on the Grand Concourse. (As a band alumni I know there's no chance of that.) Iowa and Iowa State both had their trophies from the past sports season on display. Sell merchandise, give away some free ticket vouchers (they used to do that too) and connect with some fans and alumni.