Peacock families at the fair

Cormac Wenthe was obviously enjoying the Fayette County Fair's Watermelon, Pork Sandwich and Sweet Corn Feed Tuesday, July 20. Cormac is the son of Andrew Wenthe '12, UIU vice president of external affairs, and Elissa Wenthe, dean of the UIU School of Arts and Sciences.

Upper Iowa University’s Fayette Campus, and its extended Peacock family, is

Fayette County Fair Queen Runner-Up/Miss Oelwein Abigail Patrick, daughter of Amy and Ben Weber ’08, and Shane Patrick, plans to attend UIU.

joining in the food, fun and entertainment at the Fayette County Fair in nearby West Union, Iowa, July 20-24. In addition to promoting an Education Built for Life in its commercial building fair booth throughout the week, UIU will sponsor Kids Day on Friday July 23.

Check back with the Bridge Online’s “In the Spotlight” section or UIU’s Facebook page for additional photos and potential updates throughout the next week.

Visitors who fill out a UIU inquiry card at UIU’s commercial building fair booth or Kids Day booth, will be entered into a drawing for one of two free AfterShokz headphones. The Kids Day games and activities include a Football Toss, Bags Challenge, Connect 4, Ring Toss, Putting Challenge, Ladder Golf, Grand Prize Challenge, Coloring Pages and Tattoos, All activities include will be held near the bandstand and commercial building of the fairgrounds. UIU will also toss out T-shirts at the Demolition Derby, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday.

For the full schedule of UIU Kid’s Day activities, visit here.

After auctioneer Dave Burrack lost his voice during the annual Fayette County Fair queen Pie Auction, newly crowned Fayette County Fair Queen/Miss Waucoma Makaela Kime took over the auctioneer duties when selling her own pie. Over $26,000 was raised during the event. Dave is the husband of Sue Burrack, UIU assistant professor of education.

Faculty, staff, students and alumni, are also encouraged to submit photos of themselves or their families participating in fair activities or events at

Remember, the Fayette County Fair provides free parking, free admission and free carnival rides each and every day. For a full Fayette County Fair schedule, visit

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