Iowa Shriners Using State Fair To Save Children
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For past 20 years, the smiling faces of Central Iowa Shriners have been a welcomed staple to Iowa State Fair goers. "Tired legs, you know people are tired by the end of the day," said E. Jay Coon, the 2018 Potentate for the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Altoona. That helpful smile behind the golf carts which run twelve hours a day during the fair, is much more than 'Iowa nice', Coon says the rides are helping save children's lives. "Most of the time, whatever they can give goes a long way and helps us because that helps a kid that otherwise wouldn't have health care."