Prairie Fest

Prairie Fest 2022
Saturday, March 26th

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Event Details

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Time: 4:00PM-10:00PM
Theme: Kentucky Derby
Price: $60 for Individual Tickets
       $800 for a Corporate Table with 10 Seats

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Register for Silent Auction

We are Proud to Present Prairie Fest 2022!

Join us at Church Hill Downs, Home of the Kentucky Derby

Before you check the race handicap sheets enjoy a complimentary Bourbon Peach Lemonade. 
(The Derby's signature drink, Mint Julip, will be available at the cash bar.)

Dinner will be served at 6:15PM.

Let the bidding begin: Once you've checked-in at our registration table, you can view and bid on the special items on display for the silent auction. Save a little cash for the exciting live auction to be held after dinner featuring a number of unique items.
Remember to: Register to Bid.

They're in the gate: Your evening concludes with the races of course. You'll be able to bet on your favorite horse and jockey when the video races begin after the live auction.

Paying by check? or have questions?
If you need to pay by check or have questions, please contact Tina DuBois, Operations Manager, at or (319) 270-4134.

A Special Thanks To Our

Prairie Fest 2022 Sponsors


Off to the Races!

We're grateful to everyone who purchased horses and have cared for them during the
last two years. We're ready to see them race!

5 O'Clock Somewhere - jockey Jackson Buffett, owner Becky Joens
Alexander - jockey Minerva, owner National Honor Society
Big Assets - jockey Cash Vanderbilt, Owner Fairfax State Savings Bank
Built for Breeding - jockey Ronolly Rausch, owner Fran & Dan Forslund
Butt-dialed - jockey Oopsy, owner Kim & Tom Durgin
Comfortable Chair - jockey Jean Luck, owner Team D
Double Down - jockey Juan Alicia, owner Allison & John Barnes
Erenstonsil - jockey Keeks Ressler, owner Debbie Erenberger
Frostbite - jockey Guido Forslund, owner Fran & Dan Forslund
GIDDY UP GOMER - jockey Colton Cantermore, owner Angie & Kurt Tjelmeland
Go Betty Go - jockey Tommy Turbo, owners Tom & Janelle Whinery
Horsey Gilmore - jockey Adam Saddler, owner Ray Orthodontics
Horse- You got served - jockey Jailbird, owner Kim & Tom Durgin
Irish Michael - jockey Andrew Johnson, owner Jill Gilhooly
It's Right There - jockey Jappa Road, owner Team D
Just Makes Sense - jockey Papa, owner JMS Transport
Lucky 8's - jockey McKenna Collins, owner Chris & Molly Hoeger
Lucky Rose - jockey Ella Grace, owner Tami Brush
Miss Fire - jockey Rick O-Shea, owner Kreg & Karla Tjelmeland
Neon Lights - jockey RU Ready for Some Fun, owner Erikka & Aaron Vosmek
Refund - jockey Tax Man, owner Frank & Bonnie Becicka
SOON 2B ELMERS - jockey Hugh Jarse, owner Angie & Kurt Tjelmeland
Teacher's Pet - jockey Al O. Cation, owners Alison & Randy Rumery 
Zihuatanejo - jockey Andy Defresne, owner Mike Farr 

Prairie Fest is the largest fundraising effort for the district.

A few of the unique items to be sold during the auction include:

Prairie School Campus Street Signs (Each winning bidder can personalize their street sign with their business name or perhaps the names of their Prairie Students).
Preferred parking at popular school events including Homecoming, Bands Across the Prairie, Premiere and Grand March.
A lifetime family activity pass for all Prairie-sponsored activities.
Premium seating for Prairie graduation offering 10 reserved seats with the best views and vantage points for pictures of the graduates.

We know many people have been looking forward to our Kentucky Derby theme, and we are going be postponing that theme until 2022 when we hope to be able to host an in-person event again. 


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Prairie School Foundation
401 76th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404-7034
Phone: (319) 848-5200 Ext. 2044