Our Iowa Magazine wrote in an article covering their recent Iowa slogan contest “Sometimes just a few well chosen words say it all.”
Roger Ferriss, rural Toledo, along with wife, Vicki, found themselves chosen as the contest winners. Roger’s slogan,” Iowa- America’s Front Porch” was picked from 559 entries, it is reported in the August-September 2010 issue.
The contest developed from a recent quip by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenenegger - “Nobody wants to come to Iowa.”
Our Iowa magazine says “That didn’t sit too well with us or our readers...so we decided to get it off our chest...and onto yours, so to speak.”
The magazine publishers enlisted their art director, Mary Sailer to design the graphic for the shirt.
Roger and Vicki are reported to be the first to get the new T-shirts.
The magazine article did not report if Gov. Schwarzenenegger was also a recipient.
A sampling of some of the other entries included: “Iowa-Where neighbor is a verb,” “Iowa- At least we’ll be the last ones to fall into the ocean,” and “Iowa - It’s no California and that’s the way we like it.”
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Vickiand RogerFerriss withT-shirts inspiredby Roger’s slogan.
Our Iowa Magazine photo