IowaFRW and Young Republicans Sponsor Fundraiser near Ames

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021) – The Iowa Federation of Republican Women joins the Lincoln Highway Young Republicans in co-sponsoring the “Splish, Splash, It’s a YR Bash” on Friday, Sept. 3, in Colo, Iowa, to raise money to elect Republican candidates in 2022.

The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hickory Grove Park Oriole Ridge Lodge, located east of Ames on

U.S. Hwy 30, just minutes from the Iowa State University campus. All ages are welcome at the bash featuring a picnic, dunk tank, pie auction, and egg toss competition.

IowaFRW President Barbara Hames-Bryant of Cedar Rapids, who will be one of the featured celebrities in the dunk tank, said in a statement today, “IowaFRW is proud to support the Lincoln Highway Young Republicans. They’re clever and creative and ready to work. This next generation of Republicans embodies the best of the GOP: spirit, enthusiasm, and willingness to distinguish themselves from their liberal classmates and co-workers.”

Cost for adults is $15 per plate; children $10 per plate; and for $5 participants get three balls to dunk a well-known Republican. Go to to reserve your ticket.

“The Lincoln Highway Young Republicans have seen what is happening in our country and in our own neighborhoods; we see it and we are concerned,” said Liv Jones, IowaFRW College and Young Republican Liaison Chair. “We know the value of America and we know the value of our freedom and we  will fight to keep those values alive in our communities! Young Republicans are strong, motivated, and we’re not going anywhere. We are in it for the long fight.”

The IowaFRW Biennial Convention will be held Oct. 8-9 in Des Moines at the Renaissance Savery Hotel, with an impressive slate of invited speakers including Governor Kim Reynolds and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Go to for more information.

The Iowa Federation of Republican Women ( is the premier organization for uniting the voices and values within the Republican Party, and is part of the National Federation of Republican Women, founded in 1938. The NFRW ( is the largest and most influential women’s political organization in the nation, proudly representing the party that first made it possible for women to vote in the United States, and working to increase the effectiveness and relevance of women in the cause of good government. Our mission is to recruit and elect Republican candidates, promote the principles of the Republican Party, educate the public, and inform the media.