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Governor Branstad Welcomes Iowan Cadets and Midshipmen to Terrace Hill

Posted December 10, 2012 in Beaverdale, Des Moines West, Downtown, Community Web Exclusives, Web Exclusives

DES MOINES, IOWA (December 10, 2012) – On December 29th, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Iowa’s First Lady, Christine Branstad are opening the doors to Terrace Hill to welcome Iowans who have graduated from, or are currently attending one of the five United States Service Academies.

A precursor to the annual Iowa All-Academy Ball, the Governor’s Reception is an opportunity for current and past cadets and midshipmen to be recognized by Governor Branstad and the state of Iowa. “These men and women have worked incredibly hard for our country,” explains Governor Branstad. “We could not be more grateful to these Iowans, who bring an enormous amount of pride to the state,” he adds.

The event typically boasts around 50 cadets and mishipmen, plus their families, however this year, event organizers predict a record-breaking year. “Iowans are among the most dedicated and hard-working folks in the country, so it is no surprise that so many young men and women from our state have been accepted to the United States Service Academies, and have subsequently gone on to very successful careers in the military,” says Governor Branstad.

The reception will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon and will include snacks, beverages, and a meet-and-greet with Governor Branstad. Following the Governor’s Reception, the Iowa All-Academy Ball will be held at 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Hotel in West Des Moines.

To learn more about the Iowa All-Academy Ball, or information on registering, please contact Ball Chairman, Kevin Lentz by phone at (515) 991-3550, by email (, or visit the Iowa All-Academy Ball website at You can also follow the Iowa All-Academy Ball on Twitter (@iowaallacademyball), or stay informed by following the Iowa All-Academy Ball Facebook page.

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