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Meskwaki fountain coins turn into Make-A-Wish donation

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TAMA (KWWL) -

Coins collected in the fountain at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel in Tama have turned into a donation for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Since the opening of the expansion in 2006, guests have been dropping coins in the water fountains located at the entrance of the casino.

In the nearly five years, the fountains collected $1,789.89.  The casino and hotel matched the amount, making the total donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa, $3,579.78.

"We are overjoyed and grateful to Meskwaki for their generous donation of such an appropriate gift," said Rob Kelly, President & CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Iowa in a written statement.  " Meskwaki ‘s compassion for our wish children enables us to continue our mission of granting the wishes of Iowa children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy."

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