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FRYfest announces 2015 plans, celebrates Hayden Fry's birthday

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CORALVILLE (KWWL) - Summer may seem far away to some but others are already planning for summer events.


Friday FRYfest organizers announced the 2015 theme: America Needs Farmers.


FRYfest is "a celebration of all that is Hawkeye" and is named after legendary Hawkeye football coach Hayden Fry.


At a news conference, organizers also announced that 6 Herky statues will decorated and auctioned off at this year's FRYfest due to the popularity of last year's Herky on Parade.


Also new this year -- a partnership with Operation Hat Trick. Special Hawkeye hats will be sold at FRYfest to raise money for the organization which helps active service members and veterans.


The 2015 plans were announced just ahead of Hayden Fry's 86th birthday. Organizers called Fry during the news conference to wish him a Happy Birthday.


The 7th FRYfest will take place on September 4, 2015.

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