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First Iowa woman to summit Mount Everest to speak at fundraiser

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Jen Loeb of Jesup recently became the first woman from Iowa to reach the summit of Mount Everest in May of 2016. 

On September 17, Loeb will be the featured speaker during Friends of Fontana Park's (FFP) fundraiser banquet at Wolfey's Wapsie Outback. Following the meal, participants can enjoy Loeb's presentation about her Mount Everest Climb, and other climbing adventures she has undertaken around the world. She also will show some of the special gear she uses while climbing, and will discuss the training that is involved. 

Friends of Fontana Park is a private nonprofit organization that raises funds to support the conservation education programs of the Buchanan County Conservation Board. 

The cost to attend this event is $20 per person, and includes dinner and Loeb's presentation. Seats must be reserved in advance. 

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