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Employee Stories - Julises Cerda November 4, 2019

"It's so smart of Prairie Meadows to understand how important effective communication is," Julises said. "At a lot of places, it's frowned upon if employees speak any language other than English. But not here. It's OK to be who you are, and that's really cool."

Prairie Meadows to Host 6th Annual Vets of Valor Radiothon October 30, 2019

Prairie Meadows will host the sixth annual Vets of Valor Radiothon on Monday, November 11.

Employee Stories - Mark Dylo October 28, 2019

Mark Dylo loves to come to work. No, really. He still feels the same energy and excitement walking through the doors of Prairie Meadows as he did on his first day over six years ago.

More than $80k granted to Mingo Fire Department October 16, 2019

Two grants, totaling more than $80,000, were awarded to the Mingo Fire Department to assist in much needed equipment purchases vital to both the public and the volunteers safety.

$10,000 Donated to Stead Family Children's Hospital October 15, 2019

In honor of employee Carson King's skyrocketing Venmo fundraiser, Prairie Meadows donated $10,000 to University of Iowa's Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City.

$18,000 Donated to Kid's Café in Altoona October 15, 2019

Did you know only 1 in 7 children who need food during the summer months get it? Summertime can be challenging for kids, especially those with food insecurities. Kid's Café in Altoona was established to help with the food insecurity gap during those summer months.

$25,000 Grant to MercyOne for Mental Health Assistance October 15, 2019

Prairie Meadows' grant will also help provide equipment for occupational health services at MercyOne Newton Medical Center.

Enjoy the Outdoors While You Workout October 15, 2019

A $5,000 Prairie Meadows Community Betterment grant to the Altoona Campus has made working out mean something new.

Prairie Meadows Honors 2019 Racing Hall of Fame Inductees October 15, 2019

Since 1998 Prairie Meadows has honored those individuals and equines that have made a lasting impact on our success as a racetrack. This year's inductees have had a significant impact on the racing program here at Prairie Meadows and around the nation. Inductees were honored at a ceremony held on August 10.

Prairie Meadows Premier Sponsor of World Food & Music Festival October 15, 2019

The 15th annual World Food & Music Festival was held at Western Gateway Park September 20 - 22, 2019.