Adventureland Family Outing is Around the Corner

posted on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More than 2,500 Iowa Select Farms’ employees, contracted site managers and their families will soon be enjoying one of two adventurous outings at Adventureland Amusement Park in Altoona, Iowa. Iowa Select Farms has hosted the much-anticipated event since 1997 as an opportunity for caretakers to take break from work, head to Des Moines and treat themselves and their families to a fun-filled day. Adventureland is Iowa’s largest amusement park and features rides, shows, games and attractions.

“We give the employees who attend the day off so they don’t have to use their own vacation days to enjoy the event,” says Jen Sorenson, Communications Director. “They get to meet people from other farms along with their families, and everyone has fun planning and mapping out their day so they take full advantage of all of the rides and Adventureland Bay.”

“Our family loves Adventureland, we look forward to going every year,” said Don Hunt, Sow Supervisor for the southern Iowa production region. “This is something very unique, our managers work hard to make sure everyone gets a chance to go and that the responsibilities at the farm are covered.

One-half the employees on each farm will journey to Des Moines on June 17 and the other half June 24 to ensure all farm chores are covered. Families will be treated to a kid-friendly lunch featuring pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, hot dogs and ice cream.