‘Records indicate Mason City officials kept RAGBRAI drag show ‘secret,’ minors allowed to attend and unknown if taxpayer dollars went toward it.’
‘The picture is a little bit clearer on the drag show that Mason City hosted as part of its RAGBRAI festivities earlier this summer. A city councilman admitted the drag show wasn’t advertised so as not to bring attention to it, but mysteriously said nobody was trying to hide anything. Minors were allowed to attend. And an event organizer was willing to pay the $750 on her own or find a sponsor if the city wanted her to.
In early August, Mason City Administrator, a person called Aaron Burnett, said the city was proud to be a sponsor and support the “very successful RAGBRAI Mason City overnight.”
He said the city was a “key sponsor” and the overnight was a collaboration of many entities — including the city of Mason City, Visit Mason City and Main Street Mason City.’ https://theiowastandard.com/records-indicate-mason-city-officials-kept-ragbrai-drag-show-secret-minors-allowed-to-attend-and-unknown-if-taxpayer-dollars-went-toward-it-2/