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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Simply AWESOME!



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    de de de de de de de, do do do do do do do, I got to get out of here


    read this post quickly - it might not last long

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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyballz View Post
    de de de de de de de, do do do do do do do, I got to get out of here

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArQ46Y5VqHI]YouTube - Travelocity Gnome commercial Jan/2010 tarirarirari ti tuuuuuu......[/ame]



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Please tell me that the gnome came from a private donation and our tax dollars or our hard pressed university budget dollars were not used to purchase a giant garden gnome?



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Please tell me that the gnome came from a private donation and our tax dollars or our hard pressed university budget dollars were not used to purchase a giant garden gnome?
    That was my first thought.



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Please tell me that the gnome came from a private donation and our tax dollars or our hard pressed university budget dollars were not used to purchase a giant garden gnome?
    The garden is funded 40% by ISU (the owner), 40% by revenues from the facility itself and 20% donations. My understanding that the gardens themselves and "monuments" are 100% donation funded.

    With that said, why donate a HUGE gnome since something that big can't still be considered a gnome? I think the next time I donate to the gardens I will inlcude a gnome exculsion caveat!



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Please tell me that the gnome came from a private donation and our tax dollars or our hard pressed university budget dollars were not used to purchase a giant garden gnome?
    The Gardens have a different theme every summer. Last year, it was dinosaurs, this year it is gnomes. These things are likely rented for the summer and I'm sure that Reiman Gardens views it as a promotional investment. Believe me, they are strapped enough to know better than to waste their budget, no matter where those dollars came from.



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    It is this year's theme. They do a theme every year. Supported by donations. They tried to get Travelocity to sponser part of it but they passed.



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird View Post
    It is this year's theme. They do a theme every year. Supported by donations. They tried to get Travelocity to sponser part of it but they passed.
    That could have had some fun with that. The Travelocity gnome could have done a double take on seeing Godzilla Gnome!



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    I would guess that part of the funding is from Roy and Bobby Reiman, a very successful publisher Husband/Wife team out of Greendale, WI. He sold his Pub Company with several titles to Readers Digest about 5-7 years ago for around $800,000,000 to $900MM dollars. I belive he was a graduate of ISU, hence the garden. Maybe we can get him interested in Football and get that stadium bowled in!

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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    BAHAHAHAHA!! Thing is huge!


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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Please tell me that the gnome came from a private donation and our tax dollars or our hard pressed university budget dollars were not used to purchase a giant garden gnome?
    Can you think of a better way to spend our money? I submit that you cannot.



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    Re: New Giant Garden Gnome in Reiman Gardens

    maybe if we promise the Reimans that the troll can sit in the South end zone...they will help out bowling it in.


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