With a name like “Prince Farming,” expect seed corn caps, twangin’ music, rides on tractors that most farmers no longer use and images of row upon row of corn when Iowan Chris Soules begins his turn as “The Bachelor.”
Season 19 of the “reality” dating show begins Monday, Jan. 5 on ABC. If you haven’t already caught the previews, the prediction of corn o’plenty looks to be on-target, as seen in this corny “Prince Farming” video, which doesn’t do much for fairy tales, or rhyme: Bachelor video
Chris Soules looks to be a decent guy, but there are plenty more bachelor farmers hailing from his home of Arlington, Iowa, a town of just over 400 people located about 60 miles north of Cedar Rapids in Fayette County.
“The Other Bachelors of Arlington, Iowa” calendar has been a hit of its own, featuring single men in the Arlington area. The calendars, at $14.99 each, are serving as a fundraiser to build a new Arlington Community Center.
At last check, the Other Bachelors Facebook page had surpassed 3,000 “likes” and had calendar orders from nearly half of all 50 states. Their goal is to ship a calendar to all 50 states by the time “The Bachelor” premiers Monday night.
Summer Handel, director of marketing and sales, said about 775 of the original 1,000 calendars have already sold, with about $8,000 raised toward the Community Center effort.
“We are actually trying to determine at this point how many more to order,” she said.
Here is more about the calendar: $14.99 each (Plus $2.00 Shipping)
ALL PROCEEDS toward the Arlington Community Center
Purchase on mobile: http://ow.ly/FOTOZ
The “Raise the Community” campaign steering committee with the help of Sam Gamm Photography www.samgammphotography.com created this calender in light of Arlington’s celebrity bachelor.
For additional ordering information email firstname.lastname@example.org or message the Facebook page.
ALL PROCEEDS go towards the building of the new Arlington Community Center.
Calendars are available for sale at:
* 24 Hour Total Fitness (Manchester)
* Farmers Savings Bank (Colesburg)
* Farmers Savings Bank/Strawberry Foods (Strawberry Point)
* Rod & Cal’s (Strawberry Point)
* Viafield Coop (Arlington)
* Charley’s Quik Shop (Arlington)
* Farmers Savings Bank (Arlington)
* Common Grounds (Lamont)
* Starmont High School
* Financial Visions (Oelwein)
* The Pumper (Fayette)
* Kuennen’s House of Power (Maynard)