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Corn Festival events announced

Kiddie Parade includes new decorating category

The 2018 Corn Festival Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit again will be at First Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Jackson St.

There is a class for everyone at the Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit. The event showcases the talents of participants by exhibiting their handmade projects.

There are many categories, including stenciling, tin punch, stained glass, woodworking and needlework. Recent additions to this show include scrapbooking, rubber stamping and card making.

There also are several categories open to youth exhibitors. Jeri Robinson, the chairperson of this event, encourage entrants of all ages to participate.

Entries for the Hobby and Handicraft Exhibit will be accepted from
5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at First Presbyterian Church.

The exhibit will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 and from 11 a.m. to
2 p.m. Sept. 30.

All exhibits must be removed between 2:30 and 5 p.m. Sept. 30.

Entry and admission fee is a Corn Festival button. Come out and vote for the People’s Choice Award, which will be given to the highest vote-getter at the end of the festival.

Ribbons and cash prizes will be awarded.

Kiddie Parade

The Kiddie Parade for the 70th annual Grundy County Corn Festival will be Sept. 29. The lineup and judging will be at 12:30 p.m. at the south side of Chapin Park, with the parade to follow at 1p.m.

The categories are Best of Theme, which this year is “Harvesting Memories for 70 Years;” King and Queen; Most Original; and Corn Festival Queen’s Choice.

A king and queen must be entered together as one unit, and they are not judged separately. A new category also has been added: Best Decorated Bicycle, Wagon or Tractor.

The parade route will end at the Grundy Bank drive-up at Main and Franklin streets. Prizes will be announced by WCSJ morning host Kevin Schramm and awarded by the 2018 Corn Festival queen.

The event will be judged this year by the Corn Festival queen and her court.

Participants must register in advance. Entry forms are available on the Corn Festival website or at the office.

Information needed are an entrant’s name, age, address and parent’s names to the Corn Festival office. The mailing address is P.O. Box 22, Morris, IL 60450.

The form also can be dropped off
at the Corn Festival office, 909 N. Liberty St. – the train depot that also houses the Grundy County Chamber.

The Corn Festival office is on the east side (back) of the building.

All Kiddie Parade participants must wear a Corn Festival button.

The deadline to enter is Sept. 27.

For information, call the Corn Festival office at 815-942-2676 or visit the website at

Office hours are from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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