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Cornfest draws crowd to Y’ville

August 23, 2010
By COLIN KYLER ckyler@timesobserver.com
People from all over the region gathered over the weekend at Youngsville’s annual Cornfest, celebrating one of the area’s most important crops. Attendees on Saturday gave mostly positive reviews. Events included a parade, motorcycle games and a corn-eating contest. Jim Weilacher said he loved everything about it. He said he wanted to attend in order to give back to the community. Frances Campbell said she most enjoyed the parade. Kristy Turner said the event is great for the community. It brings people together, she said, and helps organizations raise funds. Though this year marked her first Cornfest, Turner said she enjoyed the parade and the horse wagon rides. In the future, she said community members will continue to support the event. Sherri Egolf said she does not live in the area, but her husband entered the turkey-calling contest. In addition to watching him compete, she said she also looked forward to the food. “It’s a nice day,” Egolf said. “We thought we’d drive up.” Patricia Franklin said she most enjoyed seeing Olympic Silver Medalist Mike Shine again. In addition, she said she wanted to walk around and see what activities the festival had. “I think it gets better every year,” Franklin said. The festival began Friday and concluded Sunday. Events scheduled for the final day included a canoe and kayak race, lawn mower races and a firemen fun obstacle course.

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Times Observer photo by Colin Kyler
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William Nichols of Kane downs one of the 13 ears of corn he consumed in five minutes to win the corn-eating contest. See more photos on page C1.

 
 

 

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