Officers

President - Kim Humphrey
1st VP - Will Monsour
2nd VP - Laura Bullock
3rd VP - Randy Greenwell
Treas - Bailey Greenwell
Secretary - Paul Monsour

Committees

Director - Kim Humphrey
Petting Z00 - Matt Buckman
Fest Guide - Mary Heppler
Events - W Monsour
Pageants - [TBD]
Secretary - Paul Monsour
2019 Morganfield Lions Club
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Welcome to our 2019 Web Site!

Theme for 2019: "Everyone Counts in Union County"

As a reminder of the importance of the 2020 Census; the Morganfield Lions Club acknowledges the hard work of Census Workers.

Ready, Set ...

The 2019 Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival is ready.

Join us for lunch! The food vendors are ready. The Petting Zoo's animals will arrive shortly, there are plenty of clean rest rooms. the carnival rides are ready and the stage is set.

Come back for pictures of on-going events


Petting Zoo

Portable Toilets

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NOTE IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE CORN HOLE TOURNAMENT8th Annual Corn Hole Tournament hosted by the Morganfield Volunteer Fire Department on Friday September 27th at the Fire Department. Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. $10 fee to enter and winners receive half pot.



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Vision screening got off to a rough start but with help from UCHS HOSA volunteers we solved a number of operational problems but still could not focus the camera because of the bright light. After a number of ingenious attempts, Brynn Russelburg suggested we call Sam McLeod a member of her church who is, as it turns out, also the Lions Club handiman for the Corn Festival.

With one telephone call to Sam, he came to the rescue with an army surplus tarpaulin, which covered the entire tent and totally eclipsed the sun. Our volunteers resumed their work. Note the "new" roof on the Lions Club Tent in the photo below. You will also notice the head gear worn by our volunteers. You can guess that the tent was next to The Balloon Guy's station.

Our volunteers also took some time to pet the camel housed behind the Vision Screening tent.


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Grand Marshall: Members of the Griggs-Alvey
American Legion Post 48

In recognition of the 100 Year Anniversary of the Griggs-Alvey American Legion Post 48, the Morganfield Lions Club will honor the members of the American Legion with the designation of Grand Marshall for the annual Lions Club Parade.

2019 Golden Kernel: Martin Thomas

Martin Thomas' years of service to the Union County community is being recognized at this time. [Complete resume to follow]

New Events and Information of Interest

The Morganfield Lions Club Information Booth will be located near the stage again this year.


If your organization would like to provide volunteers to assist Lions Club members during the Corn Festival, contact any member for an assignment.


Taxi service funded by grants provided to the Morganfield Police Department will be available again this year. Friday and Saturday nights taxis will be stationed behind IZZIES by Old National ATM Machine until 2:00 a.m. for festival attendees needing a ride home.


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Morganfield Fire Department

A shout out to the Morganfield Fire Department's support of Kids' World. Dale Pierce provided a 20 ft by 40 ft tent to house the Petting Zoo animals while he, Donny Bealmear and Russel Wyatt set up the tent on Monday morning. Dale's dad Cecil Pierce also helped Lions Club members with this hot and sweaty task. With their help we were able to raise two tents for Baird's Petting Zoo. This venue is an extended part of the 2019 Morganfield Lion's Club Corn Festival. In addition to the Petting Zoo, the Pony Rides, the Balloon Guy and Vision Screening we are adding the Dunking Booth, Flavored Ice Shavings and possibly other vendors. Be sure to bring the kids to this fun additon to the festival.


The Bee Man






Lincoln

Lincoln Speaks at Court House

Lincoln present to promote 2020 census jobs for Union County. Everyone counts in Union County and recruiters will be here to help complete applications for workers willing to fill critical jobs for the 2020 Census. A table will be set up near the State marker on the grounds of the Union County Court House. Stop by and complete an application.

Lincoln will recite some of the speech given by the original Lincoln in !840.

Per Wikipedia "This speech was presented at the Union County courthouse. It was in 1840 when Lincoln, at the age of 31 and an elector from Illinois, campaigned for the Whig presidential candidate William Henry Harrison. This was done after Lincoln led a parade from Shawneetown, Illinois, with white horses pulling floats carrying ladies."


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Mind's Eye Studio

The Morganfield Lions Club is offering an award for the best yard decoration that expresses the theme for this year's festival "Everyone Counts in Union County". While they are not directly related to the Corn Festival, the Mind's Eye Studio in its way is making Union County count with its own decorations.

Rebecca Jo Goodman, award winning artist and proprietor of Mind's Eye Studio, has started the Community Art Bike project with the theme from John Prine's new single Summer's End with a sentimental call to "Just Come On Home". Rebecca believes this is a call for natives to return to their roots and come home.

Her mind's eye sees this vision in vintage style bikes, which are popping up around Morganfield, and represent that small town feel of home. Colorful bicyles with large tires, wide handle bars, "comfortable" seats and wide pedals that required a lot of foot power to move around town.

These bikes are donated, "renovated" and placed at local sites by sponsors for $25. Rebecca wants everyone to listen to Summer's End to revive that feel for home. Here are a few of the bikes Rebecca has placed at City Hall, UCB on Main Street, next to Uptown Barber and many other sites. Play John Prine's song and find your own personal favorite bike.

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2019 Morganfield Lion's Club Corn Festival Venue

Display large view of Corn Festival Venue

Volunteers are needed to direct traffic and stage floats this year.

Corn Festival Venue
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RENAISSANCE STAGE

The Springs

September 28, 2019 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


The Springs

The Springs have shared the stage with some of country music’s top recording acts including Florida Georgia Line, Thompson Square, Jake Owen, Josh Turner, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Love and Theft, Mark Wills, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Charlie Daniels and Easton Corbin. As down to earth as they are talented, The Springs enjoy interacting with their fans of all ages. Their fans have taken on the name “Springsters”, and have truly become more than just “fans” to The Springs. Stewart & Holly actually call their fans, “frans” (friends + fans = frans) because they truly feel a personal friendship between each fan. After each show they stay to make sure they sign autographs and take pictures with everyone that comes (many times 4-6 hours) to let each “fran” know how much they mean to them.

RENAISSANCE STAGE

Jordan Brooker

September 28, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Jordan Brooker

Raised in rural Indiana, Jordan Brooker grew up consumed by the sounds of mid-late 90’s grunge and early 2000’s alternative rock. With a strong faith, deep belief in taking risks, and an undeniable support system, Jordan decided to take his interests to Nashville and pursue an artist career. Since moving to Music City, Jordan has spent ample time honing his craft as a songwriter and artist. His songs reflect an era of romanticism, yet remain timeless. On stage, Jordan's explosive rock n roll choruses mixed with his moody piano-driven ballads, take his fans on a journey through his life. He recently completed his first nationwide tour as direct support to Drake White & The Big Fire. His debut self-titled EP has garnered over 5 million streams and has spotlighted him as one of Pandora's 2019 Artist to watch.

COURT HOUSE

The GlasTone

September 28, 2019 Noon to 2:00 p.m.


The Glastones

GlasTone is a 6 member band based out of Western Kentucky. The group is comprised of 4 main vocalist (all males do background harmonies as well), acoustic guitarist, 2 electric guitarist, keyboard player, bass guitarist, and drummer. Whether you are a fan of classic rock or you like to dance all night long to funk, and country this band has what you need. Songs old and new and everything in between. We are constantly learning new material to stay ahead. GlasTone is the latter, delivering an engaging and memorable event. We deliver an energetic live dance band experience. Glastone specializes in serious fun and entertainment for all bar scenes,private parties and corporate functions. With a huge variety of live music available, GlasTone can work with you to create an event that will entertain your guests, get and keep them engaged and dancing, and thanking you for including them in such a great event.


RENAISSANCE STAGE

Fire Department Skit/Play/Puppet Show

September 28, 2019 11:15 a.m.


New Fun Event

COURT HOUSE

Cheer and Dance

September 28, 2019 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Click Here to print Cheer and Dance Release Form for 2019.


Long standing Cheer and Dance Competition schedudled for Saturday morning at the Court House.

KEMPER CPA PARKING LOT

Cross Fit Competition

Sponsored by Crossfit Gym of Morganfield

September 27, 2019 6:00 p.m.


Crossfit

Morganfield CrossFit is hosting the 4th Fittest in the Field. This is a team competition of m/m or f/f Rx, Scaled, Masters. There will be 2 workouts and a floater to complete. Do you have what it takes to be the Fittest in the Field? We can only have around 40 teams so grab your spot as soon as you can!!!!!



Morganfield Fire Department

8th Annual Corn Hole Tournament

September 27, 2019 7:00 p.m.


8th Annual Corn Hole Tournament hosted by the Morganfield Volunteer Fire Department on Friday September 27th at the Fire Department. Registration begins at 6:00 a.m. $10 fee to enter and winners receive half pot.

COURT HOUSE

Lincoln speaks at Court House

September 26, 2019 3:30 p.m. [Subject to Change]


Lincoln

Lincoln will speak to 5th graders at Morganfield Elementary on Thursday morning and visit a 1st grade class room before speaking at John Paul II at 1:00 p.m. After visiting John Paul II, Lincoln will visit the Union County Court House where he made a political speech.

FRONT OF COURT HOUSE

Fire Truck Pull

Fire Chief and Job Corps

September 28, 2019 3:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.



FRONT OF COURT HOUSE

5K Walk/Run Race sponsored by YMCA

Registration September 26, 2019 4:30 p.m.

Race Starts September 26, 2019 6:00 p.m.


All age groups.

RENAISSANCE STAGE

BINGO

September 27, 2019 9:00 a.m.

Sponsored by Old National Bank


Early start of festivities on Friday with traditional BINGO sponsored by Old National Bank. BINGO players come join the fun.

HWY 60 NEXT TO IZZIES

Band [Band To be announced]

Sponsored by Izzies

September 28, 2019 9:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.


Band to be sponsored by Izzies will play from 9-11:30 on a temporary stage set up on HWY 60, which will be blocked off during festival hours for convenience of festival goers.


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Vehicle Traffic

HWY 56 will be blocked at N Richards Ln. at 9:00 a.m. All vehicle traffic will be required to enter the Parade Staging area from Bob Hite Rd or by the HWY 60 Bypass. Two way traffic will be allowed on Bob Hite Rd and on HWY 60 Bypass; however, all Parade vehicle traffic will be encouraged to enter Legion Park by HWY 60 Bypass. Signs will be placed at strategic locations to indicate traffic flow e.g.entry to E Waverly ST 2091 at Long John Silvers, entry to Bob Hite Rd, entry to HWY 56 from HWY 60 Bypass, HWY 56 at N Richards Ln


Parade Staging

Important Changes About Parade Line Up for 2019 [Subject to Change up to Friday September 27th, so return for late changes.]

Parade Staging is Changing. Due to the increased number of entries and especially entries that arrive just prior to parade start, we are changing our rules for line up. First, we will pre-assign entry positions for the following categories of entries only, which will be positioned inside the park: emergency vehicles will be placed at the front of the parade (as usual), current Corn Festival pageant winners will be placed in front of the Legion Building, antigue cars and tractors will be placed in the parking lot in front of the Legion Building, school/club floats will be placed along Park St at the top of the park inside the gate and horses will be placed at the bottom of the park outside the gate near the baseball diamonds (as usual)

All Other Non-assigned Entries [Religious, Civic, Business, non-current Corn Festival Pageant Winners and Late Entries] will be directed to the HWY 56 staging area where each entry will be assigned a number, first come first positioned.

These entries will be assigned numbers and positions on a first come first serve basis along HWY 56 beside the park. Floats and other parade entries will be parked in the right lane pointing in a westerly direction. Traffic flow in an easterly direction will be controlled by Traffic Directors stationed on HWY 56 at N Richards Ln.

We believe the additional staging on HWY 56 will reduce the traffic congestion in the park and reduce confusion.


Traffic Directors

Morganfield City Police, Job Corps Students and Lions Club members will be directing traffic, assigning entry numbers helping drivers as needed. Vehicles that are dropping off riders on floats may proceed through the park and exit on N Richards Ln. Drivers that want to leave their vehicles may park in the designated parking areas, especially the new parking lot next to the football field.

[See map of Legion Park Staging Area below.]


2019 Parade Application

Click here to print a Parade Application for 2019.

2019 Morganfield Lion's Club Corn Festival Parade Staging at Legion Park

Click on the map to display large view of Parade Staging Map

Please note that instructions on the Parade Application do not include the information contained here regarding Parade Staging. Follow these directions.

Volunteers are needed to direct traffic and stage floats this year.

Parade Staging
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GRASS LOT ACROSS FROM MORGANFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Baird's Petting Zoo

Thursday, Friday 4:30 p.m. to Closing and Saturday 11:00 a.m.to Closing

Welcome back Union County residents, Jeff and Juliah Baird who bring their domestic and exotic animals once again to the Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival. We will have two large tents located in the grassy lot across the street from the Morganfield Fire Department. This new location expands the venue and allows expansion on Short Street across HWY 60 (which will be closed off during festival hours) through Kemper CPA parking lot all the way to UCB. The animals will enjoy the new location and we hope you will too. Viewing of the parade at this location will be an ideal way for parents and their kids to attend the petting zoo and watch the parade.


Feeding the Animals

GRASS LOT ACROSS FROM MORGANFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Vision Screening

Thurs 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to Noon

Vision Camera

Members of the Union County High School HOSA Club have agreed to assist the Morganfield Lions Club to conduct Vision Screening at the 2019 Lions Club Corn Festival.


GRASS LOT ACROSS FROM MORGANFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT

Balloon Guy

Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to Noon

The Morganfield Lions Club has confirmed that The Balloon Guy will once again be featured entertainment at Kids' World.

Daniel Herron a.k.a. "The Balloon Guy" has a talent for making just about anything out of balloons. He has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years with his comedy style magic and fascinating balloon creations. Daniel is best known for his antics with a giant balloon that is so big, he needs a leaf blower to inflate it! Whether it's with his crazy style of magic or his creative uses for balloons, Daniel is sure to keep the audience entertained and laughing out loud with his unique style. The Balloon Guy will blow you away with his zany antics


HWY 56 from Brady St to City Hall

Cubmobile Races for Cub Scouts

September 28 11:00 a.m.

Paul Loxley and the Morganfield Cub Scouts will be racing their home made soap box vehicles again this year. Come out early and enjoy all of the events at the Festival.

PARKING LOT BEHIND C MICHAEL WILLIAMSON'S LAW OFFICE

Carnival Rides

Thursday, Friday 4:30 p.m. to Closing and Saturday 11:00 a.m.to Closing

Vision Camera

Great American Shows Carnival delivers exceptional rides, games, food and much more to attract festival goers. Thursday is half price bracelet night so bring the family and take advantage of the lower price.

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Sponsor Information

The Morganfield Lions Club Information Booth will be located near the stage again this year.

If your organization would like to provide volunteers to assist Lions Club members during the Corn Festival, contact any member for an assignment.

Each week the Morganfield Lions Club will feature an existing, long term sponsor Corn Festibal and a new 2019 sponsor. The next column will include a logo and brief comment about the sponsor. Please contact a Lions Club member if your company or organization would like to support the Morganfield Lions Club in its mission to provide financial aid to the needy of Union County; especially those with a need for vision assistance.


Featured Sponsor

Featured SponsorH&R Agri Power A long time sponsor and partner of the Morganfield Lions Club Corn Festival is your full service farm equipment dealer in Morganfield, KY featuring new and used farm equipment, precision farming solutions, certified service and parts support for Case IH, Kubota, Brent, Land Pride and many other leading equipment brands.


New Sponsors


Sponsorship Prices

Band $Call
Gold $Call
Silver $Call
Stage $Call
Petting Zoo $Call


Festival Guide

The Festival Guide is published on the Friday before Labor Day week end so that festival goers see what events are scheduled and who our supporters are.

Existing advertisers will receive a letter in May inviting you to place an ad again in the guide.
Event Sponsors will be contacted by a Lions Club member to renew a sponsorship for a specific event or particpate as a Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsorship. We also look to local organizations to sponsor the Parade, bands and the Carnival.

Nearly one hundred pages of Corn Festival sponsors, trivia, ads, events and important information about the Corn Festival are published each year in the Festival Guide. Keep your copy throughout the year and support your local establishments with your patronage


New Advertisers

Dr. Bebout Ad UC Family Dental Taqueria Izzy's UC Clerk's Office Uptown Barbering Alotta Fun Hawkins

Ad Prices

Full Page $175
3Quarter Page $140
2Third Page $115
Half $90
Third Page $60
Quarter Page $50

Gold Sponsors

KENTUCKY UTILITIES
UNITED COMMUNITY BANK


Silver Sponsors

CPLANT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
HOME OIL AND GAS
PLANTERS BANK


Corporate Sponsors

ALAN'S BODY SHOP
CANCUN/FIESTA ACAPULCO RESTAURANTS
CONSOLIDATED GRAIN AND BARGE
FARM CREDIT SERVICES
H&R AGRI POWER
HEALTH FIRST CHC
IZZY'S ITALIAN RISTORANTE
JIM DAVID MEATS
MORGANFIELD HOME CENTER
OLD NATIONAL BANK
RED HAT REALTY & AUCTION
RIVER VIEW COAL COMPANY
STATE FARM INSURANCE
UNION COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION


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Important Information


Vendors will not be able to move out of their spots before 11:00 p.m. on Saturday unless they are able to carry everything out by hand.

Vendors may move out on Sunday Morning.

When highways and roads are blocked by police, no vehicles are allowed to enter except authorized emergency vehicles per State Police.

Signs for Parade cars that represent pageant winners and honorees will be made without names.

Click Here to View Court Street Vendor Map

Click Here to View Short Street Vendor Map


Applications & Lions Info


Current vendors should have received a letter from Ruth Jones, our indispensible vendor relations representative, during May. If you have not received a letter you can print an application and mail it to the attention of Ruth Jones.

Click Here to print For Profit Application.

Click Here to print Non Profit Application.

Click Here to print a Letter to the Vendor from the Morganfield Lions Club.


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2019 Corn Festival Pageants & Talent

Pageants



Pageants are a staple of small town America. The Morganfield Lions Club believes this is an important part of the annual festival with volunteers, prizes and other critical support.


Talent Contest Application

Click Here to print Talent Show application for 2019.

Pageant Entry Applications

Click Here to print Miss Corn Festival application for 2019.

Click Here to print Miss Teen Corn Festival application for 2019.

Click Here to print Little Mister/Miss or Miss Pre-Teen application for 2019.

Click Here to print Baby Contest application for 2019.



Event Details


Directors & Judges

The Morganfield Lions Club hopes you appreciate the courage it takes to be a participant, competing with very beautiful and talented Union County residents. These events require days of volunteer time to organize and produce at the highest level. Please thank the volunteers who make this a centerpiece of our festival. Their names are listed below. Over the years, our volunteers worked tirelessly on making this a success. Thank You!

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Featured Sponsor


Pageants and Talent Contest


2018 Pageants and Talent Contest Winners

Miss Corn Festival – Cassidy Hagan, daughter of Travis Hagan & Jeannie Floyd, of Uniontown
Miss Corn Festival – 1st runner up, Aubrey Mills, daughter of Berri & Johnny Simpson, of Morganfield
Miss Corn Festival – 2nd runner up, Emma Sprague, daughter of Andy Sprague and Kelly Willett, of Morganfield

Miss Teen Corn Festival – Samantha Henshaw, daughter of Travis and RheaAnn Henshaw, of Sturgis
Miss Teen Corn Festival – 1st runner up, Grace Holloran, daughter of Bill Holloran & Grace Holloran, of Sturgis
Miss Teen Corn Festival – 2nd runner up, Grace Gough, daughter of Craig & Cindy Gough, of Morganfield

Miss Pre-Teen Corn Festival - Kenley Clark
Little Miss Corn Festival – Aria Brummett
Little Mister Corn Festival - Parker Day


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Highlights & Rides

Carnival Hours


Great American Shows is a family owned and ooperated carnival located in Madisonville, KY. Their business has taken them in and around Chicagoland area for over 40 years and other areas such as Kentucky and Tennessee. Their employees are professionally trained and consider it their priority to put your safety first and foremost. Come and enjoy the Corn Festival.


Prices

Regular

Bracelet Night (Half Price Night on Thursday September 26)


Details Coming!


Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26
11:00 a.m. Food Booths and Crafts Open for Lunch
4:00 p.m. The Balloon Guy until 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Vision Screening until 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Baird's Petting Zoo and Pony Rides until Closing
4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens (half price bracelet night) Sponsored by Morganfield Lions Club
4:30 p.m. Registration for 5K Race Begins
5:00 p.m. National Anthem Opens Festival – Paige Steward at Renaissance Stage
5:00 p.m. Presentation of Colors by American Legion Post #48
5:00 p.m. Miss Teen Pageant
6:00 p.m. YMCA Corn Festival 5K Race Hwy 56 - Front of Courthouse
6:30 p.m. Miss Corn Festival Pageant - Tessa Gough
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27
8:00 a.m. Food and Craft Booths Open
9:00 a.m. BINGO Renaissance Stage - sponsored by Old National Bank
11:00 a.m. Lions Club Booth Opens
4:00 p.m. The Balloon Guy until 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Vision Screening until 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Baird's Petting Zoo and Pony Rides until Closing
4:30 p.m. Little Mr and MIss Pageant - Jona Moore
4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens
4:45 p.m. United Way Campaign Kick-Off
5:00 p.m. Registration for Crossfit Begins
5:30 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen Pageant - Jona Moore
6:00 p.m. Cross Fit Competition at Kemper CPA Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. Talent Show on Stage - Renaissance Stage
7:00 p.m. Corn Hole Tournament - Morganfield Fire Department
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28
9:00 a.m. Baby Contest - Mary Heppler
9:30 a.m.** Tiny Miss and Mr Pageant - Jona Moore [**Immediately following Baby Contest]
10:00 a.m. The Balloon Guy until Noon
10:00 a.m. Vision Screening until Noon
10:00 a.m. Baird's Petting Zoo and Pony Rides until Closing
10:00 a.m. Cheer and Dance Competition at Courthouse – Ms. Lori at YMCA
10:00 a.m. Parade Line Up Begins
10:00 a.m. Cub Scouts Cubmobile Races between Red Hat & Sam's Pizza
11:00 a.m. Carnival Opens
11:15 a.m. Fire Department Skit @Renaissance Park
Noon GlasTones at the Court House
2:00 p.m. 45th Annual Corn Festival Parade Starts along Hwy 56
3:30 p.m. Fire Truck Pull
4:00 p.m. Jordan Brooker at Renaissance Center
6:00 p.m. The Springs at Renaissance Center