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Corn School celebrates ‘Harnessing LaGrange County Resources’


The 107th Annual LaGrange County Corn School is set to begin Tuesday evening, with SR 9 closing Monday evening as workers begin to set up the rides on Detroit St. The various food booths are already being set up along the street, as well.

The annual street fair runs Tuesday through Saturday, Oct. 2-6.

CornSchool’s theme for 2012 is “Harnessing LaGrange County Resources.”

Tuesday evening will feature the Goodfellows, Scouts, civic groups and car parade beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s highlight is the Kiddie Parade beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday will see area bands and schools walking the parade route up and back down Detroit St.

On Friday, area heroes will be the focus of the parade with veterans, fire departments, EMTs and police participating.

The big parade starts Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

A highlight of the annual festival is the naming of the Citizen of the Year, which will take place at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the LaGrange County Courthouse Gazebo.

Little Miss Corn School is the first competition of the week, held at the gazebo on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

The 2012 Corn School Queen will be named Wednesday evening, with the contest starting at 8 p.m., with a break for the naming of the Citizen of the Year. (See related article.)

Friday evening will feature the Corn School Talent Competition at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibit entries will start Tuesday at noon, and will be released at 5 p.m. Saturday. A flower show will be held Thursday, along with judging the scarecrow entries.