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Corn School kicks off Tuesday night

This year’s Corn School, the 111th year for the street fair, takes place this week just a day after the courthouse square will host the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay kickoff. This year’s Corn School theme is, fittingly, “Indiana’s Bicentennial: 200 Years and Still Dreaming.”

Events begin Tuesday, Oct. 4, with an antique, classic and future classic car cruise-in at 6:30 p.m. in the Farmers State Bank parking lot, with the cars joining the parade at 7:30 p.m. The first parade will also feature area Goodfellows, scouts and civic groups.

Tuesday evening will also feature area talent with the Corn School Talent Contest at the gazebo.

Wednesday evening, the Kiddie Parade will go up and down Detroit Street at 7:30 p.m. Parade lineup is in the Farmers State Bank parking lot.

Also on Wednesday, the Queen Contest starts at the gazebo at 8 p.m. The 2015 Corn School Queen will be crowned Thursday night. 

One of the annual highlights of Corn School will be the announcement of Citizen of the Year at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

On Thursday, farm, flower and baked goods can be entered until 11 a.m., with judging following check-in.

Scarecrow contest entrants will be judged Thursday at 4 p.m.

Thursday’s evening parade is at 7:30 p.m. and will feature school floats.

The Corn School Queen contest will wrap up Thursday beginning at 8 p.m., with the queen being crowned later in the evening at the gazebo.

For Friday, the Little Miss Corn School contest starts at 6:30 p.m. at the courthouse gazebo.

Friday’s parade will be the loud one, with the veterans, fire departments, EMT and police departments featured that evening.

Saturday will include the Big Parade at 2 p.m., with the Corn School Queen, Citizen of the Year, and others taking to the parade route up and down Detroit Street.

The garden tractor pull starts at 4 p.m. Saturday on Wayne Street between Detroit and High streets.