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LaGrange County Corn School marking 109th year

It’s autumn. And to make that official, the 109th Annual LaGrange County Corn School is set to kick off Tuesday, Oct. 1. The annual street fair on Detroit Street runs through Saturday evening.

Detroit Street will close Monday evening, Sept. 30, as crews set up the rides and games, which open at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Entries for exhibits and produce contests starts at noon Tuesday. All entries have to be entered by Thursday at 11 a.m.

Tuesday evening is the antique, classic and future car show. The cars will join the Goodfellows, Scouts and civic groups parade at 7:30 that evening.

The first contest at the gazebo is the Little Miss Corn School Contest at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

On Wednesday evening, the Kiddie Parade float judging takes place at 6:45 p.m. in the Farmers State Bank parking lot and along Wayne and High streets. The parade starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Corn School Queen contest is Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the courthouse gazebo.

At 8:30 p.m., the LaGrange County Citizen of the Year will be announced.

On Thursday, judging takes place of all exhibits entered by 11 a.m. Farm produce and scarecrow contest entries will be judged at 4 p.m.

The school float judging will be at 7 p.m. along Wayne Street alongside the Farmers State Bank building, with the parade at 7:30 p.m.

Friday evening is the Corn School Talent Contest at the gazebo, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The veterans/fire department/EMT and police parade goes down Detroit Street at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday is the big parade at 2 p.m. Floats will be judged at 1 p.m. near Lord’s Seeds on East Lafayette Street. This year’s theme is “Building LaGrange County’s Future.”

The garden tractor pulling contest will be at 4 p.m. on Wayne Street.

American Legion Post 215 will host a steak fry at the Legion at 5 p.m.