They come to town. Set up the rides. Stay for the week and then are gone as quickly as they arrived. Other than running the games or taking ride tickets, the workers with the Skerbeck Brothers Shows don’t often have a lot of interaction with those in the community they are visiting.
On Wednesday, though, the workers here for the 2013 Corn School were treated to some LaGrange County hospitality through the work of volunteers from the Northeast LaGrange County Cluster of United Methodist Churches. Thirty-six volunteers cooked and served a family-style dinner for the workers at the LaGrange County 4-H Fairgrounds Shelterhouse. The workers were treated to a feast of chicken and noodles, meatballs, sweet corn, salad and dessert, all provided by the six Methodist churches in the cluster.
The idea started with a posting on a church site, Glory Sighting, where churches can share ideas, and one was to serve a meal for carnival workers during a festival.
The timing worked out well to serve the workers a lunch prior to the festival rides and games opening later that evening.
This is also the last event of the year for the Skerbeck crew, making this opportunity to sit and eat together one last time even more special.
The United Methodist churches involved in Wednesday’s meal were Howe, Pretty Prairie, East Springfield, Mongo, Plato, and the LaGrange 1st United Methodist Church.
Volunteers were pleased with the results of the dinner and are already looking forward to doing the dinner again next year.