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September 18, 2019

8/7/2019 8:04:00 AM
Backus Legion, community to host Corn Fest events

The Backus American Legion, Sons of the Legion, Auxiliary and the community's Corn Fest Committee are sponsoring several events during the annual Corn Fest festival Aug. 9-11.

The post will kick off the weekend with a meat raffle at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10. Five packages will be awarded each of 7 rounds for a $1 ticket.

Saturday, Aug. 10, there will be horseshoe and bean bag tournaments at 2 p.m. with 100 percent paybacks plus $100 cash supplements for prizes for both events. Sign-up for the tournaments begin at 1 p.m. Horseshoe entries are $10 a person with drawings for partners. Bean bag entries are $10 for a two-person team. An outdoor beer bar will be provided.

The annual post reception for visiting veterans units participating in the Corn Fest Parade will begin at 11:15 p.m, followed by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday Legion events conclude with free customer and cash drawings at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 11, the Frankie Lamb Band, in its 15th season of Sunday dances at the Legion, returns from 2-5 p.m., playing classic country, pop, old time and swing. That will be followed by a Cass County Wild Clovers 4H Club Benefit Chicken Dinner for $10 from 5 p.m. 'til gone. The annual Auxiliary Corn Fest Raffle drawings will take place at 3 and 4 p.m.

Also, Sunday, the monthly Legion Auxiliary breakfast will be served from 7:30-11:30 a.m. It includes a choice of French toast or pancakes, fried or scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage, juice and coffee for $7 for adults and $4 for children under 7. Proceeds go toward active duty troop, veterans, community and other Auxiliary programs.

Saturday Corn Fest events include a parade at 11 a.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat sweet corn, ham, wild rice, potato salad and watermelon feed at the Fire Hall - $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under accompanied by a paid adult.

There are street dances Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 8 p.m., kids and adult games, a craft and vendor market, money scramble, treasure hunt, beer garden, a fishing bowl contest, Saturday fireworks at dusk and more. The Senior Center will serve rolls at 9 a.m. Saturday.

An outdoor beer garden sponsored by Willard's Saloon & Eatery and food booth will be available during the festival. Sunday activities include an outdoor church service from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. downtown and a Country Cruisers Car Club exhibit.

Detailed information on all Corn Fest events is available at, in local newspapers and on festival flyers.

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