Gladbrook's 91st Corn Carnival was "Simply A-Maizing". The celebration was June 27-30 with "Simply A-Maizing" weather, family, friends, and classmates.
Thursday, June 27, started off the amazing weekend with the Collector's Fair with collections that included snowmen, nativity's, quilts, knives, USS Iowa memorabilia, cups and saucers, and many more collectables. That evening brought on the crowning of Corn Carnival Royalty with Madisyn Eggers, daughter of Karen Eggers and Matt Eggers, as Little Miss Corn Carnival and Isaac Baer, son of Hilarry and James Baer, as Little Mister Corn Carnival. Sheresa Lynch was crowned Corn Cob Queen 2013. The Kiddies Parade was full of "A-Maizing" entrants. The Country Classic Four entertained on Main Street after the Kiddie Parade.
Hundreds of people from all over lined the Grand Parade route on Friday night June 28, to watch the parade, made even more "A-Maizing" by the wonderful weather. Mr. Gene Seda was this year's Grand Marshal.
Little Miss and Mister Corn Carnival were announced prior to the Kiddies Parade on Thursday, June 27. Pictured are (l-r) Little Mr. Corn Carnival Isaac Baer, son Hilarry and James Baer, and Little Miss Corn Carnival Madisyn Eggers, daughter of Karen Eggers and Matt Eggers.
Saturday's events included Breakfast In The Park, 5K Walk/Run, Kids Day activities, Sand Volleyball tournament, Pickleball Tournament, Cribbage & 500 Tournament and Shuffleboard Tournament.
Saturday evening brought the Classic Car Cruise with many participants this year and the Gladbrook Has Talent talent show was presented in the Gladbrook Theater. The evening ended with a fabulous fireworks show sponsored by Luethje Auto Sales & Service.
A Community Church Service, "Acres of Joy and Praise" was held on Sunday in the City Centre with a community choir. Rev. Robert P. Doner and Mary Winkelpleck of Peace United Church of Christ and Rev. Carol Kress,new pastor of the Gladbrook United Methodist Church conducted the service.
A dinner, sponsored by the American Legion, was held at the community food stand following the community church service.