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October 4, 2007

Corn School continues through Saturday

<i>LaGrange community news</i>

LaGrange Corn School will continue through Saturday in downtown LaGrange.

At 7 tonight, there will be a school float contest on Wayne Street, between Detroit and High streets. At 7:30 p.m., the band and school parade will march through town. And at 8 p.m., the Corn School queen contest finals will be at the courthouse gazebo.

On Friday, the Corn School talent competition will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the courthouse gazebo. At 7:30 p.m., the veterans/fire department parade will step off. Both the American Legion and the Moose Lodge will have musical entertainment starting at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday’s events start at 8 a.m. with a farmers’ market and craft fair on the north side of the courthouse. At 1 p.m., floats will be judged near Lord’s Seeds on East Lafayette Street.

At 2 p.m. the big parade will march through town. The theme is “Generating Progress through Industry, Education and Agriculture.”

The garden tractor pulling contest will begin at 4 p.m. on Wayne Street, between Detroit and High streets.

A steak fry will take place at the American Legion at 5 p.m. All exhibits will be released at 6 p.m.

At 9 p.m., there will be music at the Legion and the Moose Lodge.

Exhibits are on display at the LaGrange County Library Community Room, which is located at Spring and High streets.

The Corn School hostess house is LaGrange Missionary Church, 109 S. High St. Hours are 5 to 8:30 p.m. today and Friday and from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday. The church will offer a place to sit and rest, eat food anddrink. Bathrooms are also inside.


The month’s LaGrange AARP meeting will feature guest speaker Bob Walsh, public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration. He will discuss updates and answer questions about Social security.

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