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.
The meeting is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, 797 N. Detroit St. LaGrange Senior citizens, new members an guests are welcome to attend.
The Soil and Water Conservation District, along with the LaGrange Chapter of Pheasants Forever, will be sponsoring a field day Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The focus of the day will be on managing property to enhance wildlife habitat and how to manage woodlands.
Registration is needed by Oct. 15. There is a registration fee, which will cover the cost of the lunch.
For more information or to register, call the SWCD office at (260) 463-3471, ext. 3.
LaGrange County Parks officials will be having a grand opening celebration for Pine Knob Park Oct. 14.
The park is located three miles east of Howe at Metter Lake off Ind. 120.
Pine Knob has been developed for the sportsman, with two archery ranges, a boat ramp to be installed next year and the conservation of wild habitat.
The clubhouse has been refurbished. A kitchen and restrooms have been added. The clubhouse can be rented by calling the park office at (260) 854-2225.
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