Letter: 2009 Corn Boil seeks volunteers, donations

By on April 23, 2009

The 2009 Sugar Grove Corn Boil hometown celebration is off to a wonderful start.

We have great new bands lined up, an exciting new carnival coming to town, free activities for kids and adults and the best darn fireworks display in the area, thanks to the Sugar Grove Lions Club.

The Corn Boil Committee is working hard to keep our tradition of family fun and entertainment at family affordable prices.

We need volunteers every year, and this year is no exception. So if you were waiting for an invitation to join in and volunteer in whatever way you can in your hometown event, here it is. Call the Corn Boil hotline at (630) 466-5166 and leave your name and number, and a volunteer will call you back.

Local business people have been extremely generous to the Sugar Grove Corn Boil, but even they have limits. So if you can’t volunteer to work for a few hours, maybe you would like to make a contribution to the fireworks. Local businesspeople and residents who have enjoyed past firework displays or who plan to come this year are invited to make any size donation they can afford. Donations can be sent to The Sugar Grove Corn Boil, P O Box 225, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Checks should be made out to The Sugar Grove Lions Club.

A surprise to most people is that the not-for-profit Corn Boil Committee donates everything, except seed money for the next year’s event, back to local groups and organizations right here in Sugar Grove.

Sponsorship will be needed more than ever this year. Please visit our website often, as it is ever changing. It can be found at www.sugargrovecornboil.org. So save the dates July 25, 26 and 27, and join us for an inexpensive family mini vacation without leaving town.

Kevin M. Geary
Sugar Grove