Corn Boil caters to the public

By on July 22, 2009

The 2009 Sugar Grove Corn Boil is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, July 24-26, and its goal is to be public-friendly.

To that end, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil seeks to be a community event where friends and family come together to have fun.

The Corn Boil opens at 4 p.m. on July 24, as does the beer tent. The corn, always the Corn Boil highlight, can become even more exciting with lemon pepper spice, garlic spice or seasoned salt available for flavoring.

A variety of food is available at the food court. Many of our vendors have returned year after year to offer their unique foods. Favorites include Annabell’s pork chop on a stick, corn dogs and curly fries from Crusin’ Concessions, the Genoa foot-long Italian sausage, and lemon shakeups. Consumers are reminded to follow the “no alcohol on school property” law and keep the drinks on the north side of the sidewalk and snow fence. Everyone is invited to pick up the park. Trash barrels are located throughout the park, and event organizers appreciate your effort to help be good neighbors as well. Please toss your trash before you leave the park.

Handicapped parking is available on Main Street in front of the school. In addition, a special shuttle will be made available by J&S Construction to pick riders up at this parking location and transport them to the event. For people parking west of the event in Village Hall or the Sugar Grove Library parking lots, an on-street shuttle service will pick up passengers along the route between Municipal Drive and the south end of Corn Boil at Grove and Snow streets. J&S Construction is making available its brightly decorated hay wagon to shuttle visitors into the Corn Boil from the Sugar Grove Village Hall and Sugar Grove Library parking areas.

The pre-sale ticket advantage continues for any of the carnival unlimited ride times. This is a discount for the same ticket, good for one rider, during one unlimited ride time, which will be available in the park for the cost of $20. Discounted unlimited ride tickets are available at Castle Bank—Sugar Grove, American Heartland Bank & Trust, and Old Second Bank—Sugar Grove until 5 p.m. Thursday, July 23.

There are three Corn Boil carnival unlimited ride times: Friday, 4 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Carnival goers may purchase a $20 unlimited ride ticket for use, by one rider, during an unlimited ride time. The ticket is sold at a ticket booth in the carnival area.

In the interest of safety, “no parking” signs will be posted by directive of the Sugar Grove Police Department and Sugar Grove fire chief; they will indicate that no parking is allowed on the hydrant side of the street. Bicycles, skate boards or roller blades are not allowed at the Corn Boil. Dogs, other than service dogs, are not allowed.

Corn Boil has a cooling station with First Aid facilities. The bingo tent offers a shady space to sit and relax. The tent will be open from 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday; noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Free, live entertainment is a staple of Corn Boil. This year, the event features a lineup of music ranging from the Waubonsee Steel Drum Band, rock, country-rock and ‘50s-’70s rock. Free demos are scheduled from local dance studios, do-jo’s and exercise groups.

The Corn Boil Committee owes a debt of thanks to the Corn Boil’s current sponsors, who so graciously help each year. This event has free admission, thanks to the support of the event’s sponsors.

Following is a list of sponsors.
Stage sponsor: The Solheim Cup
Platinum sponsors: Castle Bank; The Daily Herald; Engineering Enterprises, Inc.; The Elburn Herald; Genoa Pizza; Harris Golf Carts; Hinds Trucking; J&S Construction; The Chronicle; Metrolift, Inc.; Old Second National Bank; Provena Mercy Medical Center; Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Sugar Grove Firefighters Association; Sugar Grove Lions Club; Sugar Grove Fire District; Sugar Grove Police Department; Sugar Grove Public Library; Village of Sugar Grove;; Waste Management, Inc.; and WSPY TV/Radio
Gold sponsors: Advanced Realty Consultants; Baker, Diana; Born, Lisa; Carroll, Bob; D&S Painting; John Shields Elementary School—District 302; Lindsay & Associates, Inc.—structural engineers; Lisa Cavalier Ameriprise Financial Advisor; Markus, Donna and Al; Mid America Financial Group—TM; Attorney Steven B. Ekker—Momkus McCluskey, LLC; Paluch, David and Deborah; Plumb, Kim; Quist, Jim; River Front Chrysler Jeep, North Aurora; Scimeca, Ross & Linda; SIGNFx, LLC; Sugar Grove Park District; Sugar Grove Public Library Friends; Swatek, Gerald
Silver sponsors: Healy Chapel; Law Office of William T. King, Jr.; Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi & Andersson; Waubonsee Community College
Entertainment sponsors: Aurora Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; Blue Peak Tents; Quik Impressions Group; Volkman Insurance Agency, Inc.
Special Friends: Hollywood Casino; Sugar Grove Animal Hospital.
Friends: Spring Bluff Nursery, Inc.; William F. Keck CPA, Kane County Auditor

The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is held in Volunteer Park, west of Route 47, just off Main Street in downtown Sugar Grove behind Kaneland John Shields Elementary School. For more information about the Corn Boil, call the Sugar Grove Events Hotline at (630) 466-5166, listen to WSPY 1480 AM and 107.1 FM or visit
Courtesy of
Beverly Holmes Hughes
Sugar Grove Corn Boil Committee

Photo: Two Sugar Grove brothers with the 2007 Corn Boil medallion. File photo