Letter: Corn Boil donates proceeds

By on December 10, 2009

On Oct. 15, 2009, Corn Boil President Kevin Geary presented $8,000 in donations to a variety of community organizations.

Corn Boil 2009, held the weekend of July 24, 25, and 26, was a success. All the bills have been paid, the seed money for the 2010 event is banked, and the committee is pleased to share the proceeds with local organizations.

The Corn Boil meeting and presentation ceremony was held at Engineering Enterprises, Inc., 52 Wheeler Road in Sugar Grove.

The recognized groups include the Kaneland cheerleaders, Big Rock Park District, Sugar Grove Clown Ministry, Boy Scout Troop #7, and the Kane County Sheriff’s Department.

They were each recognized for their activities, which ranged from time and effort of their members in husking corn for two full days, cooking and selling corn, and cleaning up the park.

The Kaneland High School Art Department was recognized for assisting in the design of the medallion. The Medallion Hunt has been a two-year tradition which helps generate excitement about the Corn Boil in the weeks before the event.

Kaneland John Shields Elementary School, Sugar Grove Community House and Sugar Grove Park District were recognized for sharing their facilities with us for the days of set-up and then throughout the event. The committee made a donation to the fireworks fund for the Sugar Grove Lions Club. This year, they increased the budgeted amount for the 2010 fireworks contribution.

Between Friends Food Pantry and the Sugar Grove Historical Society were recognized for their contribution to the community.

The next Sugar Grove Corn Boil will mark the 43rd anniversary of this annual event. Please support your community by helping to plan this special event in 2010. Beginning in January, the Sugar Grove Corn Boil meetings will be held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Engineering Enterprises, Inc., 52 Wheeler Road, Sugar Grove.

The dates for the next event are July 23, 24 and 25. The Sugar Grove Corn Boil is a volunteer run, community event, featuring three family-friendly and fun-filled days.

For more information about the 2010 Corn Boil, please visit www.sugargrovecornboil.org, or you may call the Sugar Grove Events Hotline at (630) 466-5166. Look for Corn Boil 50/50 drawings at a variety of community events, including Holiday in the Grove and the Farmers Market.

Beverly Holmes Hughes
Library Director
Sugar Grove Public Library