Community gets an earful at 'golden' Corn Roast
The Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce brought in 2.7 tons of corn on the cob for the 50th annual Corn Roast Saturday.
It was a day that was golden in practically every way.
All those ears turned out to be the perfect amount, said Howard Sullivan, the chambers executive director. While he didnt have estimated crowd numbers by Monday afternoon, he noted that the food line began at 1 p.m. and was 30 to 40 yards long until about 4, when it began to die down.
Volunteers from Jennings McCall, WSC Insurance, SakeOne, Viasystems and Tuality Health lent a hand wherever needed. Even Forest Grove Fire & Rescue, with staff fighting the Scoggins Creek Fire near Hagg Lake, was able to send some folks to assist, said Sullivan.
There were individuals who help out year after year, said Sullivan.
Those volunteers sold about $3,800 worth of food on Saturday and Sullivan garnered about $1,600 in sponsorships and lots of in-kind donations. Proceeds from the event fund a variety of chamber programs.
It was great to have the Chalk Art Festival on the same day, Sullivan noted. People just walked over from that event to Pacifics beautiful campus, where the Corn Roast is held each year.
In addition to good food, the event featured live music from Matt Brown, bucket rides courtesy of the Forest Grove Light & Power, a safety booth staffed by the Forest Grove Police Department, recognition of the News-Times Hometown Heroes The Dieter-Robinson family and E.J. Baeza several other activities offered by vendors and the ever-popular pie-eating contest sponsored by the Forest Grove Kiwanis Club.
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