Corn Roast offers food, fresh batch of 'heroes'
The 51st annual Corn Roast, a celebration of community in Forest Grove, will include great food, fun activities and three hometown heroes when it takes
over a section of the Pacific University
campus this Saturday, Sept. 19.
One of three huge events in town that day (the Chalk Art Festival starts at 8 a.m. and the Forest Grove Lions Walk & Run for Sight starts at 9:15 a.m.), the Corn Roast is sponsored by the Forest Grove/Cornelius Chamber of Commerce and offers hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot dogs, which can be bought separately or with a meal ($8 for a burger meal and $6 for a hot dog meal) that includes fresh-roasted corn, coleslaw, a beverage (pop, water, coffee) and a strawberry sundae.
All money raised goes to the chamber for business or marketing workshops and other programs.
Attendees can expect interactive displays such as potato golf, a balloon artist, face painting and a cakewalk, as well as live musical groups, a quilt exhibit and plenty of activities for kids, including bucket rides from the citys Light and Power truck.
In addition, shortly after 3 p.m., the News-Times will present awards to three people selected from reader nominations for this years Hometown Heroes (See profiles in special insert in todays paper).
The Corn Roast will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Pacific Universitys Marsh Lawn and will include tables, chairs and tents for protection from the elements. For more information, the Forest Grove Chamber of Commerce can be contacted at 503-357-3006 or at visitforestgrove.com.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT