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Corn Roast offers food, fresh batch of 'heroes'

NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Come on over to Pacific University Saturday afternoon for good corn, good fun and good company at the annual Forest Grove Corn Roast.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 city’s 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 year’s Hometown Heroes (See profiles in special insert in today’s paper).

The Corn Roast will run from noon to 5 p.m. on Pacific University’s 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.

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