Gladbrook Corn Carnival activities and reminders

The Gladbrook Corn Carnival Kiddies Parade will be held on Thursday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. The six categories this year are: “Cornival” (theme of the 99th Corn Carnival); Comics, Cartoons & Movie; Patriotic, Bikes & Trikes, Advertising and Miscellaneous/Pets. Parade organizers encourage those interested to start thinking and planning for their parade entry as soon as possible.

Participants should be at the northwest corner of the city park by 6 p.m. on the night of the parade. Look for the sign post with your category’s name on it.

There you will register and fill out a form which includes your name, description of your entry, and parents’ and/or grandparents’ names. Each participant will be announced over the loud speaker and each entry will receive a prize.

This parade is always a fun event for children of all ages. For more information contact Terri Luehring, 473-3081, or Jeanne Paustian, 473-2843 or 473-2802.

Thursday night fun

A full slate of activities are set for the evening of Thursday, June 17 to kick off the Corn Carnival festivities. The Kiddies Parade start out the jam-packed night and will feature the crowning of Little Mr. & Miss Corn Carnival at 6:15, and the Corn Cob Queen sponsored by Anderson Funeral Home. The Collectors Fair continues in the Memorial Building until 9 p.m.

Then there will be free music on Main Street by the Grand Marshall Band playing after the parade

Collectors Fair set for June 17

Plans are under way to host the 24th Corn Carnival Collectors’ Fair. The theme is “Cornival”. We invite any and all collectors to come and share their treasures with the community and to help make the 99th Corn Carnival memorable. A variety of collections and hobbies will be on display from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 17 at the Gladbrook Memorial Building. The building will be open during the Kiddies Parade.

The Committee of Karen Handorf, Pauline Flamme, and Jeanne Paustian are organizing the event and have been reaching out to anybody interested in sharing their collections. Men, women and youth are invited to participate. There is no collection too few or too large.

For more information on the Collectors’ Fair or to sign up to participate, call Jeanne at 641-751-2039 or 473-2802, Karen at 473-2172, or Pauline at 473-2087.

Exhibitors may come in to set up their display after 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16 or before 10 a.m. on June 17. Those planning to arrive on Thursday are asked to contact a member of the committee. The group is also if anyone would like to help host the building on June 17 to contact them.