Who will be the 2022 Corn Cob Queen?

2021 Corn Cob Queen Katy Thompson. –Contributed photo

Anderson Funeral Homes of Gladbrook is sponsoring the Corn Cob Queen contest held during Gladbrook’s 100th Corn Carnival. This is the 13th year for the Corn Cob Queen Contest. Past winners have been 2009 Sara Heishmann/Marlene Wiebensohn, 2010 Dave Wurr, 2011 Rose Russell, 2012 Jodi Betts, 2013 Sheresa Lynch, 2014 Deb Osborn 2015 Tandi Davis 2016 Jackie Stephenson 2017 Cynthia Eggers 2018 Beth Wegner, 2019 & 2020 Joan Surber and our reigning 2021 Corn Cob Queen Katy Thompson. (Joan carried over to 2020 due to no Corn Carnival 2020)

Nominations are being taken by Rose Russell (call 319-240-5293) or Jeanne Paustian (call 641-751-2039). Candidates must be active in the Gladbrook community, female, and 18 years or older. Nominations will be taken through May 23. We are asking for four to five nominations so call in early! Once nominations are finalized, you can vote for your favorite candidate by placing your change or folding money in the candidate buckets that will be placed at the Gladbrook Theatre and also Hometown Foods from May 30 to June 15. The candidate with the most money collected will be crowned Corn Cob Queen for Gladbrook’s 100th Corn Carnival at the Kiddies Parade held on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The winner will receive some really great prizes and have the honor of riding in the Grand Parade that will be held Friday, June 17. All money collected goes to help defray Corn Carnival expenses.