50 Years of Ears
Scandinavia hosts corn roast
By Holly Neumann
The Scandinavia Corn Roast celebrated 50 years of serving corn on the weekend of Aug. 3-5.
“This is a true community event,” said Mike Hayes, president of the Scandinavia Booster Club, which sponsors the event. “This has been great, everyone has come together to make this event happen, I couldn’t be prouder.”
Among the weekend’s many activities were the tractor and truck pulls, games, carnival rides and eating some corn on the cob.
Some even argued about the correct way to eat it.
“You start at the big end and go to the small end and repeat until it is gone,” said Tom Mc Dowell, who has been coming to the Corn Roast for over 30 years. “I doesn’t think there is a real art to eating it.”
Josie Larson disagrees.
“This is only my second year here,” she said. “But, everyone knows you start at the small end and move the other way.”
Her mother, 88 year old Carolyn Kussman, had yet another method.
“You take one big bite, spin you cob and take another. You go round and round it,” she said. “It is less messy that way.”
Yet when watching some of the tiniest attendees eating corn, their style seems to be the best of all. It was more of a hunt and peck form.
“This is yummy,” said 3-year-old Tessa Douglas. “I want more.”
Everyone seemed to agree.
“This was a great year here for us,” Hayes said. “And there will be many more years to come.”