When it comes to sweet things, Deardorff’s corn is definitely one of them. And, thus, Adel’s annual Sweet Corn Festival is right up there, too.
Sweet Thing No. 3, though, are the volunteers who make it all happen. Anyone who’s ever been involved in the Sweet Corn Festival knows it wouldn’t be possible without a community of volunteers. And, it’s important for them to be able to look to the younger generation to carry the torch for the sake of tradition.
Coupled with No. 3 is Sweet Thing No. 4: tradition. First Christian Church, 218 N. Ninth St., is continuing its tradition of hosting the three-on-three basketball tournament and hopefully a parade float and a food booth, but not without help from volunteers. In order to keep these happy traditions going, the church asks anyone interested in helping out to contact the office at (515) 993-4514 as soon as possible. Extra hands are always needed.
Sweet Things 5 and 6, food and fellowship, can be found amid the festivities at Adel United Methodist Church, 115 S. 10th St. Join others in the enjoyment of both on Saturday, Aug. 11, for breakfast from 7 – 9 a.m. Get fueled up for a day full of sweet events with a healthy dose of protein, coffee and conversation. Not only is it good for you, but it’s good for the kids, which brings us to Sweet Thing No. 7: youth. The breakfast is a fundraising event for the Adel UMC youth, so attend the breakfast and check off three more sweet things from your Sweet Corn Festival to-do list.
In all the action — especially what’s likely to be really hot action — it’s a good idea to cool down with sweet thing No. 8, air conditioning. Take a break from the heat for a time of meditation at Faith Lutheran Church, 602 S. 14th St., and fuel up on Sweet Thing No. 9: faith (these are not in order of importance, by the way) before heading back to the festivities. A worship service will be held from 5 – 6 p.m.Spread the Word Have an upcoming event or church news you would like to announce? Send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.