September marks the end of the summer season and the beginning of plans for next year’s Sweet Corn Festival. But before we move on to the next event, the Adel Partners Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the amazing volunteers who helped make the 34th Annual Adel Sweet Corn Festival a successful event.
It takes hundreds of volunteers to organize and host the Sweet Corn Festival, and every contribution is essential to the success of the event. Whether you joined us on Friday night for corn shucking, came early to help with vendor set-up, assisted with the parade, helped cook and serve corn, volunteered at the Chamber booth, staffed the beer tent at the end of the night or helped in other ways, we truly appreciate the generous support from the Adel community.
We also want to thank the civic organizations that supported the Sweet Corn Festival. The following organizations were involved in this year’s festival: Adel American Legion, Adel Kiwanis Club. Adel Lions Club, Adel Rotary Club and the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.
There are also many local businesses that contributed to the event. The following businesses provided in-kind contributions to this year’s event: Adel Chrysler, Anderson Erickson, Adel TV & Appliance, Corner Tap, Culligan Water, Deardorff Sweet Corn, Fareway. Horizon Printing Co.. Gehring Graphic Design. HomeCare Services, Inc., Hwy. 169 Burgers. KFC, Peoples Trust and Savings Bank, Raccoon Valley Bank, R&K Trucking and Waste Management of Iowa.
Numerous local businesses provided financial sponsorship of this year’s festival: Adel Healthmart, Adel Living magazine, American Abstract & Title Company, Arnold Motor Supply, Dallas County Hospital, Fareway. Fuller Standard Service Inc., H&R Block, Iowa Beverage Systems, Kuder Inc., Lincoln Savings Bank, MidAmerican Energy, Monarch Materials Group, Peoples Trust and Savings Bank, Studio 10 and Sumpter Pharmacy and Wellness.
Finally, we want to thank the City Council and administration for their support. We especially appreciate the assistance of city staff members in planning, running, and cleaning up from the event. Without the help of city public works staff, the fire department and the police department, hosting Sweet Corn Festival would not be possible.
September also marks the end of our summer concert series. Also known as Free Fridays, this series of events was new for 2013. There has been strong attendance at every event, and the Chamber has received many positive comments from the community. Look for this popular series again next summer. As always, we are open to suggestions, so please let us know if there is something specific you would like to see for next year’s events.