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Catie Tauke (left) of Adel, Kelsey Merschman (middle) of DeSoto, and Mariah Gibson of Adel enjoy fresh sweet corn.

The 34th Annual Sweet Corn Festival held in Adel last Saturday had a little something for everyone including everyone’s favorite–free sweet corn. In order to feed over 16,000 people, 7.5 tons of sweet corn had to be shucked the night before by city officials, residents and businesses. The following morning, the festival officially kicked-off with a 5k run around the former Adel-DeSoto-Minburn Middle School, looping through the Kinnick-Feller park.

After the run, festival-goers headed to the parade where candy was thrown in handfuls to children and adults alike.

Plenty of food vendors were on hand to feed the hungry crowd as well as street vendors who sold items ranging from lawn ornaments to homemade jewelry.

Later that afternoon local talent took the stage at the Bill Riley Talent Show and the night closed with the bands Brother Trucker and Throwing Toast.

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