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Corn Show begins in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Iowa --The Little Rock Corn Show begins tonight, kicking off the 63rd year of the much-loved "corny" festival in the small community.

The event features a number of corn, vegetable and flower displays in the Town and Country Building, as well as a carnival midway on Friday and Saturday. Flower entries will be accepted from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to noon Thursday in the Town and Country Building; produce entries will be in the building from 1 to 9 p.m.

Bingo is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, the other events are as follows:


1 p.m., kids' rides open, south of the school

6 p.m., Kooi family musical presentation, under the tent on Main Street

7 p.m., button drawing


7:30 a.m., registration for bike ride/walk, Town and Country Park, south of town

8 a.m., 25-mile bike ride or five-mile walk begin

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., pork dinner, city hall

1:30 p.m., ninth annual Golf Ball Roll

2 p.m., Corn Show parade featuring Wild West re-enactment and bank robbery re-enactment

6 p.m., musical program, tent on Main Street

7 p.m., button drawing

8 p.m. to midnight, teen dance featuring Cory Storm, south of city hall


9 a.m. to noon, waffle breakfast

10 a.m., joint church service with music by Because Christ Came, under the tent

Noon, co-ed sand volleyball tournament

1 p.m., antique tractor pull, Town and Country Park

Call (712) 479-2564 for more information on the Corn Show.