The time of year for local, community festivals is upon us, and as always, the first one is the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.
From Friday, July 23, through Sunday, July 25, the area behind Kaneland John Shields Elementary School, 85 Main St., will be full of food, fun and entertainment for three days.
The three-day festival is funded through sponsorships, donations and various fundraising efforts that occur throughout the year.
While the festival continues to grow each yearâ€”with more events, more entertainment and more peopleâ€” the sagging economy of the past couple of years has begun to place some pressure on the eventâ€™s finances.
For example, the Sugar Grove Lions Club, which is responsible for the Saturday fireworks show, is short by more than $2,500 as of this week. With just a day left before the festival kicks off, we share the organizationâ€™s hope that patrons and/or organizations will lend their support and help ensure that all aspects of the festival will continue in the future.
In addition, we hope you, the members of our Kaneland communities, take advantage of our hometown festivals, which will take us right through the beginning of September.
The Corn Boil in Sugar Grove starts the Kaneland community festivals off, and it is certainly not one to miss.
With traditional fair fare like the carnival, food, craft vendors and business booths, as well as more-unique offerings like Kids Zone activities, shows and demonstrations, plus a variety of live music at the soundstage during each day and night at the festival, there really is something of interest for everyone and any age.
These are the types of events that connect each of us to each other and each of us to our communities. If you are from Sugar Grove, Elburn, Maple Park or Kaneville, you share something in commonâ€”you are part of the Kaneland communities. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity to connect and support each otherâ€”and of course, have lots of fun and corn as well.