SUGAR GROVE—Last week, Corn Boil President Steve Ekker presented $9,400 in donations to a variety of community organizations.
According to the event organizers, Corn Boil 2011 was a success. All the bills have been paid, the seed money for the 2012 event is banked, and the committee is able to share the proceeds with local organizations.
The Corn Boil committee recognized the Big Rock Park District, Sugar Grove Clown Ministry, Boy Scout Troop No. 7, Kane County Sheriff Department and the Fox Valley Career Center First Responders. They were each recognized for their activities, which ranged from time and effort of its members in husking corn for two full days, cooking and selling corn, and cleaning up the park.
Kaneland John Shields Elementary School, Sugar Grove Community House and Sugar Grove Park District were recognized for sharing their facilities for the days of set-up and then throughout the event. The committee previously made a $3,000 donation to the Sugar Grove Lion Club Fireworks.
West Town Human Services Network, Between Friends Food Pantry and the Sugar Grove Historical Society were recognized for the value they add to the community.
In recognition of the volunteer efforts from the memberships of the following, as individuals and as friendly groups, donations are being made to the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Calvary West Church, Village Bible Church and St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church.
The Sugar Grove American Legion Post #127 and the Sugar Grove Veterans Park Committee will receive donations in recognition of their participation in the 2011 Corn Boil, as well as to support their ongoing missions.
The next Sugar Grove Corn Boil will mark the 45th anniversary of this annual event. Beginning in January, the Corn Boil meetings will be held the third Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Library, 125 S. Municipal Drive in Sugar Grove. The dates for the next event are July 27, 28 and 29.
Visit www.sugargrovecornboil.org, follow the event on Twitter, like it on Facebook, or call the Sugar Grove Events Hotline at (630) 466-5166.