Corn feed set Aug. 8 in Frazee

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The annual corn feed in downtown Frazee has been scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.  The event will be staged on the lot between Joe’s Barber Shop and the BackYard Station on West Main Avenue.
 
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Get out your bibs and fire up your appetites. Frazee’s sixth annual Corn Feed is on tap tonight from 5-7 p.m.
 
It will be held on the lot between BackYard Station and Joe’s Barbershop, located at 113 Main Avenue West.
 
In addition to free corn, hot and tasty, the delicious, colorful commodity will also be on sale by the bag, a dozen ears in each.
 
The annual pig-out is again held in conjunction with the special “hamburger night” staged each Thursday by the Palace Cafe next door. 
 
Thus, persons attending can also purchase burgers, all-you-can-eat chicken or anything else on the menu and sit with other corn crunchers and enjoy music, camaraderie and conversation. The specials at the historic restaurant begin at 4 p.m.
 
The farm owner who raised the corn said the crop had a slow start this year, but it has rallied to be just about on time. Kirk Buehler noted it is right at the peak of goodness this week.
 
A few volunteers are needed to help shuck corn and set up for the event, two to three hours before the start time of 5 p.m.
 
In the past, the event has almost always been held within two weeks of Turkey Days, but a couple of years ago it was within a week of September and many corn connoisseurs were in danger of suffering withdrawal symptoms.
 
Todd Sisson, local guitarist-songwriter will provide vocals to munch by. He plays a broad range of pop, country and folk music, contemporary and classics.
 
Cooking the delicacy, as usual, will be Mayor Hank Ludtke and Roger Boe, owner of BackYard Station.
 
The sponsor is the Frazee Area Community Club (FACC). Several door prizes will be given during the two-hour period. Drawings for Palace Cafe certificates, a variety of caps, T-shirts and other prizes donated by merchants will be made while the golden corn goes down the hatch.
 
So it will be a “combo” deal for participants. Diners can eat at the Palace, if they wish, then move to curbside seating to enjoy the golden corn and listen to music for the balance of the evening. Or they can transport Palace vittles next door immediately.
 
Persons attending can register for prizes and must be present to win; there is no admission charge.
 
Bags filled with a dozen ears of succulent corn will be available for purchase throughout the evening. If any is left over, it will go on sale Friday morning.
 
Freewill donations will be accepted, with the funds going to support FACC projects during the coming year.
 
In addition to huskers from the Frazee Area Community Club, other volunteers are welcome – and needed. They will assemble at 113 Main Avenue West beginning at about 2 p.m.
 

 

Date: 
Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 19:00