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Article posted: 7/17/2013 1:48 PM

Community Church of Rolling Meadows to host Cornfest, Craft Fair Aug. 3


The Community Church of Rolling Meadows will host its 57th annual Cornfest and Craft Fair from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (craft fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.) on Saturday, Aug. 3. Admission to grounds is free.

The menu features all you can eat sweet corn, grown locally and picked just hours before it is boiled to perfection and smothered in butter. The meal also includes a hamburger or hot dog, relishes, grilled onions, watermelon and beverage. Meal ticket prices are: $12 for adults; $9 seniors; $5 for children ages 4-12: and children ages 3 and younger eat free. Seating will be "under the tent" for rain or shine enjoyment. Fresh picked sweet corn will also be bagged for sale by the dozen or half-dozen.

The craft fair will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and feature many booths filled with handmade arts and crafts by area artisans, as well as other vendors. Also back this year, by popular demand, is a raffle. Tickets are $2 or six for $10. Prizes include an overnight stay for two at the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, Wis.; Cubs tickets, White Sox tickets; Six Flags Great America tickets; outdoor firepit; and 50/50 cash prize.

Rolling Meadows own Frankie Miglio will provide musical entertainment from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A tradition since 1957, this popular event is a source of community fellowship each August. Come and spend the day. Something for everyone, including a bouncy house for kids.

Outdoor worship service: On Sunday, Aug. 4, Community Church of Rolling Meadows and Kingdom Life House of Prayer will hold a joint worship service outdoors, under the Cornfest tent. The Pacific Garden Mission choir (from Chicago) will be joining the service as well. Service begins at 9:30 a.m. Dress is casual and all are welcome.

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