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updated: 8/2/2014 7:36 PM

Rolling Meadows Cornfest serves thousands

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  • Crystal Fitzgerald, right, serves up fresh ears Saturday at the 58th annual Cornfest in Rolling Meadows.

       Crystal Fitzgerald, right, serves up fresh ears Saturday at the 58th annual Cornfest in Rolling Meadows.
    Katlyn Smith | Staff Photographer

  • Nick Anderson and Steve Calcari, right, were charged with husking and boiling corn Saturday at the 58th annual Cornfest in Rolling Meadows.

       Nick Anderson and Steve Calcari, right, were charged with husking and boiling corn Saturday at the 58th annual Cornfest in Rolling Meadows.
    Katlyn Smith | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

More than 2,000 people snapped up ears of fresh-picked sweet corn, played games and shopped vendors Saturday at Cornfest in Rolling Meadows.

The Community Church of Rolling Meadows has played host to the festival -- the first Saturday in August -- for 58 years.

Crowds lingered underneath a sprawling white tent along Kirchoff Road and dug into the summer staple. Didier Farms in Lincolnshire picked the corn just hours before the event and delivered bags of ears by the truckload.

By an unofficial tally, organizers say Cornfest drew 1,900 adults and 500 kids.

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