Corn Husking Competition festivities officially begin with Education Day activities Thursday, Sept. 25

Friday, September 26, 2008
Several children work to remove kernels by hand from corncobs. (Geoff Rands/Democrat-News)

Education Day is the first activity in the annual Missouri State Corn Husking Competition. Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, the corn husking parade will follow immediately on the heels of the Marshall High School homecoming parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at 8 a.m. the corn husking competition will begin at the Saline County Fairground. A number of other traditional activities are scheduled, including petting zoo, corn pile money hunt, corn toss, pie contest and auction, craft show and antique equipment show.

Ray Prichard of Marshall, left, holds an apple peel, having been removed in one long strip by a century-old apple peeler, next to the tallest child in a group, saying, "It's even taller than you!" (Geoff Rands/Democrat-News)
A third-grader pulls the crank to grind kernels of corn into meal while Nathan Morrow, center, catches the meal in his hand and Kenny Williams, right, observes. (Geoff Rands/Democrat-News)
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  • Glad to see Education Day is still a part of the Cornhusking Festivities. What a great opportuity for the 3rd graders! We miss all the Cornhusking activities and hope it is a suuccessful year.

    -- Posted by Jim Cox on Fri, Sep 26, 2008, at 4:59 PM
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