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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Aug 5, 2008

It seems like every year the Estherville Sweet Corn Days gets bigger and better. That might sound like cliche. But it’s true.

From Friday night on, people filled Library Square just like an old-fashioned town celebration. Estherville came alive, and in a big way.

Central Avenue was filled with throngs watching Saturday’s parade dedicated to those who serve our country in the military. It was heartwarming to watch the Guardsmen and their families walk the parade route and the rolling applause greet them as they passed. It was not staged or planned but it was a natural and grateful appreciation for those in uniform.

And my how the sweet corn went down! A total of 6,500 ears of it! People enjoyed it thoroughly.

The street dance Saturday night was packed. What was amazing was that so many people could come together in one place and there were absolutely no problems. It was one huge group of people having a wonderful time.

For people who may have considered Sweet Corn Days as their “staycation”, the stay was certainly worth it. There were four days of great fun for the entire family.

For the members of the four classes who had reunions this year, the return to Estherville was genuinely rewarding. Time after time, you could hear people remark as to how Estherville was growing and doing so well.

And, of course, Sweet Corn Days would not have been such a success if it were not for the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce and the following sponsors:

Avera Holy Family Health, Aquila, Emmet County State Bank, Employee’s Credit Union, Estherville Daily News, Heartland Transport, Houseman Oil/Riverside Sinclair, Hy-Vee, Jensen Furniture, KILR 95.9 FM/1070 AM, Motor Inn, Northstar Bank & Agency, Century 21-Blum & Leonard Agency, Comfortec, Farm Bureau, Firestone, Henry-Olson Funeral Home, Northwest Bank, Bank Plus, Casey’s General Stores, Iowa Lakes Community College, Estherville Medical Center, Avera Home Medical Equipment, Heartland Americana, Valley Contracting, Holiday Express and Ernie Williams Ltd.