In less than two weeks we usher in the Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Historic Lions Park in Millersport. We hope area residents will join us at one of the largest and oldest community fundraising events in the nation that is managed and staffed by volunteers.
The mission and purpose of the Festival has not changed in 69 years. The 26 members of the Millersport Lions Club that created this unique celebration envisioned annually hosting an event where all area non-profit charitable organizations could join together to raise most of the funds needed for their respective causes and communities. That vision is very much alive today!
Over 1,000 volunteers from 55 Central Ohio civic, cultural, community, fraternal, educational, religious and service organizations will join forces to make sure everyone has an enjoyable family experience. Over time many familiar faces and organizations have come and gone. But thanks to the untiring efforts of local farmers, Guy and Lisa Geiger, we are able to host a spirited and competitive Tug Pull for antique tractors and garden & compact tractors on all four days of the Festival. They have coordinated this major event every year since its inception.
They exemplify the “spirit of volunteerism” and “determination of the American Farmer.” We hope The Beacon’s readers will take some time on September 2 – 5 to stop by the pulling track just south of the Charles Holliday Covered Bridge and meet Guy & Lisa and their dedicated and unselfish team of volunteers, competitors and donors. Together they make a difference!
Ron Keller, General Chairman Sweet Corn Festival, Inc.