I never did blog about the Sweet Corn Festival itself, where everyone drips with butter (if you don't believe me, check out this quote about the corn from the Village of Millersport's website: "Dripping with butter, the children and adults alike devour it with earnest enjoyment and utter delight.")
It rained Wednesday, but the rain stopped in time for the parade. As we live right on the parade route (much to the delight of our children), we invited the church members to our house to watch the parade, and there were about 25-30 who showed up. We served watermelon and provided the place to watch the festivities (lots of bands, lots of queens from other festivals, and lots of the usual parade entries, including one from our church).
The festival itself is full of fundraising food booths. Non-profits (especially the local school and lots of churches) staff the booths and provide the food. It's hard to walk around and not see people we know, even when we've only been here a few months. The Little Blessings Preschool (our church's preschool, where Jonathan will be starting school today) had a booth selling pizza, which our kids enjoyed.
For Jonathan and Andrew, the fun was the gift they were given Thursday evening: wristbands for the midway rides...
Then they found the train. They had fun on the train... for the first 45 minutes. OK, so the ride wasn't that long, but it seemed like it. Jonathan got bored and started asking us when he could get off. And still they went around and around and around. We started complaining and asking the guy to STOP THE TRAIN! and he finally did, at which time all the parents clapped.