Sweet Corn Fest 2013 https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/ Sweet Corn Fest 2013 Oneida Woman's Club ice cream social Hillary Higgins, ice cream server extraordinaire, returns for a 2nd year to volunteer at the Oneida Woman's Club ice cream social. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351517 182351517 Bob & the Believers & more Those attending the corn roast and ice cream social on Friday evening at the 2013 Sweet Corn Fest were entertained by Bob and the Believers singing a mixture of 60's, gospel and other familiar songs. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351518 182351518 It's hot! The warmer temperatures didn't deter Oneida residents and others from enjoying the roasted corn and potatoes, ice cream and music on July 19. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351519 182351519 Enough for all Those who missed out on the delicious roasted corn, potatoes and sweet potatoes on Friday evening had a second chance to enjoy the special food on Sat. & Sun. Special thanks to all the sponsors that helped make the Sweet Corn Fest possible. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351520 182351520 How many ears would you like? Cindy Higgins shucks an ear of corn as a line forms to taste the roasted corn and potatoes provided by the Sweet Corn Fest Committee on July 19. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351521 182351521 20th Century Park 20th Century Park was the place to be on Friday evening as local residents and others enjoyed the local sweet corn, potatoes and ice cream. Thank you to all who joined us. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351522 182351522 Sunset There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to remind us of one of the joys of small town living. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351523 182351523 End of the Day We don't have a gorgeous sunset like this every night in Oneida. Sometimes it's even more spectacular! Come visit anytime. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182351524 182351524 Breakfast in the Park Donations from the Sweet Corn Fest Breakfast in the Park were for the ROWVA Food Pantry which distributes food once a month in Altona. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436372 182436372 Early Saturday Morning Early risers enjoy biscuits and gravy in 20th Century Park. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436371 182436371 Car Show 2013 The annual car show drew a large number of cars again to 20th Century Park where those who attended the Sweet Corn Fest enjoyed walking the aisles to find their favorites. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436373 182436373 More cars Some car owners took the opportunity to sit in the shade while others admired the rows of cars. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436398 182436398 Sweet Corn Fest Vendors Craft, flea market, food and other vendors arrived early to set up under the trees at 20th Century Park. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436374 182436374 Most Popular with Kids Even with the warm temperatures, the inflatables were busy all day. Area kids found relief from the heat on the inflatable water slide and bounced off excess energy in both inflatables. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436375 182436375 Oneida Despite the tents and awnings set up in the park, the Oneida water tower still loomed over all. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436376 182436376 Variety of Vendors Sweet Corn Fest shoppers found candles, crocheted items, lighted signs, gaudy accessories, wood items, flea market bargains and much more on Saturday in 20th Century Park. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436377 182436377 20th Century Park Oneida residents and others have been gathering in this pretty park in downtown Oneida for over 100 years. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436378 182436378 Rylander-Milroy American Legion The color guard leads the way in the annual parade in Oneida on July 20. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436379 182436379 Oneida Veterans Memorial This veterans' memorial was developed and built in 2004 through the work of Rylander-Milroy American Legion and other area residents in an effort to honor local soldiers and their service. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436399 182436399 More Veterans A local contingent of veterans leads the way https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436380 182436380 Veterans The parade route and some veterans pass the memorial built in their honor. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436381 182436381 Blackhawk Pipes & Drums The Blackhawk Pipes & Drums entertained the crowd along the parade route on July 20. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436382 182436382 Grand Marshal Former alderman and former Oneida Mayor, now Representative Don Moffitt, (R) 74th District, served as parade marshal for the 2013 Sweet Corn Fest parade. With him was his wife, Carolyn. Driver is Sweet Corn Fest Chairman Mike Kalb, accompanied by Candy Brady, also a Sweet Corn Fest committee member. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436383 182436383 Honored Resident Irene Johnson, long-time Oneida resident, was honored during the parade. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436384 182436384 Cub Scouts Local Cub Scouts Pack 405 join in on the parade fun. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436385 182436385 Oneida Telephone Oneida Telephone Exchange manager Dave Olson participates in the Sweet Corn Fest parade on July 20. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436386 182436386 FCCLA Knud Ullerup, Altona, pulls a wagon with ROWVA FCCLA members aboard. FCCLA, Family, Career & Community Leaders of America, is a high school organization. Several members of the local group recently returned from the annual national convention in Nashville, Tennessee. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436387 182436387 Tractors on Parade Several local tractor enthusiasts took part in the Sweet Corn Fest parade in Oneida on July 20. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436388 182436388 Volunteer Firefighters Oneida-Wataga Fire Dept. on parade! https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436389 182436389 More Fire Equipment A decontamination unit was one of units that participated in Oneida's parade on July 20. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436390 182436390 Relay for Life A local Relay for Life group participated in the Sweet Corn Fest 2013 parade and set up in the park afterwards. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436391 182436391 Ambulance Altona-Oneida-Wataga Ambulance District also participated in Oneida's annual parade. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436392 182436392 Dunk the Deputy A chance to dunk a Knox County Sheriff's Department Deputy was too good to pass up. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436394 182436394 Splash! Hitting the target just right guaranteed a dunked deputy! All Dunk the Deputy proceeds went to the ROWVA Food Pantry. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436395 182436395 Side Tracked This Quad Cities band, Sidetracked, entertained Sat. afternoon in Oneida, providing a pleasant two hours of music for those attending the 2013 Sweet Corn Fest. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436396 182436396 You Never Know There were some surprises among the Sweet Corn Fest vendors. Several younger residents took the opportunity for some quality time with the rabbits found at the booth of the Dick & Janet Ingle family. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436397 182436397 Sweet Corn Eating Contest The younger generation takes part in a sweet corn eating contest. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436400 182436400 More Sweet Corn Adult division sweet corn eating contest might or might not include staring down your opponents. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436401 182436401 The Winner! 5 minutes of eating equals one winner. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182436402 182436402 Community Picnic Sweet corn, pulled pork and potatoes were provided at the annual community picnic at the city fire station on July 21 while local residents brought a dish to pass, including many delicious desserts. Pulled pork was donated by Terry England. Prepared corn and potatoes that were not used were donated to local nonprofits and uncooked sweet corn was sold to interested buyers. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182438358 182438358 Photography Contest Winners Adam Erickson, Altona & Marla Bell, Oneida, were prize winners in the Sweet Corn Fest Photography Contest. Each won first place, a blue ribbon and cash, in their category and Erickson also took Best of Show/People's Choice. https://oneidaillinois.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=182985532 182985532