The quote “many hands make light work,” by John Heywood symbolized the 52nd annual Buttered Corn Days. Sleepy Eye enjoyed fantastic weather both Friday and Saturday which drew a record number of people to Allison Park to enjoy the free sweet corn and many other offerings. The large group was great to see, but what was truly outstanding was how the chamber member business community and citizens of Sleepy Eye came together to make this event possible.
With this being my first Buttered Corn Days I had some ideas of what to expect, but nothing could have prepared me for the orchestration of so many people working together to achieve one goal, a great Buttered Corn Days. I appreciate all the volunteers who took time out of their day to help set up, serve food, work at a ticket or raffle booth, clean up or anything else you did. Due to the generosity of Del Monte Foods there was about eight tons of sweet corn delivered to Anderson Custom Processing versus the six ton average. The cooking crew at Anderson Custom Processing worked long into the day steaming the corn to perfection. AMPI’s donation of the butter gave an extra taste of deliciousness to the sweet corn.
The work by so many demonstrates the community pride and spirit we have for Sleepy Eye and the success of our community and those who live here. The process of putting on Buttered Corn Days is a great example to others near and far how strong Sleepy Eye is in their pride, tradition and history. With many hands working together anything is possible to be a success. Cheers to Sleepy Eye and Chamber of Commerce members for a wonderful Buttered Corn Days!