Dows celebrates Corn Days with a new event and a Nashville performer

“Not Jupiter” the Wesenberg-Fantz grandkids took to the stage to show off their singing chops.

A little bit of rain couldn't dampen spirits in Dows this weekend as the town celebrated their annual Corn Days celebration.

From residents past and present to newcomers looking for weekend fun, Dows hosted a healthy crowd to join their yearly festivities. Things kicked off on Friday with a fun day for the kids at the Dows Swimming Pool and Bingo in the park for the grown-ups before an evening fireworks show.

"Every year we get more and more people to come back to the football field and watch them," said Bev Lange. "They seem to have gone over really well."

Lange and Shannon Muhlenbruch were largely responsible for organizing the official Corn Days activities but setting up the full extent of activities took the whole community working together.

Church groups, local businesses, and volunteer organizations all chipped in to bring something to the party, from Oscar's Pub providing late night music to the Dows Community Development Association arranging for inflatable rides in the park to the fire department offering train rides for the kids.

"It's not just one little group," said Lange. "It's a lot of different people."

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