There’s going to be a new feature at Thursday’s (7/29) Sweet Corn Serenade in downtown Oskaloosa…and it’s an important one. A new machine to cook the corn. Earlier this year, Oskaloosa Main Street received a grant from the Mahaska County Community Foundation to replace a cooker they had been using for years.
“As the corn cooker got up there in age, it became more difficult each year. It needed repairs or something wasn’t working properly. And then last year, it actually did not work.”
Oskaloosa Main Street Executive Director Jessica Reuter says the new corn cooker has been tested and is ready to use. Sweet corn, burgers and pie will be available at the Oskaloosa Square starting at 4pm Thursday. There will also be a craft and vendor fair starting at noon with kids’ activities at 4:00 and the Marshall County Hangmen performing at 5:00.