EARLY TO BED
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 10:19 am EARLY TO BED — … or to the bed races, at least. One of the most crowd-pleasing events of each year’s CornFest is the frantic and side-splitting bed race, staged on East Church Street adjacent to Kiwanis Park. The fun will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday and teams of five are encouraged to bring their decorated beds and their best running shoes to the area to test their racing skills against other wide-awake teams. Wood Communications sponsors the bed race event and will be entering a carefully made-up sleeping racer of their own, as displayed by (from left) Robin Wood, Stacie Hodge, Trey Wood and Eric Frilling. A new CornFest event, the Cornhole competition, will also be staged at Kiwanis Park Saturday during the afternoon hours of Day in the Park fun. Action in the popular game, whose equipment is also on display in the photo at the bottom right, will take place from 2-5 p.m. Teams will be welcome at the event and are encouraged to be practicing their skills at tossing corn-filled colorful bags at the specially-prepared wooden frames with cut-outs at one end. A unique scoring system will determine the winners. For information about either of these competitions, contact Robin Wood or Trey Wood at Wood Communications. Many other family-friendly activities will be taking place Saturday in the area around Kiwanis Park, including the Tyson free family feed.