As is the case in every great community event, it's the volunteers that make it happen.
That's the case in point for Sweet Corn Days. While their efforts were visible Thursday afternoon, the real work started months ago - and for some, more like a year.
It's a mammoth undertaking to do a communitywide event. But the Chamber members and other volunteers who work to pull it off do so magnificently.
So thank them when you see them. They aren't getting paid anything other than the satisfaction of seeing a successful celebration. So when you see them, also tell them how much you enjoyed yourself and what a great job they did.
Please have patience
If you work in downtown Estherville, you may have found it a little difficult to find parking Friday morning.
The reason, of course, is that Sweet Corn Days was getting underway full steam Friday.
To organize an event of this magnitude, it's necessary to be able to site facilities and make room for concessions.
So thank you for having patience while this great event gets even greater this weekend.
And while you're at it, be sure to take in the events today and Sunday, particularly the parade at 10:30 this morning followed by free sweet corn on the southeast corner of Library Square at Seventh and Central.