Boyd Corn Feed celebrates 39 years

Posted 8/17/22

by Kris Bremness Friday, August 12 brought many to the main street of Boyd for the annual Corn Feed and Street Dance sponsored by the Boyd Area Chamber of Commerce. This is the 39th year for the …

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Boyd Corn Feed celebrates 39 years

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by Kris Bremness

Friday, August 12 brought many to the main street of Boyd for the annual Corn Feed and Street Dance sponsored by the Boyd Area Chamber of Commerce. This is the 39th year for the local celebration.

Those venturing out on the cool evening were treated to free corn on the cob, face painting, music to listen and dance to provided by RockNRoll To Go Plus, a bouncy house for the kids, bike rawes, ice cream and the St Joseph Lunchbox food wagon. The festivities began with the closing of Murray St at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. free corn and food from the Lunchbox was available, and face painting was in full swing. By 6 p.m. the music and bouncy house were providing entertainment for everyone. The Trinity Vineyard Church was also in attendance giving

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A crowd enjoys the music and dancing Friday August 12 on Murray Street. Photo by Kris Bremness. CORN FEED

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out free backpacks and supplies to the children.

The corn feed and street dance was first held in Au gust of 1983 when Charlie Armstrong of Bub’s Pub

tavern in Boyd promoted the idea of having a night of free entertainment for families, along with free sweet corn. That first night featured music by the "Night Rider Band” and was very well attended. Since then, it’s been an annual event for the community. One attendee, who is new to the Boyd area, commented on how awesome it was to have an event like this where everyone was welcome.

And riding new bikes this year are Devyn OIiver and Kylee Tomkowiak. Congratulations to both!

Thanks to River Country Coop, Hetch’s Building Supplies, Northwestern Bank, The Village Haus, Corner Bar, Tolleys Bowl and Bar, Boyd Catering, Gerrits Construction, DD’s bar and Dean Spaeth for providing time and donations which helped make this free event possible. Jeu Zais, President of the Boyd Chamber would like to thank to all those who helped in any way.

It takes a big commitment from people to make events like this happen.

Bikes for the bike raffle at Friday’s corn feed. Photo courtesy Boyd Chamber Facebook page.