It’s that time of year again for corn in Bonduel, as the Bonduel Lions will be putting on their 60th annual corn roast at Village Park Friday, Aug. 4.
The corn roast begins at 5 p.m. and serves as the Bonduel Lion’s biggest fundraiser of the year, with a single ticket that can be purchased for $5 or three tickets for $10.
“That’s your admission into the gate, also includes all the corn you can eat,” explains Steve from the Bonduel Lions. “It’s all included. Then there’s live music by New Generation and what’s nice about them is usually our crowd is a little older at first and as the night gets older the music gets a little younger, so they cater to everybody.”
Despite all-you-can-eat corn that’s grown fresh and picked the day of the roast, they’ll also have a variety of other food they’ll be offering in large doses.
“We have beer and wine coolers and stuff, but we have hamburgers, we have bratwursts,” he explained. “We go through 300 pounds of potatoes. We make our own French Fries, go through a bunch of those. We go through 100 pounds of butter for the corn.”
All of that will go with the 650 dozen ears of corn that they’ll be serving, with proceeds benefiting the Bonduel Lions and the programs they support.
“A lot of things just stay local. Our big thing with the Lions is vision. We do support Lions Camp, we send a lot in Rosholt. They gather all the eyeglasses from all over the state and send them all over the state and all over the world, the Bat and Ball Club too. [We help] all around the Shawano area, the Shawano-Bonduel area.”
The corn roast will be held rain or shine.