The Sabina Lions Club had a unit in the Corn Festival parade. The annual event was held over the weekend at the Clinton County Fairgrounds in Wilmington.
It wasn’t hot on Saturday morning, but Clinton County Corn Festival parade spectators still welcomed free bottles of water as distributed by the Wilmington Church of the Nazarene.
Face painting was a hit among the younger set at the corn festival. Blythe Hughes, standing foreground, and Levi Hughes accompany their father, Travis Hughes, all of Wilmington.
A group in support of the upcoming Hope Over Heroin event in Wilmington took part, as pictured, in the Corn Festival parade, and then later Saturday had a team in the Corn Olympics.
The marching band from Clinton-Massie was one of several local school bands participating in the Corn Festival parade.
The Clinton County Quilt Association gave 13 hand-made quilts to Wilmington American Legion Post 49, which in turn plans to distribute the quilts to veterans around Clinton County, such as those who are shut-ins due to health problems. Directly behind — and in front of — the people in the photo are the quilts being donated.
One of many striking quilts at the Clinton County Quilt Association’s 33rd annual quilt show at the corn festival featured Charlie Brown and company, especially Snoopy.
Clinton County Quilt Association member Julie Jennings was doing needle felting Saturday at the corn festival, using a needle to make ridges in a miniature pumpkin to go with a ghost. Jennings said it is a fiber art, and basically is sculpting with wool. She sometimes makes “acorns” with actual acorn caps that she fills with wool.
The World War II-themed outhouse constructed by CMH Regional Health System had at least two things in its favor — built like an aircraft, it was aerodynamic for the Corn Olympics outhouse races, and second, it captured the practice of painting military aircraft in a frightening manner, in this case, a shark.
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