The Eden Prairie Lions Club hosted its annual Corn Feed on Saturday, Aug. 5 at Round Lake Park. Over 4,000 ears of corn arrived freshly picked that morning from Untiedt’s Vegetable Farms in Waverly, Minnesota.
The total shipment was 85 bags of corn, with 4 dozen ears in each: 4,080 ears of corn. As of Saturday afternoon, Lions Club member Darrell Rodenz had been chopping the tasseled ends off fresh corn for several hours, making his way through 30 bags.
After the choppers finished that task, the ears were loaded in wheelbarrows and made their way to the cooking area, where they steamed in the husks for 15-20 minutes before dehusked ears were delivered to servers, who dipped them in butter and served them up to the waiting crowds.
Whether those crowd members chose to purchase the all-you-can-eat corn for $10 or the $12 meal (sloppy joe or hotdog and chips, along with all-you-can-eat corn), the Eden Prairie Lions Club donates all of its monetary proceeds to community projects such as PROP Food Shelf, The PROP Shop Eden Prairie, Minnesota Lions Gift of Sight Eye Bank, Minnesota Lions Hearing Foundation, Can Do Canines, True Friends Camp Eden Wood, and scholarships for local high school seniors.
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