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Corn Roast raises funds for fire department

 

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

FOR FANS of corn on the cob, Springstead was the place to be Saturday as the Sherman-Springstead Fire Department held its annual Corn Roast. While there were various other foods on the menu, the star was unquestionably the roasted sweet corn - with plenty of butter and salt to go with it. Organizers estimated between 70 dozen and 90 dozen ears of corn were roasted during the event.

\By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

SPRINGSTEAD - The Sherman Town Hall's parking lot was full Saturday as the Sherman-Springstead Fire Department held its annual Corn Roast fundraiser.

Department Chief Ron King was pleased with the turnout for the event, saying the weather was great.

"(It's a) beautiful day," King said. "You can't beat it."

This is the 38th year the department has held the Corn Roast, which is one of its largest fundraisers.

King said the money raised from the event goes to both general operating costs and special equipment purchases.

In recent years the department has purchased extrication equipment and turnout gear for the department's members, King said last year.

A major upcoming purchase will be replacing air tanks for some of the self-contained breathing apparatuses.

King said Saturday 12 of the tanks need to be replaced - at $1,000 a piece - as they reach the end of their 20-year lifespans.

The crew roasting the sweet corn over coals estimated between 70 dozen and 90 dozen ears of corn were sold during the event. The uncooked ears were sold by the dozen to attendees at the end of the event.

In addition to the roast corn, there were a variety of other foods on the menu.

The day also featured music and kids games, including a tractor pull with pedal tractors.

 
 

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