Last ears of the season

Little time remains to get sweet corn from the Main Street Kiwanis stand on the corner of Broadway and Second streets in Webster City.

This is the second year that the Main Street Kiwanis has sold sweet corn to raise money for the service club. However, a lack of rain has produced a small crop. The Kiwanis are currently selling their second batch of corn. Bill Biggins, one of the Main Street Kiwanis members who has helped to man the stand, said it will likely be their last for the year.

“We need some rain to help it grow. It’s been a dry summer like it was last year,” Biggins said.

The Kiwanis gets their sweet corn from Roy Fulton farms. Fulton, a member of the Main Street Kiwanis, donates an acre of his sweet corn crop to the service club to be sold. The money raised from the sale funds scholarships and other work the club does with Kids Against Hunger and youth organizations such as the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

The dry, hot summer has produced smaller ears of corn for the sale. The Kiwanis are selling 14 ears for $5, with two ears added to the dozen because of their size. The booth is open from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will be open until all of the sweet corn is sold.

“Sales have been pretty good,” Biggins said. “We usually get a lot of people coming around 4 p.m. to get sweet corn on the menu for dinner.”