St. Jude Church Community Donation Drive (Now With Sweet Corn)
No St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival in 2020, but there's still something special in store. And there will be sweet corn for sale.
It's a bummer that the annual fun and tasty tradition has become one of the many summer events lost to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the organizers are now asking us to help them maintain those community roots in a different way this year.
If there's one place you should be able to turn for help and safe community fellowship, it's a church, and St. Jude has devised a special event devoted to giving back to its community in an enormous time of need.
Let's not call it a "replacement" to the Sweet Corn Festival even though it will happen around the same time. It's a Community Drive to collect blood and food donations. A Facebook announcement just updated for the event saying there WILL be sweet corn for sale.
Iowa's News Now says: "on August 8th there will be the "St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival Community Drive" to give back to the community."
From 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that day will be the blood drive. From 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. they will accept non-perishable food donations along with cleaning supplies and school supplies.
There will also be an opportunity to purchase, for carryout only, "festival food", raffle tickets and t-shirts to commemorate the festival from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you'd like to be part of this event, the details are above and in an article here, with all of it taking place on August 8 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 50 Edgewood Rd. NW in Cedar Rapids.