The yearly corn processing day, sometimes called “The Day of the Corn” was held September 19th. Richard Johnson donated approximately 5,000 ears of corn to the community. Over a hundred youth and adults woke up early Saturday morning to husk and clean the cobs. They were then taken to the Methodist Church in Blackfoot where other volunteers ran cookers to blanch the cobs. Others then manned electric drills and special tools to remove the kernels from the cobs. The kernels were then packaged into usable size bags and sent to freezers for use in the winter meals and for distribution at the Blackfoot Food Pantry.
A big thank-you goes to Richard Johnson and all the many volunteers that helped with the processing!