Aw-shucks: Corn Boilin’ fundraiser to mark its 25th year Monday
by Sarah Westwood
July 13, 2014 04:00 AM | 3559 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State Sen. Lindsey Tippins and a few friends are ready to start shucking sweet corn for Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren’s 25th annual Corn Boilin’ at Jim R. Miller Park on Monday. With Tippins are Warren, Tippins’ son, Nathan Tippins, Cobb County Chief Deputy Sheriff Milton Beck and Col. Don Hunton. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Cobb County Youth Museum. Staff/Kelly J. Huff
State Sen. Lindsey Tippins and a few friends are ready to start shucking sweet corn for Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren’s 25th annual Corn Boilin’ at Jim R. Miller Park on Monday. With Tippins are Warren, Tippins’ son, Nathan Tippins, Cobb County Chief Deputy Sheriff Milton Beck and Col. Don Hunton. Part of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Cobb County Youth Museum. Staff/Kelly J. Huff
slideshow
MARIETTA — Monday’s Corn Boilin’ will mark a quarter century since former Sheriff Bill Hutson first decided to boil ears of corn and fry strips of fatback to raise money for the Cobb County Youth Museum.

Sheriff Neil Warren’s Campaign Committee will sponsor the fundraiser, which will take over Jim Miller Park Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

“The Corn Boilin’ has become known as an event that is not only dedicated to helping the Youth Museum but bringing the community together for an old-fashioned good time,” Warren said. “It can be compared to a family reunion.”

To date, the Corn Boilin’ has raised more than $180,000 for the museum.

Nancy Bodiford, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said she expected the guest list this year to include Rep. Jack Kingston and David Perdue, both candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Hutson and then-Chief Deputy Sheriff Warren held the first Corn Boilin’ at the home of Johnny Woodward in Powder Springs in 1990. The crowd has grown from the 60 who turned out for the inaugural boil to the 2,300 Bodiford said flock to the event during election years.

Former Commission Chairman Bill Byrne, who is in a runoff with Bob Weatherford for outgoing Commissioner Helen Goreham’s seat for northwest Cobb, said he and his supporters are looking forward to the boil.

“It brings an awful lot of people from an awful lot of areas in a packed environment in the middle of the summer,” he added. “It’s a win-win for everybody. You get to see people you don’t normally get to see.”

Weatherford, a former Acworth Alderman, said he also plans to attend the event.

“It’s a great tradition started by former Sheriff Hutson and has become and grown into a great event,” Weatherford said.

“I am honored to attend and have the endorsement of Sheriff Hutson.”

Tickets to the Corn Boilin’ are $25 per person.

The Cobb County Youth Museum was chartered in 1964 as an educational resource center.

Located off Cheatham Hill Drive in Marietta, the Youth Museum is a nonprofit educational center where students in elementary and middle school can learn through activities such as puppet productions.

The museum is funded through corporate and individual donations. The Corn Boilin’ provides the museum with one of its largest gifts every year.

Want to go?

What: 25th annual Corn Boilin’

When: Monday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road in Marietta

Cost: $25 per person, part of proceeds benefit Cobb County Youth Museum

For more information: Call (770) 429-8287

Comments
(1)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
Just Wait
|
July 13, 2014
The average is $7,200 a year to the museum and $50,000 taken in. Where is all the extra money going? Can't be that expensive.
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, and spam will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides