Thursday, August 25, 2016

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival - August 26-27, 2016

Just a reminder that the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival is starting tomorrow in Downtown Urbana.  South Race Street, Broadway, and Main Street will all be closed from 6AM Friday through Noon on Sunday (http://www.urbanaillinois.us/node/5957).  If you are planning to visit Urbana School District #116 Central Office on Friday, please be aware that you will have to approach Central Office from the north (University and Race).  

When I was a teacher at Urbana Middle School, the Sweetcorn Festival always marked the first weekend after school started.  It is a great event that draws the entire community to Downtown Urbana for music, food, and fun.

If you missed my last report to the Board of Education, here is what I said about the Sweetcorn Festival:

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival
This weekend Downtown Urbana will be the site of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, hosted by the Urbana Business Association.  The Urbana Tigers Marching Band will be playing on Saturday evening (5PM) along with the marching bands from Central and Centennial.  Many of our UHS athletes will be volunteering during the event.  It is a great way to mark the end of the first full week of school.  Oh yeah, and there is lots of other music, food, and, of course, corn!