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Jack Perkins, who organizes and runs the sweet corn booth at the Washington County Fair for Cottage Grove United Church of Christ in Old Cottage Grove with one of the six benches he and a fried buil for people sit on while dining on corn and lemonade.t

Kernels of joy at county fair for Cottage Grove church

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It might be the cheapest food at the fair -- and the healthiest.

The fresh corn-on-the-cob sells for $2 and ice cold lemonade for $1 to wash it down, said John Perkins. He's making a pitch for people to stop by the Cottage Grove United Church of Christ corn booth while at the Washington County Fair this week.

The church is in its 20th year at the fair. The idea came from the church board of directors in 1993.

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Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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