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St. Jude Celebrates 40 years of Sweet Corn Festival

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

It's the 40th anniversary of the St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival in Cedar Rapids.

The most famous item, of course is the sweet corn.

We're told the food is one of the best parts of the festival.

 "We've got everything from the Twinkies right, the deep fried Twinkies, we've got funnel cakes. We've got custard over here at our snack shack, we've got ice cream cones, soft serve and regular ice cream right. We have pie and ice cream, rib eye sandwiches, hotdogs, brats, I can go on and on," said Jeff Hoffmann, chairperson at the event.

In addition to all the food the are also carnival rides and games.

Hoffmann says this is a family event and it will be going on all weekend.

We're told this is the biggest fundraiser of the year for St. Jude Catholic Church.

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