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St. Jude Sweetcorn Festival shut down due to reckless children

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The St. Jude Sweet Corn Festival in Cedar Rapids was shut down early yesterday due to reckless behavior by children.

The festival posted the following statement on their Facebook page last night. 

"I want everyone to know that the festival will be open tomorrow from 12-7. The incidents that happened tonight to cause us to shut down the festival was basicly a lot of teenagers on our midway who do not know how to behave themselves. It was in the best interest of the festival and everyone in attendance to close early. We are so sorry if this ruined your night. We are very thankful to all law enforcement for taking swift action. We hope you will join us tomorrow to celebrate the rest of our sweet corn festival.."

There is no word if any arrests were made.

The festival will reopen today at noon. 

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