Corn Fest - How Proceeds Used
The annual Sun Prairie Sweet Corn Festival is utilized by several community organizations as a fundraiser. Funds raised from the festival helps these organizations fund programs and services for the populations they serve. Below are the primary organizations that participate in the festival.
American Legion: This group staffs / runs the Beer Tent or the Burger/Brat/Pizza stand. Proceeds help fund specific projects for their organization.
Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber organizes/runs the event. Proceeds used to promote the community, community events/ activities, shop local programs, relocation packets etc. throughout the year.
Exchange Club: This group staffs/ runs the Corn Tote sales. Proceeds help support Civic Projects, Youth of the Month program, Block Parent program, Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.
Happy Hikers-4H: The 4-H group staffs/runs the Ice Cream sales. Proceeds help support Project Literature, club activities, trips, projects, supplies, materials and outings.
Knights of Columbus: Sweet Corn Festival is their primary fundraiser and the KC's staff the carnival ticket sales. Proceeds are designated to schools for special education programs, etc.
Lions Club: The Lions Club helps staff parking for the event. Proceeds are used to underwrite High School scholarships, Bike Rodeo, Wisconsin Lions Camp, etc.
Rainbow Park: This group staffs parking in the Rainbow Park parking lot. Proceeds help support Rainbow Park maintenance, upgrades and equipment.
VFW: The VFW staffs/runs either the Beer Shelter or the Brat/Burger/Pizza stand. Proceeds used for building fund, post improvements and for community affairs.
YMCA: The YMCA staffs/runs the Basketball booth. Proceeds are used for sports scholarships and sports equipment needed for YMCA youth programs.