RECORD CROWD ATTEND CORNSTOCK 2011.
Cornstock 2011 was one of the best attended Cornstock events to date.
SPECIAL THANKS to all the sponsors, who without their support this festival and concert would not be possible; to the many, many volunteers, and to each and every person who attended, we are grateful and honored that you shared your time at this event. THANKS!
This Ole Boy's (Craig Morgan) havin' a GOOD TIME in Garnett, KS at Cornstock 2011.
(Photos by Sheri Hopkins & Kim Spencer)
Thank you to these official Concert on the Hill Sponsors for helping make this event possible:
WELCOME GSSB AND BRUMMEL FARM SERVICE AS THE OFFICIAL CORPORATE CONCERT ON THE HILL PARTNERS!
WHAT WAS...2011 CORNSTOCK CONCERT ON THE HILL
Opening acts: Max Hopkins, Katie Evans & Travis Marvin.
UPDATE: Several cases of bottled water and other supplies, along with 240 wristbands were presented to the people of Reading on May 21, 2011.
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The people of Reading, Kansas are in a time of despair. On May 21, 2011, Reading circum to a devastating tornado that ripped a 3-block wide area through the town, destroying 56 homes and damaging the majority of city, including 14 of 21 businesses.
The some 240 citizens of this small Kansas town need some help and some hope. Organizers of Cornstock are heading to Reading on Thursday, August 4, 2011 to give some encouragement and in doing so plan to spread the word to the thousands who attend the annual event to give hope to a fellow Kansas community.
First, the Anderson County Corn Festival Committee, a/k/a, “Cornstock” will be presenting Mayor Lonnie Atchison with free concert tickets (wristbands) to be given to every resident of Reading to the Cornstock Concert on the Hill, September 24 in Garnett. Headliner, country music star Craig Morgan, will sing his hit song, “This Ain’t Nothin” in tribute to the people of Reading, Kansas. “This can’t take away what’s happened, but we want them to know we care and they are not forgotten,” comments Marvin Grimes, Vice President of ACCF and Director of Anderson County Emergency Management.
According to Reading relief spokesperson, Barbara Schlobohm, it has been determined that FEMA will not provide funding or resources to help the individuals living in Reading and FEMA’s aid to the municipal city of Reading is up in the air. Times are hard for the people of Reading. When asked what Reading needs now more than anything Schlobohm replied, “What we really need is bottled water and money.” With extreme heat temperatures across the area as the people of Reading continue cleanup efforts, bottled water and financial aid is top priority.
Therefore, the second initiative Cornstock organizers want to accomplish is to encourage businesses and individuals from across Kansas to join them in gathering bottled water and monetary donations to help the people of Reading. To make sure that one-hundred percent (100%) of financial contributions get to the people that need it the most, please send donations to the United Way of the Flint Hills, Attn: Reading Relief, 702 Commercial Street, Emporia, KS, 66801.
The group representing Cornstock will be leaving Garnett, Kansas at 5 pm next Thursday, August 4th. Bottled water and other contributions can be dropped off at the Garnett Recreation Center, 510 North Lake Road by 12:00 p.m., noon, on Thursday. The Garnett Rec Center is open weekdays 7-9 a.m. and 1-7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
All donations will be loaded by truck or trailer and taken directly to Barbara Schlobohm in Reading for distribution.
For more information on how you can help Reading, Kansas, please visit “Reading Tornado May 21, 2011” on Facebook, or contact Barbara Schlobohm at (620) 699-3827.
About Cornstock: The annual festival honors and celebrates those who “Feed and Fuel America”. Celebrating the Kansas farmers and ag producers, Cornstock is in its 7th year. Held annually the last Saturday in September, the festival includes a full day of activities helping charitable causes and culminates with an outdoor lawn chair concert with a major country music act...or 2 or 3!
“Cornstock”, the Anderson County Corn Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)4 non-profit organization.