Backus Cornfest events feature memorial balloon launch
The annual Backus Cornfest is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9. This year's theme is "Colonel Cobber Goes Pop." Festivities will include a memorial balloon launch for event organizer Michael Martin, who recently died.
The Backus American Legion and Auxiliary will sponsor several events Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, in conjunction with the event.
Friday, Aug. 8
5:30 p.m.: Meat raffle at the Legion.
7:30 p.m.: Bingo at the Legion.
Saturday, Aug. 9