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It's Back-us to the 50's at the Backus Cornfest

The Backus Cornfest theme Back-us to the 50's brought out nostalgia and creativity at the 2015 Cornfest parade. The Red Hat Ladies won best overall for their incorporation of the theme, Godfrey's grocery store of Backus won the best overall float...

Grant Madison, left, pushes through the 13-17 year old heat of the corn eating competition. Madison took second place in the round, trailing close behind Alex Knebel, right. Photo by Joe Fraser
Grant Madison, left, pushes through the 13-17 year old heat of the corn eating competition. Madison took second place in the round, trailing close behind Alex Knebel, right. Photo by Joe Fraser

The Backus Cornfest theme Back-us to the 50's brought out nostalgia and creativity at the 2015 Cornfest parade.

The Red Hat Ladies won best overall for their incorporation of the theme, Godfrey's grocery store of Backus won the best overall float with their recreation of a typical 50's diner. The Backus Locker won "Corniest" for their train stop float. The WOW Church of the Nazarene won the youth trophy. The Hackensack Legion won best color guard.

Parade floats boasted decorations in keeping with 50's themes, including red hot rods, leather jackets and long skirts.

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