Our opinion: Youngsville’s turn

Nothing says a great August day like a hot ear of corn bathed in butter.

And, there is hardly a place better to enjoy one (or two or three) than Youngsville during its annual CornFest, a community street party whose theme isn’t all that hard to discern.

This year’s CornFest is this weekend, and, according to forecasts, the weather should be at least as pleasant as it was last weekend.

The CornFest is Youngsville’s turn in the cycle of summer festivals that are indigenous to virtually every community in Warren County, and the “Biggest Little Town On The Map,” annually shows it is more than able to hold a party to rival the rest.

From the corn maze (maize?) to the music to the food, it’s down-home fun that certainly isn’t limited to those who actually call Youngsville home.

One of the great things about CornFest, like Russell’s Jubilee, Tidioute’s fishing tournament, Sheffield’s Johnny Appleseed Festival, and others is that they are 100-percent locally organized and run by volunteers from those communities.

If one were to make it a goal to attend each of these festivals during the Warren County festival season, and add in the Warren County Fair as a kicker, it would almost guarantee a fulfilling summer without expending more than a tank of gas among them.