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By Candie Fix
Managing Editor 

Hofmeisters named Grand Marshals of 102nd Corn Fest


September 21, 2023

(Herald photo by Candie Fix)

STEVE AND NORA Hofmeister have been selected for the honor of this year's Corn Festival Grand Marshals.

There's just something special about the last Saturday in September in Haxtun. The weekend marks a special celebration in which community members gather to celebrate the end of corn harvest by means of the annual Haxtun Corn Festival. For Steve and Nora Hofmeister there have been many memorable Corn Festival celebrations throughout the years, but for the long-time Haxtun couple, two stand out significantly; Corn Festival of 1977 and Corn Festival 2023.

A late Saturday in September 1977 marked the 56th annual Corn Festival celebration in downtown Haxtun. Then, a 22-year-old Steve had f...

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