(10/13/01)The western Iowa town of Kimballton hosts its 20th annual Corn Husking Competition this weekend. One highlight will be Native American storyteller Jerome Kills Small. He’s a professor at the University of South Dakota. Kills Small says his program will be delivered in a tent near the picking fields and will focus on the importance of the natural world in our lives. He says they’ll probably lean toward how the plants feed, and clothe us.
Kills Small says he’ll also talk about the importance of making and keeping traditions.
Kills Small says traditions are a way of bringing people together and understanding where we came from.
As for the corn-husking contest, this event will determine the Iowa champion. The winner will compete in the national competition next weekend near Redwood Falls, Minnesota. More than 60 huskers will compete this weekend in a variety of age and gender categories.