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Sweet Corn Festival has bags tourney

MENDOTA — The very popular sport of “Bags” will be part of this year’s 67th Celebration of Corn in Mendota.

The competition is scheduled for Aug. 9 and is being sponsored by Relay for Life of Upper Illinois Valley Relay for Life.

You can pre-register for this event by picking up a form at the Mendota Chamber Office, downloading it at sweetcornfestival.com, or calling their office at (815) 539-6507. All contestants must be 21 years of age or older.

Entry fees are $40 per two-person team with 50 percent of the entry fees paid out. The remaining 50 percent goes to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Payouts based on the number of teams entered.

Teams can bring their own bags, or use bags provided.

The event will take place in the beer garden area of the Sweet Corn Festival (800 block of Main Street). If you do not have a partner and would like to play, you will be matched up with someone. Because of the limit on the amount of teams that can enter, pre-registration begins at 10 a.m. The tournament will begin at 11 a.m.

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