Archive for July, 2008
That’s right - for all you E-85 users, you can now find E-85 in Corning at the FSC Mart. With gasoline prices stuck in the upper range of the “pain at the pump” scale, many owners of flex fuel vehicles in the Hawkeye State have turned to a less expensive and cleaner-burning alternative – E85. During a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. special promotion and celebration on Friday, July 18, they can purchase up to 30 gallons at the flashback price of $2.85 a gallon at the FSC Mart at 408 6th Street in Corning, Iowa. To celebrate the opening of the first E85 station in the county, the Adams County Cattlemen will have their grill at the station, filling the air with the smell of grilled Iowa beef.
Other event supporters include the Iowa Clean Air Choice Team: General Motors, Iowa Farm Bureau, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Kum & Go, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa, Iowa Soybean Association, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, Iowa Biodiesel Board and American Lung Association of Iowa.
Come to Adams County on July 18th and get in on the savings!
We offer congratulations to the Johnny Carson Birthplace Society on their award of an HRDP Grant from the Iowa State Historical Society to hire an architect to assist in the renovation of the Birthplace. They are open this summer for tours. You can check them out at their website at www.johnnycarsonbirthplace.org.
It’s been a great day already in Corning and it’s barely nine
o’clock. Was up ear
ly to help out at the Chamber Flight Breakfast. What gorgeous weather for the 4th of July! They serve breakfast from 6-10 a.m. and already had a crowd of both fly-ins and drive-ins. We had a great group of volunteers who each take a shift cooking or serving. The Chamber is also grateful for the volunteer businesses and groups who come out and help guide the pilots to a safe landing and take-off, the fire department and ambulance staff who are on hand in case of emergencies, this year’s courtesy car sponsor R & S Auto, and the many other individuals who make it a success. We also had guests from the Senior Citizen Committee and the Johnny Carson Birthplace sharing information about various activities that they sponsor. It’s a great way to kick-off the 4th of July Celebration in Corning and Adams County. This year was the 49th annual Flight Breakfast. Make plans to join us next year for the 50th anniversary! Well, I’m heading out to Lake Icaria now to check out the fishing contest, volleyball tournament, sand castle building contest and more. It’s not too late for you to head out to the lake either. The Adams County Cattlemen will be grilling up some great food tonight for supper, followed by Brent Romer livening up the place with some music. There are free pontoon rides down at the marina this afternoon, and lots of beach time and fun in the sun (Yes, the sun is shining on Adams County today!) Then when it gets dark, fireworks will light up the skies over beautiful Lake Icaria. I’ll be out taking pictures today, so if you see me out and about, let me know you read about it here! The first person to let me know, will win a free drink! See you at the Lake.