Now they need to be "adopted," decorated and judged in October competition.

UMC Golden Eagle football players and UMC Center for Adult Learning staff assisted the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee in decorating
downtown with cornstalks.

They are available for businesses and individuals to "adopt" for $10. The cornstalks will be decorated and a contest will be held in October.

Nell DeBoer, a member of the UMC staff, is committee chair.