Corn Days was one of many events that was forced to cancel because of the threat of COVID. With activities unable to be included for Corn Days weekend, the committee had no choice but to call off the yearly celebration.
The Danbury Fire Department continued their annual event, a bags tournament (see below). The department also served supper in the evening.
It was at this part of their fundraiser that the Corn Days committee announced the Gem City royalty. Despite the lack of their celebration, the committee felt the desire to hold the contest. Perhaps, just perhaps it gave people a feeling of involvement.
Sophie Krusen, daughter of Karen Yockey and Gabe Krusen was crowned the Gem City Queen. Named as princess was Reese Petersen, daughter of Justin Petersen and Jodi Jacoby. Sophie took the honor with just 3 more votes, and Reese was just 6 ahead of the third place girl.
In the king contest, Noah Oberreuter, son of Angie and James Oberreuter was crowned the Gem City King. Brady Seuntjens, son of Hillary and Pete Seuntjens was named the king. Seuntjens beat out the third place boy by just 4 votes. It was indeed a close election this year.
Congratulations to the royalty.