The inside is used for community events such as graduations, concerts, etc.
Each year the Palace is completely redecorated using corn and parts of the cornstalk. Nothing else is used. It is amazing.
The mosaic on the right was the only part not finished on the Palace yet for this year when we were there. You can see where the picture is sectioned off for completion. It could be done by now.
On the side of the building they had a wonderful tribute to the branches of the armed forces.
This was the entire wall. It’s really quite big, spanning an entire city block. That’s a LOT of corn!
And the other side of the front of the building IS finished depicting the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima.
When you think about the fact that all of this was done in corn and stalks, it is amazing to me. And the fact that it is redone every single year is astounding. It is real artistry, no matter how corny, (pun intended), it all seems.
If you are traveling I-90 through S. Dakota, I think it is worth the time to stop and see the Corn Palace. I think it is free admission, but I’m not positive about that.
On another subject....Mittens will be delivered tomorrow to the school children. Although we’re having very warm days right now, that is changing later this week, and the nights are in the 20’s and 30’s even now, and I know they will be welcome.
I knitted 60 pair...
And sweet Sherri from “Sherrisneedlecrafts” on my sidebar, sent 17 more pair of beautiful knitted and crocheted mittens. I am so grateful to her. Thank you so much Sherri. I know the children will appreciate them too.
77 pair of mittens this year. A bit short of my goal of 100 pair, but health issues slowed me down a bit and my thought is that every pair helps, right? Last year I made well over 100 pair and I’m setting that goal again for next fall. I’ve already got a pair on the needles for next year!
Next time...Piper’s birthday and Dennis goes flying with Brad.
“I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8