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Brownsburg does the fourth right

By Lindsay Doty

There’s something about that buttery grilled corn at Brownsburg’s annual Fourth of July Extravaganza that has locals wanting more.

“It’s actually quite a remarkable thing. I’ve been doing this for about 10 years and the acceptance of the corn is uniformly good,” Ray Furner, proud grillmaster with the Brownsburg Lions Club, said.

You can find Furner in the back of Bundee Lodge at Arbuckle Acres grilling up corn during the annual Fourth of July Extravaganze going on until July 6.  The organization has more than two dozen cases ready to be sold at $3 an ear.

“The corn is delicious. This is corn that is grilled in the husk,” he says without revealing any seasoning secrets.

The corn is an annual tradition along with the nightly carnival that starts at 6 p.m. It includes rides, games and more eats. Unlimited ride wristbands are $20. Wristband nights are July 2, 3, 5, and 6.

“Green Street is open now so we are hoping more people come out. And there is adequate parking in this area,” Furner said of the recently renovated Brownsburg development.

On the 4th, the parade will cover a two-mile route in Brownsburg starting at 10 a.m. This year’s parade is expected to draw 10,000 people and showcase more than 60 floats. Lori Ann Turpin will serve as the parade grand marshal.  Brownsburg regulars will be sure to bring a bag or bucket for kids to catch all the candy flying around.

The night will wrap up with the fourth of July fireworks show starting at approximately 10 p.m. The fireworks will be set off from the field between Eagle and White Lick elementary schools.


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