Morthland College to continue popcorn tradition in West Frankfort
West Frankfort, Illinois (October 27, 2016) — A century ago, Frank’s Karmel Korn was a West Frankfort phenomenon. Frank sold his corn by the bag from a candy shop in the 200 block of East Main Street, and also sometimes took to the street to peddle it door to door at Main Street businesses.
Morthland College is bringing back the tradition of the sweet treat sold on Main Street. We have teamed up with Ann’s Gourmet Popcorn to offer Morthland College Colonial Corn, the college’s version of kettle corn.
Starting this Friday, Oct. 28, Colonial Corn will be sold in the lobby of Coleman Rhoads Hall on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m., as well as at MC athletic events. You can also look for Pat the Patriot and Colonial Corn at upcoming community events around town.
When buy a bag of Colonial Corn, don’t worry about the calories, salt or sugar. You are re-engaging our community’s heritage, a tiny artifact of local tradition.
For every bag you buy, $1.50 goes directly to support the education of a Morthland College Patriot through our #ForgingFutures scholarship campaign.
For more information, contact Leigh Caldwell, firstname.lastname@example.org.