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Sweet corn a 38-year tradition for church members


Church member W.C. Pesterfield and several hired workers unload sweet corn from the back of a trailer. (Photo by Ezra Mann, Pauls Valley Daily Democrat)

The Pauls Valley Daily Democrat has a feature on a family that raises sweet corn.
The Pesterfields just happen to be members of the Pauls Valley Church of Christ.
Here’s the top of the story:

Pauls Valley — A well nurtured family tradition will grow with each generation and some of those traditions are a way of life that never lacks appreciation.
One such Pauls Valley ritual with plenty of support from one family and the community all too glad to take advantage of the benefits is the annual harvest of Pesterfield sweet corn. The practice began 38 years ago when W.C. Pesterfield planted the first acre of the golden treasure for his daughter Ginger Groth, who now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona as a part of a 4-H project.
“They have a good time at it, gives kids a chance to make summer money,” said Pesterfield. “We enjoy the camaraderie during that time.”

My friend Beverly Killebrew tells me: “W.C. and Linda Pesterfield are longtime members of the church here in Pauls Valley. W.C. is one of our deacons. You can’t ask for better people than them. They have helped many, many kids by hiring them for a couple of weeks during the summer. Simply good people.”
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  • Feedback
    Sweet story, but where is Pauls Valley? No where in the article, nor in the newspaper section is the state mentioned.
    Jeanne M.
    July, 8 2010

    Pauls Valley is about an hour south of Oklahoma City and an hour north of the Texas state line along Interstate 35.
    Bobby Ross Jr.
    July, 8 2010

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