Could 'championship corn hole' come to Strattanville?

Corn hole tournaments are popular in Clarion County as this photo from the 2013 Autumn Leaf Festival shows. Could a championship tournament come to Strattanville?

STRATTANVILLE - Strattanville's "Homecoming" weekend is usually one of the last community festivals held each year and one man has an idea to boost attention for the celebration and a number of other community festivals as well.

"The Clarion County Corn Hole Championship."

Robert Lewis lives in Monroe Township and admits he really doesn't have any close ties with Strattanville.

"Strattanville is the oldest borough in Clarion County," Lewis told council members Rick Thompson and Bob Rawson Nov. 13. "You folks should get more recognition."

Lewis attended the scheduled monthly meeting of borough council to present the idea, but only Thompson and Rawson were present. Mayor Randy Davis, secretary Roxanne Davis and borough maintenance supervisor Rusty Davis were the only other township officials present.

No official action could be taken due to the lack of council quorum, but Lewis was asked to discuss his idea.

"Well, you would have to have some preliminary competitions at other places," said Lewis. "Places where they have their festivals you know, Horsethief in Knox, Cookie Daze over in Rimersburg, the county fair, the fair up at Wolf's Corners. I think they have it at (Autumn Leaf Festival).

"You bring those winners here and they can play for ‘The Strattanville Cup.'"

Lewis said he is trying to get the idea off the ground.

"I'll help however I can," said Lewis.

Thompson said he would forward the idea to the Strattanville Homecoming Committee.

"I think it sounds like a great idea," said Thompson. "A fun idea."

Corn Hole is a lawn game in which players take turns throwing 16-ounce bags of corn kernels at a raised platform with a hole in the far end.

A bag in the hole scores three points, while one on the board scores one point.

Corn Hole tournaments at Horsethief Days in Knox and during ALF in Clarion have drawn large numbers of contestants during the past few years.

There even is a profession corn hole association the American Cornhole Organization is the governing body for the sport of corn hole.

Established in 2005 and headquartered in Milford, Ohio, the ACO offersofficial corn hole rules, sanctioned products, tournament listings, and comprehensive information about corn hole events.