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Ice cream eating contest, diaper derby help close Sugar Grove Corn Boil

SUGAR GROVE – Cate Wenig, 5, of Bartlett, felt a little full after gulping down almost 2 1/2 cups of ice cream in a minute's time during Sunday's Colonial Cafe ice cream eating contest at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.

"I ate so much," she said.

Her efforts earned Cate first place in her age group in the contest. She attributed her win to "taking big scoops."

And while she might not want to look at ice cream again for a while, Cate's win earned her a certificate for a Colonial Cafe Kitchen Sink sundae.

The ice cream eating contest helped wrap up the three-day festival, which opened Friday with the presentation of the Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year award to Sugar Grove Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Parson.

Also on Sunday, babies got to put their crawling skills to the test during the diaper derby classic, including 11-month-old Dane Hendrick of Oswego, who won his heat.

"He loves to crawl," said his mother, Chelsey.

She attributed his win to the "Cheerios prize at the end."

Eleventh-month old Ezmia Llamas of Sugar Grove had her own strategy for winning her race.

"She took a power nap because she knew she was going to race," said her mother, Crystal Kuntz.

Brianna and Steve Laub decided to enter their daughter, Cora Laub, who is almost 9 months old, in the diaper derby.

"She just started crawling last week," Steve Laub said. "It seemed like a lot of fun. She loves being around other kids."

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