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. . . and its name is a bit understated: The Corn Roast, as in the 18th annual first-Sunday-in-August bash at Andrew May's place off Black Diamond Road in Port Angeles.
It is so much more than the grilling of 1,100 ears of corn.
It's hundreds of May's friends, and the friends of May's two young sons, Spencer and Jackson, plus their friends — in fact, it's open to anyone in the community, "yourself and lots of friends!" as the flier says — basking in the pleasures of summer.
May calls it a Wisconsin-style party in honor of his home state, but it's quintessential Port Angeles, with barbecued king salmon, home-brewed beer, pizzas stone-fired by "Pizza Guy" and a long table loaded with salads and snacks.
It's THE party of the summer.
May is a longtime community activist, professional horticulturist and the Peninsula Daily News' free-lance Sunday gardening columnist who endeavors to have Jefferson and Clallam counties recognized as "Flower Peninsula USA."