The city of DeKalb is using the coming festivities to enhance the ways residents interact with the town. Their method: googly eyes. They’ll appear everywhere, including trees and on the sides of buildings.
Jeanine Holcomb works for the Egyptian Theatre as a marketing and public outreach specialist. She also coordinates with the DeKalb Citizens Community Enhancement Commission. She says more than 150 pairs of the googly eyes will be placed across DeKalb.
“We want the streets to come alive with these googly eyes," Holcomb said.
This year’s Corn Fest will be held from Friday Aug. 23 until Sunday Aug. 25 between First St. and Fourth St.