Just thought I'd mention a funny connection I noticed last week. As mentioned, the Little Brown Church in the Vale is a favorite spot for weddings - so much so that the church members host an annual reunion which welcomes couples who would like to renew their vows. The first Sunday in August this year (August 5) will be the 55th reunion.
Want to guess what the main course is for the picnic lunch? MAID-RITES. After all, the church is located in Iowa!