Pictured right — the Gates family including Al, Tammy Dillinger and Alizabeth fill plastic bags with sweet corn Monday morning along Adams Street in Creston. Today marks opening day on the family's 36th year selling sweet corn in Creston from the back of their trademark 1954 Chevy. They will continue selling sweet corn through August. Also pictured, Al Gates is pictured packaging sweet corn. Tuesday Al will celebrate his 89th birthday.