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Study says more growth in Sun Prairie

With subdivisions growing and business sprouting in Sun Prairie, it’s no surprise the school district’s enrollment is projected to increase by more than 200 students next year... Read More

Sun Prairie NHS students ask ‘will it be you?’

As the holiday season rolled around, National Honor Society members were looking to see what they could do for the community... Read More

Holiday season to come alive in downtown Sun Prairie

Downtown Sun Prairie is welcoming visitors to their annual holiday events to celebrate the start of the holiday seasons.

On Friday at 5:15 p.m., the 99th annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Fire Truck Parade. The tree lighting took place at the Sun Prairie Historical Museum and the Parade made its way down the 100 and 200 blocks of E. Main St.

Activities to look forward to throughout the weekend include free horse drawn wagon rides and visits with Santa.

Carriage rides will take place on Nov. 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will leave from the front of the Sun Prairie Historical Library and Museum, 115 E. Main St. Kids can bring their wish list to Santa at the Crosse House, 133 W. Main St., on Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

VFW's free Thanksgiving meal in its 15th year

For its 15th year, the Sun Prairie VFW  will host a free Thanksgiving meal to include mashed potatoes, stuffing, ham, turkey, desserts and more. 

The VFW's annual event has grown since it began in 1999 feeding about 100 people. The organization plans to feed between 800 to 1,000 people at this year's feast, according to a Sun Prairie Star report. ... Read More

Fire truck parade ends with Santa lighting community holiday tree

The 99th annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony in Sun Prairie will feature a fire truck parade and horse drawn wagon rides, according to a release.

The festivities start at 5:15 p.m. on Friday with cookies and hot apple cider provided by the Sun Prairie Historical Museum, organizers said. Performances by Fusion Dance Studio, the Sun Prairie Community Band and the Sun Prairie Chorus will be on the main stage in front of the Sun Prairie Museum.

The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department’s Holiday Lights Fire Truck Parade starts at 5:45 p.m. and goes down Main Street. The parade ends with Santa lighting the community holiday tree.

Free horse drawn wagon rides will also be available Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rides leave from the front of the historical museum.

Four-year-old raises $1,800 for kids in hospital

Four-year-old raises $1,800 for kids in hospital

One little boy is going above and beyond to bring a little happiness to kids in the American Family Children's Hospital.

News 3 first brought you the story of 4-year-old Corbin Sullivan last month, when he raised more than $300 in two days on a "Go Fund Me" page. After spending some time at the American Family Children's Hospital, Corbin told his parents he wanted to deliver balloons to other children there. Now, a few weeks later, he has raised $1,795.

"I think I'm in shock still," mom Amanda Sullivan said. "I'm so thankful. What a way for the community to pull together and show Corbin that anything is possible, and you can go above and beyond."

Amanda says they received donations through the web page from across the state and the country, with money coming in from places as far away as Boston. With that money, Corbin bought more than 80 balloons and dozens of gifts and supplies on the hospital's wish list.

Sun Prairie to hold Halloween Spooktacular party

The Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its Halloween Spooktacular on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 1-5 p.m.

There will be trick-or-treating and a chance to win prizes!

Visit their website for more details on this fun event and don't forget to wear your costumes!