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Sun Prairie Business To Raise Money For CAC's Community Gardens

Sun Prairie Business To Raise Money For CAC's Community Gardens

Schönheit Gardens Nursery and Garden Center in Sun Prairie will be donating 10 percent of its sales on Saturday June 4 to Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin.

The donation will support the CAC's popular community gardens program. Also on that Saturday, customers bringing in at least three non-perishable food items can receive a free 4 inch annual.

While customers are encouraged to bring in more items, there will be a limit of one free annual per customer.

Schönheit Gardens Nursery and Garden Center  is located at 3577 Bailey Road. 

In the last ten years the number of community gardens, acres used for community gardens, and the number of gardeners using community plots have more than doubled in Dane County.

All food collected will be donated to Dane County food pantries through CAC.

Schönheit Gardens is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.

Trade Center Steel To Be Part Of Local 9/11 Tribute

Trade Center Steel To Be Part Of Local 9/11 Tribute

The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department received a 302-pound piece of history on Tuesday that will be used to help area residents remember and pay tribute to those who died in the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The piece of steel was recovered from the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. Pieces of steel like the one Sun Prairie received have been distributed through the September 11 Families Association

"We get a lot of tours at the fire station and this will be something we can bring kids down and show them, teach the next generation about what it meant and the ramifications of that day," volunteer firefighter and city dispatcher Garrett Voss said.

Voss said he received an email about the group more than two years ago.

Learn A Life-Saving Technique In Just 15 Minutes

Learn A Life-Saving Technique In Just 15 Minutes

WISC-TV, Channel 3000.com and St. Mary's Hospital are partnering together to host a communitywide project called Hands on Hearts.

The goal of the project is to train as many people as possible in compression-only CPR. The life-saving skill can be learned in 15 minutes.

"We're investing in making our community a safer, healthier and better place to live.  This program has been proven to save lives and we're so honored to be part of it," said Colin Benedict, WISC-TV's news director.

COCPR is a hands-only technique to help those in sudden cardiac arrest.

Relay For Life Bowling Benefit Set For Saturday

Relay For Life Bowling Benefit Set For Saturday

Prairie Lanes bowling alley in Sun Prairie is hosting a Relay for Life Fundraiser Saturday, May 14th.

Registration begins at 1 p.m. and bowling begins at 2 p.m. 

There will be prizes for strikes, as well as raffles, a silent auction and door prizes.

The money raised will go toward a cure for cancer.  

The cost is $15.

Cinco De Meow Reason To Celebrate At DCHs

Cinco De Meow Reason To Celebrate At DCHs

The felines at Dane County Humane Society are getting into the fiesta spirit.

Customers are invited to celebrate Cinco de Meow. 

All cats six months and older are only $5. That's almost 85 percent off of the normal adoption fees. 

Remember, adoption fees help cover only a portion of the costs DCHS incurs with all cat spaying or neutering surgeries, microchipping, heartworm and flea protection, distemper and rabies vaccines and much more.

The sale is valid at the main shelter at 5132 Voges Road, the Adoption Center West at 7475 Mineral Point Road or at any Mounds Satellite Adoption Center in Fitchburg, Middleton or Sun Prairie.

Sun Prairie Man's Dream Turns Into Fundraiser

Sun Prairie Man's Dream Turns Into Fundraiser

Bicycling enthusiast, Jamie Dressel, 39, of Sun Prairie, dreamed of completing the cross-country trek known as the Southern Tier Bicycle Route.

After almost 20 years of work, Dressel's employer closed it's doors and he was out of a job. But instead of getting down, Dressel decided to map his route and in the process help others.

Dressel reached out to the local March of Dimes chapter to discover how his planned journey could work to bring awareness to the organization’s mission -- and change the future for families across the nation.

Dressel’s 3,092.5 mile trek will begin Sunday, April 17 in St. Augustine, Florida. He will travel through Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona with a final destination of San Diego, California.

Madison, Dane County Dog Parks To Host Spring Cleanup Day

The annual volunteer spring cleanup will be held on Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m. to noon at local dog exercise parks in Madison and the surrounding communities.

"Madison Parks is pleased to partner with Dane County Parks in hosting the spring cleanup event," said Parks Superintendant Kevin Briski. "This year we are excited to have two new off-leash dog parks at Demetral Park and McCormick Greenspace. The opening of these dog parks was the culmination of Madison Parks and our park patrons coming together to find a solution for more off-leash areas."

Volunteers are asked to bring a scooper to the park where they will be met by a team leader with garbage bags. Those interested in serving as team leaders for the cleanup should contact Dog Park Cleanup Coordinator Pete Blawat at 608-516-8057.

Participating parks include: