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Local Church Hosts Local Vendor Fair

Local Church Hosts Local Vendor Fair

Good Shepard Episcopal Church in Sun Prairie will host Elves Night In Vendor Fair on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The church is located at the corner of Highway 19 and C.

Organizers said avoid the mall and find that perfect gift from a variety of vendors all under one roof.

Each vendor will highlight gift ideas to make shopping easy and affordable and it's all in a relaxed holiday shopping environment.

A silent auction will benefit the American Family Children’s Hospital Family Meal Program.

The Vendor List includes business such as PartyLite Candles, Tupperware, Miche Bags, Norwex, Discovery Toys, Cookie Lee, Wild Tree, Mary Kay, Lia Sophia, Pampered Chef, Cookie Lee and The Felted Soap Lady.

WatchDOGS Program Kicks Off At Royal Oaks

WatchDOGS Program Kicks Off At Royal Oaks

More than 100 fathers turned out last week at Royal Oaks Elementary for Donuts with Dad, the kick-off event for the school's new WATCH  D.O.G.S. program that asks fathers and father figures to spend one full day in the school each year to help out. The students will be one more positive male role model for students. 

The fathers, grandfathers and father-figures at the event nearly filled the calendar with each offering to spend at least one day at the school from January through the end of the school year.

To read more about the kick-off and see photos from the event, visit the district website at www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/schools/royaloaks.

Dane Co. Exec Urges Buying Local On Black Friday

Dane Co. Exec Urges Buying Local On Black Friday

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is urging the public to buy local on Black Friday to help support local businesses in the area and return valuable dollars to the county's economy. 

Leaders and retailers from Dane Buy Local, a coalition that advocates for thinking local first, joined Parisi at the event Tuesday.

"Eighty-six percent of the county's businesses employ 10 or fewer people," Parisi said.  "By buying local on Black Friday, and throughout the year, we can support these working families, create and retain jobs in the area, and make a real positive impact on our local economy."

DCHS Sees Abundance Of Cats, Cuts Adoption Rates

DCHS Sees Abundance Of Cats, Cuts Adoption Rates

The Dane County Humane Society is overflowing with cats, including kittens, and shelter officials said they need help now.

There are currently hundreds of cats being cared for by DCHS that are available for adoption now or will be available very soon. 

Recently, DCHS has been contacted to help individuals in need and shelter staff and volunteers are anticipating a large number of cats in the coming weeks.

"We are already very full, but we want to be able to help all of the incoming cats that need us, too," said Gayle Viney, Public Relations Coordinator for DCHS.

Due to this situation, adoption fees have been dramatically reduced to help these furry felines find the perfect families as soon as possible.

Reduced cat adoption fees will be $20, down from $125 from Thursday, Nov. 17 through Nov. 22.

High School Pink Out Raises $8,000 For Susan G. Komen Madison

High School Pink Out Raises $8,000 For Susan G. Komen Madison

Sun Prairie's annual Pink Out fundraiser broke records for the Susan G. Komen organization as the largest donation made by a high school in the past 14 years.

Megan Patterson, a high school junior, was the organizer and energy behind this year's fundraiser

Congratulations to Megan and Sun Prairie High School for the outstanding effort for such an important cause! 

To see more photos from the Pink Out, please visit the district website at http://www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us/pink_out_11.cfm#d203141

Verona Football Team Beats Sun Prairie 24-21

 

In Division 1 WIAA football, the Verona Wildcats held on to beat Sun Prairie 24-21 on Saturday. The Wildcats are now just one game away from going to the state tournament.