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Sun Prairie business collects sandals for overseas charity

First Choice Insurance Solutions, 1777 W. Main St., collected sandals to send to overseas to help Tanzanians prevent certain foot diseases. 

The Sun Prairie Star reported that FCIS's flip flop donation drive for Hope 2 Others yielded 600 pair of flip flops... Read More

Book’n It Run hits the pavement Aug. 2

The Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation is inviting people of all ages to show their support for literacy by participating in the 11th Annual Book’n It Run for Literacy, set for Aug. 2 at Sheehan Park... Read More

Sun Prairie hosts Sweet Corn Fest

The annual Sweet Corn Festival Aug. 14-17, 2014 at Angell Park, near the intersection of Highway 19 and Highway N, according to a press release.


Admission is $1.00 per person on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can enjoy free entertainment, children's activities and more. Children age six and under are free admission, and if you park on the grounds admission is included in the price, according to the report.


Over 100,000 people from around the Midwest attend the event which serves over 75 tons of sweet corn during the weekend.  Corn is not genetically altered.

Steamed sweet corn is available on Saturday and Sunday only from noon to 7 pm.


This event features a carnival-midway complete with rides and games, food booths, live bands, craft show, petting zoo, kiddie korner with large inflatables, family entertainment and much more.


Church invites kids to play games, make crafts Tuesdays

A Sun Prairie church will host a  month-long summer series for kids on Tuesdays.

THe Living Water Church, 3075 Prospect Drive in Sun Prairie, will host "Weird Animals" on four Tuesday evenings and a Saturday afternoon from July 29 until Aug. 23... Read More

Goodwill to hold donation drive July 20

Goodwill Industries of South Central Wisconsin will hold a third donation drive in Sun Prairie, at the future home of a Goodwill donation center and store. The drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3... Read More

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Families for Homes to be built in Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Madison

Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County purchased 29 family unit lots in Sun Prairie and will be building homes in both the Uplands and Vandenburg Heights neighborhoods over the next several years, according to a press release.   Habitat also recently purchased 24 lots in Fitchburg in the Renaissance in the Park neighborhood and three lots in Southwest Madison.

For individuals and families interested in building with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County starting in 2015, informational meetings will be held:

Car washes to benefit 'Sunshine' charity

Next week, multiple locations in Sun Prairie will host car washes to benefit the Sunshine Place, a non-profit organization that combines multiple social services in the city.

Washes will be open at four locations from 4-7 p.m.:

  • Former Sentry Foods store, 1052 W. Main
  • US Bank on the corner of Windsor Street and Thompson Road
  • United Methodist Conference Center on the corner of North Bird and Windsor streets
  • Bank of Sun Prairie on Wilburn Road, across from Dean Clinic

The Sound of Sun Prairie is hosting the events. The Sun Prairie Star reported that a donation of cash or check along with non-perishable food donation is the suggested payment for the wash... Read More