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Fall festival features family fun

 

Sacred Hearts will hold their Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The event begins at 11 a.m.  Over 20 vendors will be selling their wares from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.  A bingo tent will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The festival will feature kids’ games and prizes as well as a bounce house and Doodlebug the Clown.  For adults, a farmer’s market, craft and raffle booths, food and beer will be available.

Food served includes brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, walking tacos, barbecue beef, hot beef and chicken sandwiches.  Sassy Cow Creamery will also provide ice cream, and root beer floats and hot apple pie sundaes will be sold.

Live entertainment will begin at 7:30 p.m. and feature Rachelle and the Red Hot Rattlers.  They group will perform contemporary country and some original music until 11:30 p.m.

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Backpacks and school supplies provided to Dane County children

Backpacks and school supplies provided to Dane County children

The first day of school will be a little brighter for some Madison families.

The annual Ready, Set, Go: Back to School event will take place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be hosted by The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, the Madison Metropolitan School District, Latino Chamber of Commerce, and the Latino Support Network.  It will take place at both Boys & Girls Club sites- Taft Street and the Allied Family Center, and Leopold Elementary School.

MMSD Superintendent Jane Belmore and Boys & Girls Club CEO, Michael Johnson will meet at the Allied Drive Boys & Girls Club to deliver backpacks to neighborhood families, said a press release.

“Thanks to Walgreens, Michaels, Shopko, Staples, the Fitchburg Police Department and many other community partners we are able to get our local kids off to school with a great start,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County.

Pizza festival coming to Sun Prairie

A new kind of festival is coming to Sun Prairie for pizza enthusiasts.

The Slice of Sun Prairie Pizza Competition and Festival will feature a head-to-head battle between ten local pizza restaurants.

Pizzerias will be judged on nine categories: best crust, best sauce, best cheese, best toppings, best use of Wisconsin ingredients, best non-traditional or specialty pizza, grand champion, people's choice, and kid's favorite.

Voting for the people's choice pizza will be on Facebook and on Twitter using hashtag #slicesp. Visitors to the Slice of Sun Prairie can also vote at the Frontier Communications tent.  Votes must include the vendor name and a description of the pizza slice.

Pizza restaurants participating in the competition are Domino's Pizza, Glass Nickel Pizza, Pizza Pit, Buck & Honey's, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, Day One Pizza, JB’s Italian Grille, Papa Murphy’s, Little Ceasar’s, and Pizza Hut.

Pizza festival coming to Sun Prairie

A new kind of festival is coming to Sun Prairie for pizza enthusiasts.

The Slice of Sun Prairie Pizza Competition and Festival will feature a head-to-head battle between ten local pizza restaurants.

Pizzerias will be judged on nine categories: best crust, best sauce, best cheese, best toppings, best use of Wisconsin ingredients, best non-traditional or specialty pizza, grand champion, people's choice, and kid's favorite.

Voting for the people's choice pizza will be on Facebook and on Twitter using hashtag #slicesp. Visitors to the Slice of Sun Prairie can also vote at the Frontier Communications tent.  Votes must include the vendor name and a description of the pizza slice.

Pizza restaurants participating in the competition are Domino's Pizza, Glass Nickel Pizza, Pizza Pit, Buck & Honey's, Salvatore’s Tomato Pies, Day One Pizza, JB’s Italian Grille, Papa Murphy’s, Little Ceasar’s, and Pizza Hut.

Boys & Girls Club teams up with MadisonScuba

Boys & Girls Club teams up with MadisonScuba

The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will be teaming up with MadisonScuba for the Discover Scuba Diving Program.

The program gives club members an opportunity to learn how to scbua dive. Certified instructors will teach children how to use scuba equipment and allow them to spend most of class in and under water.

“Boys & Girls Clubs is exciting to be partnering with MadisonScuba.  The kids in our community will get a once in a lifetime experience that they might not otherwise have.  We at BGCDC are committed to exposing our kids to enriching programs such as this.  We believe that through these encounters they will be better equipped to realize their full potential,” said Michael Johnson, CEO of BGCDC, in a statement.

The program starts Thursday at Sun Prairie High School. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. and then will be offered twice a month during July and August.

Local children to play in front of thousands at Lifest

Local children to play in front of thousands at Lifest

A group of aspiring musicians from the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will soon be playing on the main stage at one of the biggest summer musical festivals in the state.

The Black Star Drum Line has been asked to perform at Lifest, a Christian music festival in Oshkosh that attracts up to 80,000.  The group, led by Grammy nominee Joey B. Banks, will play on the Grand Stage on Saturday, July 14.

In addition to the band, 50 kids from the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County will also be attending several days of the festival.  The trip gives the kids a chance to leave the pressures of the city and enjoy a few days out at camp with their friends.

Last year a group of 60 kids attended Lifest, several of whom were homeless at the time.  Another 26 had to be turned away because there simply was not room for them.