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Royal Oaks kids donate 60 care packages for troops

Royal Oaks kids donate 60 care packages for troops

In a ceremony Friday morning, third graders at Royal Oaks Elementary School donated care packages for U.S. troops serving overseas to a group of volunteer military supporters. Nearly 60 third graders contributed to the project, and along with a local company’s volunteer crew, they were able to create 60 care packages for soldiers.

Royal Oaks Principal James Ackley said the care package project taught kids to express gratitude to the troops overseas for the sacrifices they make as U.S. soldiers.

“I am very proud of our third graders for enthusiastically stepping forward and embracing this project to help our troops serving so far away from their families,” Ackley said in a news release.

Beer and wine event benefits local non-profit organization

Beer and wine event benefits local non-profit organization

A beer and wine tasting event will benefit the Colonial Club.

The second annual event, called the ColoniALE Fest, will be held on Nov. 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 301 Blankenheim Lane.

"We anticipate having 26 breweries and two different beer selections from each brewery,"said Bob Power, Colonial Club's Executive Director.  An additional 14 wine samples, food for purchase and raffles will be available, said a press release.

Tickets are available online here, by calling the Colonial Club at 837-4611, or in person at Fuzzy’s Liquors and at Cannery Wine & Spirits.  Tickets cost $25.

The Colonial Club is a non-profit senior center serving older adults and their families in Dane County, said a press release.

Fire Department hosts open house

Fire Department hosts open house


The Sun Prairie Volunteer Fire Department will host an open house Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Located at 135 N. Bristol St., the open house features a free pancake breakfast, fire truck rides, ladder rides, fire hose bowling, a bouncy house, vehicle extrication demonstrations, a live fire sprinkler demonstration, a visit with Smokey the Bear and more.

Representatives from the Sun Prairie Police and EMS, Sun Prairie Utilities, Dane County Sheriff, Truax Airport Fire, Wisconsin State Patrol and Sun Prairie Emergency Center will also attend.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Sun Prairie Food Pantry.

Domino's Pizza promotes fire safety


Sun Prairie residents ordering pizza Friday might be in for a surprise.

Sun Prairie Dominos' Pizza and the National Fire Protection Association are teaming up with the Sun Prairie Fire Department to promote fire prevention.

Residents who order Domino's pizza between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. could be randomly selected to have their pizza delivered by fire engine.  If all of the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is free, said a press release.  If the smoke alarms are not working, the firefighters will replace the batteries.  Domino's will also give these customers a coupon for a free medium one-topping handmade pan pizza.

Pocan visits local businesses


Two government officials will meet with local small business owners Thursday.

State Representative Mark Pocan and State Representative Gary Hebl will visit Sun Prairie and Cottage Grove in an effort to understand the needs of these communities, said a press release.

Pocan will begin at Buck & Honey's, a Sun Prairie restaurant, at 1:30 p.m.  He will visit other businesses in the area before travelling to Ace Hardware in Cottage Grove at 3 p.m.

Pocan, a Democratic nominee for U.S. Congress in Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District, is also a small business owner.

Tails on Trails welcomes local dogs


The Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin will celebrate their 11th annual Tails on Trails this Saturday.

All dog breeds are welcome to attend the event, which will be held at the Token Creek County Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include a walk through the part, visits with dog-related groups and vendors, lunch and raffles.  Proceeds will go to help surrendered and abandoned Golden Retrievers in Wisconsin.

For more information visit www.grrow.org.

Norwegian specialty food sale benefits food pantry


A local Lutheran church will sell Norwegian specialty food Saturday to benefit the Sun Prairie Food Pantry.

Bristol Lutheran Church's sale will go from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The church is located at 6835 Hwy. N.  Only cash and check are accepted and the event is handicap accessible.

Foods sold at the event will include lefse, fattigmand, krumkake, pecan tassies, rosettes, sandbakkles, julekake, mandelkake, rømmegrøt and søt suppe.

The East Dane County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will supplement 50 cents for each dollar up to $1,000 earned for the Food Pantry.