'Cans' voting starts Monday|
Big crowd of walkers, runners turns out for Boys, Girls event
|Voting opens on Monday in the third annual Thrivent “Cans” Hunger competition.|
The sculptures—many fantastical—have been created and the public is invited to view them starting next week at antigofoodpantry.com.
“Cans” Hunger is coordinated by the Pinnacle Team of Thrivent Financial and the Antigo Community Food Pantry and over the past two years has blossomed into the largest food drive in the community. This year it is extending to the Elcho area as well, with food contributed by businesses and organizations there earmarked for the Elcho Food Pantry located at United Church of Christ there.
The sculpture must be made completely of cans, with some boxed or bagged food also allowed, and should include an apple, the Antigo Community Food Pantry logo, hidden in a creative way. On-line viewing and voting will take place through Oct. 11.
Trophies will be awarded in four categories: “Antigo Heavyweight,” the largest creation by weight; and “Peoples Choice,” given to the structure that receives the most votes from the public.
The other two categories, “Most Creative” and “Best Collaboration” between various organizations will be decided by a pane
Aspirus Langlade Hospital employees with their Cans Hunger sculpture, which also promotes the upcoming weekend backpack food program.
Sunny skies welcome AHS homecoming
|It was a bright Saturday morning in Antigo thanks to the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County, and more than 250 of its friends.|
The organization was sponsoring its first annual Bright Futures 5K Color Run/Walk starting at the fairgrounds.
A spokesman for the club explained that the event drew more than 250 walking and running for a morning, mostly spent on Antigo’s trail system. They went from the fairgrounds to North Elementary School on Arctic Street and then joined the trail system, walking over the boardwalk to Second Avenue.
They advanced north on Langlade Road to Byrne Street and through what is known primarily as the “old dog pound.”
They joined up with the walking trail again, the school and back to the fairgrounds.
The Boys and Girls spokesman said the organization provided colored powder that could make a real mess, but washed away easily.
“Everyone had a great time,” he said. “We expect even more people to join the fun next year.”
Colored powder flew at the end of the walk/run on Saturday here.
Lexi Schroeder selected as homecoming queen
|The skies were sunny, the marching bands were brisk and the smiles were wide Friday as Antigo High School celebrated its 2015 homecoming.|
The parade through downtown drew an excellent crowd, who enjoyed the music offered by the Antigo High School and Middle School marching bands, the floats and the court.
King and queen of the festivities were Jacob Rhode and Lexi Schroeder. Joining them on the court were Doug Benishek and Abigail Fleischman, first attendants; Hayden Groot and McKenzy Powell, second attendants; Devon Brisby and Kira Simonis, third attendants; and Sam Brettingen and Marisa Young, fourth attendants.
Leading the float competition were the juniors with a “Robins Return to Victory,” playing off the road trip theme of the event.
The float featured some great artistic work along with music including the Eagles “Life in the Fast Lane” and Rascal Flatts with “Life Is A Highway.”
The seniors got second with a redesigned VW Bus—the best traveling vehicle ever according to some—followed by sophomores and freshmen.
Among alumni, the class of 1990 was out in full force, having a grand time throwing candy to the crowd.
Antigo High School homecoming king Jacob Rhode and Queen Lexi Schroeder were all smiles along the sunny parade route Friday.
Antigo to celebrate Oktoberfest Saturday
|Lexi Schroeder and Jacob Rhode are reigning as queen and king over Antigo High School homecoming festivities this afternoon and evening.|
The court was announced at a spirit-filled afternoon pep rally, capping a week of games and dress-up days.
Joining them on the court are Doug Benishek and Abigail Fleischman, first attendants; Hayden Groot and McKenzy Powell, second attendants; Devon Brisby and Kira Simonis, third attendants; and Sam Brettingen and Marisa Young, fourth attendants.
The king, queen and court will be introduced to the public at the homecoming parade, slated for 4 p.m. The route begins in the St. John Church parking lot and proceeds through downtown along Fifth Avenue, disbanding at west Elementary School.
In addition to the court, it will include the high school and Middle School marching band, class floats and more.
The Antigo Red Robins will take on the Lakeland Thunderbirds in a 7 p.m. grid contest.
Activities conclude with a student dance in the high school commons from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Ben-Jamin DJ Service. Tickets are $6 at the door.
Lexi Schroeder was crowned Antigo High School homecoming queen this afternoon.
|German beer, food and music will combine with some great early fall weather for Antigo’s ninth annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday.|
The event, hosted by the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce, is slated from 4 to 9 p.m. in the multi-purpose building at the Langlade County Fairgrounds.
Enjoy Oktoberfest beer tasting in the biergarten and be sure and take home a souvenir mug. There will be German food along with contests for best costume and beer stein hoist.
The Clete Bellin Orchestra will perform from 6 to 9 p.m.
The forecast is promising ideal fall conditions for the event, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s.
The Clete Bellin Orchestra will perform for Antigo’s Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday.
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