Badgerland car show set for Sunday|
Craft beer, brick oven pizza are the draws to Humane Society event Saturday
|It will be a very full weekend for riders and collectors of everything from vintage Packards to the newest Harley Davidsons.|
Action kicks off Saturday with the Rods and Hogs Poker run headquartered at Rick's 45 Roadhouse. The ride runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and covers 80 to 100 miles. There are door prizes and 100 percent payback. Bring three canned goods for the food pantry and receive a bonus card.
On Badgerland Classics & Customs will present its 33rd annual car show and swap meet.
Events run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration until noon. There will be best of show, memorial trophies and special trophies for stock and modified GM, Ford Mopar and Orphan.
Awards are also slated for stock and custom motorcycles.
The Northwoods Tractor club will have antique tractors on display and a craft fair will be held outdoors during the show.
There's a special attraction as well. Thrivent Financial will be selling raffle tickets, with proceeds to the Never Forgotten Honor Fight, on a true â€śsurvivor, a 1948 Plymouth Deluxe that has been restored after being rescued from a rock pile in a farmer's back field.
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READY FOR THE SHOWâ€The vehicles are shined and ready for the Badgerland car show Sunday in Peaceful Valley Park. At left is Larry Newman with his 1954 Packard, which he purchased from Dan Shimek, who had received it for 50 years of service to Parsons of Antigo. In the middle is Barbara Keen with her late husband Jerry's 1991 Chevy work truck, which he purchased shortly before his death. Jerry was a founding member of Badgerland and Barbara uses the truck, with 1,600 miles, only for shows. At right is Irene Boettcher with her late husband Dick's 1969 Chevy truck.
Sts. James, Stanislaus mark anniversary Sunday
|Enjoy craft beer or cocktail, munch brick oven pizzas, wander gardens filled with flowers, and take a chance on a trip to a vacation hot spot at the fourth annual Petals for Paws Saturday.|
The event, a fund-raiser for the Langlade County Humane Society, will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bula's Barn, part of the River Ridge Flower Farm at W11915 Highland Road, near Riverview Golf Course.
The event mixes a relaxing afternoon in the gardens and the restored Bula Barn, filled with antiques and treasures, with an opportunity at some big prizes.
The largest is a chance to win a seven-day stay at a two bedroom, two bath timeshare anywhere RCI resorts has a location.
The trip, valued at $2,500, includes a wide choice of locations, ranging from Cape Cod and Hilton Head to Hawaii, Puerto Vallarta or Vancouver.
Other prizes and raffle items include a pie a month for 12 months, concrete lawn ornaments, metal yard art, scratch off lotto basket and many other baskets and gifts.
The brick oven will be fired up making pizzas and beer and cocktails will be served.
Admission is $10 and includes drink ticket.
Gathered around the brick pizza oven at Bula's Barn are Langlade County Humane Society volunteers Ann Savigian, Bob Zoretich, Terrie Colby and Deana Jensen.
Open house set at local garden
|Sts. James and Stanislaus Catholic Parish, deeply rooted in the original Polish heritage of eastern Langlade County, are celebrating a centuryâ€and moreâ€ of love, faith and community.|
Mass will be celebrated Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at St. James in White Lake and 10 a.m. at St. Stanislaus in Langlade. Celebrant will be Rev. Zach Weber.
A luncheon, open house and fellowship will follow at the White Lake Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The menu will include ham, meatballs, sausage and sauerkraut rolls and beverages along with a variety of potluck side dishes and a celebration cake. Â
There will also be a memory table with photos and stories. All past and present parishioners, friends and community members are invited.
While much of the joint congregation's activities have shifted to St. James in White Lake, the older of the churches is actually St. Stanislaus in Langlade. It dates to 1888, when a Polish settlement was formed in Langlade.
In those days residents had to travel to St. John Catholic Church in Antigo for church or to get babies baptized and relied on visiting priests to come out on rare occasions for Mass. On May 7, 1901 13
CENTENNIALâ€From the top down are exterior and interior views of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Langlade and the exterior and interior of St. James Catholic Church in White Lake.
Relay for Life again a celebration
|An open house will be held Wednesday at the All-American Selection Display Garden located in the Community Garden behind the United Methodist Church.|
It will run from 4 to 6 p.m.
The garden featuresÂ new flower and vegetable varieties that have been trialed at AAS Trial Grounds and selected by their team of professional horticulturists to be promising new varieties based on their superior garden performance.Â
Volunteer Master Gardeners from Langlade County will be on hand to answer any questions visitors may have about the garden and the promising new vegetable and flower varieties.
The test plots at the Antigo Community Garden will be the focus of an open house Wednesday.
|The 2018 Relay for Life, a poignant and fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society, brought over 230 participants and 50-plus registered survivors to the Heinzen Pavilion and Peaceful Valley Park on Saturday.|
With a theme of â€śGive Cancer the Boot,â€ť participants enjoyed live music, an outdoor movie, cornhole tournament, a Dude Looks Like a Cowgirl contest, and photo opps on CURE the Bull.
The opening ceremony and survivors lap was led by Julie Langseth, this year's honorary survivor.
Langseth, an Antigo school district instructor and coach, shared her very personal story of battling cancer through several surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy since her diagnosis in May, 2015.
It was a tough fight, with Langseth first dealing with colon cancer and then ovarian cancer, while her mother underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer.
â€śMy family was stressed but they rallied and so did my friends and this community,â€ť she said. â€śThe support that my family received by our friends and this community has been tremendous,â€ť Langseth said. â€śI am not sure how we would have gotten through these tough times without it and for that I am forever
Julie Langseth, honorary survivor, clips the ribbon to open the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Saturday afternoon.