Around the Bend: Updates & Tidbits by Judy Steffes

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-Boltonville Fire Department Open House is Monday, Oct. 10 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. There will be tours, demonstrations and a scavenger hunt.

-Jackson Fire Department Open House is Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. There will be an auto extrication demonstration, guests can try on firefighter gear and children can put out a mock house fire.

-The Allenton and St. Lawrence Fire Department Fire Prevention Open House and Pancake Breakfast is Sunday, Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. – noon.

-The West Bend Fire Department presented a Community Service Award to Peter Schemenaur for his brave action at a fire scene in April. Authorities said Schemenaur came home and within about five minutes he saw smoke coming from an area in the garage. He moved the vehicle to prevent the neighboring apartment complex from catching fire.


-There will be homemade pies galore at the Harvest Moon Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29 in Barton. Enter your pie today and come for the music, food, dancing and fun!  Pie drop off is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Judging at 6:30 p.m.


-The 4th annual Downtown Dash 5k run/walk through historic Downtown West Bend is Sunday, Oct. 16. Professionally chip-timed run and a Bloody Mary bar at the finish for participants 21 years old and over. Register a team of 4 online before Oct. 10 and 1 person’s entry is free.


-A ceremony to recognize all Veterans will be held Monday, Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. at Green Tree Elementary School in West Bend. Anyone who needs a ride can call Mayor Sadownikow’s office at 262-335-5123. There will be refreshments to follow. The event is put on by Common Sense Citizens of Washington County.


-This week Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School mourned the loss of former boys assistant soccer coach Barry Washburn, who lost his fight with ataxia on Wednesday. Ataxia is a disease which slowly shuts down brain function, ultimately leading to death. Funeral for Washburn is Sunday, Oct. 9 at 4:04 p.m. at David’s Star Ev. Lutheran Church, 2740 David’s Star Drive, Jackson. Visitation at church, Sunday from 1:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.


-The Diva – West Bend Specialty Shops is hosting Harvest Around the Bend on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the downtown shopping district. There will be seasonal specials and a free pumpkin decorating for kids from noon – 3 p.m. at All in Books,

-The UW-Washington County volleyball team joined Holy Angles Girl Scouts on a community service project as Scouts worked on a volleyball sports patch.


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