Walworth-Fontana area

Big Foot Wolves to host 18th annual Pig Roast

By Heather Ruenz SLN staff The Big Foot Wolves, a local youth football program for kids in grade school, will host its 18th annual Pig Roast fundraiser, 2 to 11 p.m., Saturday at Toynton Park in Walworth. Entertainment and a variety of games that will feature prizes for kids and […]

 
 

Summer night

Summer night

National Night Out, held Aug. 1 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, featured police, fire and rescue personnel and equipment from throughout the county. Town of Linn firefighters (top) give a Jaws of Life demonstration; Sharon firefighter Jake Barry (left) helps John Rambatt shoot water out of a fire […]

 
 

Shuckin’ and dancin’

Shuckin’ and dancin’

At the 56th Annual Walworth Fontana Rotary Corn & Bratwurst Fest, Aug. 5 at Heyer Park in Walworth, the corn shucking crew keeps up with the demand (top); later, kids dance to the band OTR (above.) For more information about the club, follow it on Facebook or email walworthfontanarotary@gmail.com. (Submitted photos)

 
 

Upcoming events…

Though summer is winding down, there are still opportunities to get out to community events in the area. Below are two upcoming events in the area: The Village of Sharon will host the Stateline Playboys at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, downtown at Veterans Memorial Park. Attendees should bring lawn […]

 
 

Historical Society to host lecture Thursday

The Walworth County Historical Society has been hosting programs this summer with its “Thursdays at Three” lecture series. The last lecture in the series, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m., will feature “Pull up a Chair… Let’s Take a Walk: Lake Geneva” with speaker Michael Rehberg at Heritage Hall, Elkhorn. Rehberg […]

 
 

Toe-tapping time

Toe-tapping time

Earlier this season, The Matthew Wundrow Band add ambience to the Sharon Farmers Market from the front porch of Toynton Funeral Home. The market is held the first and third Friday of each month with the next event set for Aug. 18. For more information call (262) 581-3191. (Heather Ruenz […]

 
 

Lyric Opera celebrates My Fair Lady with students

The Lake Geneva Chapter Lyric Opera of Chicago sponsored 134 area seventh grade students in a recent trip to Chicago and the opportunity to see My Fair Lady. “As many students boarded the train at Harvard and Woodstock for the trip into the city, changing landscapes and exposure to new […]

 
 

Dementia conference at Chapel Aug. 11

The Alzheimer’s Association, in conjunction with Memory, Mind & Motion LLC, will present the 7th annual Walworth County Dementia Conference on Friday, August 11 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Chapel on the Hill, Highway 50 outside Lake Geneva. The conference will feature several keynote addresses including, “From Diagnosis to […]

 
 

Boilin’ and fryin’

Boilin’ and fryin’

At the Big Foot Lions Club’s Lobster Boil and Steak Fry, July 29 at Reid Park in Fontana, Bob Madden (on left), from Fontana, and Swany, from Williams Bay, keep the lobster frenzy going. The event also featured bounce houses, kids activities and a beer tent. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Second antique, garden market planned

Second antique, garden market planned

Forget-Me-Not Flower Market owners look for event to grow By Heather Ruenz SLN staff The first antique and garden market, held in mid-June, was so successful organizers Stephanie Atwell and Amy Hurwitz – who own Forget-Me-Not Flower Market – are planning a second one for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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