Friday was a glorious day for a parade|
Boys, Girls fund-raiser draws a colorful crowd
|A glorious, unseasonably warm afternoon, coupled with clever floats based on the Home for the Holidays theme and plenty of alumni combined for an outstanding homecoming celebration in Antigo Friday.|
And the Red Robins did not disappoint either, defeating the Medford raiders in a hard-fought contest, 7-0 on the gridiron.
Morgan Hotchkiss and Thomas Kendall reigned as queen and king over the festivities, announced at a Friday afternoon pep rally and riding in an antique Buick convertible.
They were joined by Jericho Kelly and Hannah Zenkovich, first attendants; Matthew Winter and Meghan Bussiere, second attendants; Bradley Westen and Emma Nicholson, third attendants; and Adam Schmidt and Beth Lee, fourth attendants.
Winning the float competition was the seniors with a clever Ringing in the Victory, a play on the New Years Eve. They also suggested they were counting down the seconds to graduation.
The freshmen took second with Frosted Toasted Raiders, a play on Lucky Charms breakfast cereal and St. Patricks Day while third went to the juniors, who used Independence Day and suggested the Robins would knock the Raiders from end zone to
Queen Morgan Hotchkiss and King Thomas Kendall on the parade route on Friday.
Morgan Hotchkiss is homecoming queen
|Autumn leaves werent the only colorful scene along the city of Antigos boardwalk Saturday.|
The Boys & Girls Club of Langlade County held its annual Bright Futures 5K Color Run/Walk and one mile youth run, drawing 158 participants to the Langlade County fairgrounds and the route along the city trail system.
Walkers and runners were doused with color at the finish line, and enjoyed treats and Zumba exercise. The event was timed this year, allowing for a variety of prizes.
Everything went well and it was a beautiful morning, Angel Zimmerman, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club, said. Overall it was good event.
Honors for most colorful team went to a lively group of trolls, Greta Parsons, Kristi Parsons, Kami Price, Shelly Gertz and Joanna Hilger.
In the mens division, first place honors went to Javier Hernandez with a time of 20:10. Second went to Mitch Meyer, 22:12, and third to Josh Zalewski, 2:42.
Among females, Hayley Thom was the winner at 23:58. Second honors went to Amy Dahms, 24:40; and third, Hannah Thom, 26:33.
In the youth fun run, tops among the girls was Kenzie Wissbroecker, 7:22. Ashton Bra
A cloud of color flew at the finish line Saturday.
Journal launches its annual holiday recipe section, invitation issued
|Morgan Hotchkiss and Thomas Kendall are reigning as queen and king of Antigo High School homecoming festivities today.|
The two were selected as top royalty in balloting done by students. Results were announced at the homecoming pep rally this afternoon.
Joining them on the court are Jericho Kelly and Hannah Zenkovich, first attendants; Matthew Winter and Meghan Bussiere, second attendants; Bradley Westen and Emma Nicholson, third attendants; and Adam Schmidt and Beth Lee, fourth attendants.
The royalty will be featured in the homecoming parade through downtown at 4 p.m.
The route will begin at St. John Catholic Church and proceed down Fifth Avenue, disbanding in the West Elementary School lot.
It will be led by Eric Roller driving an Antigo squad car, with Jack Strasser in his usual place of honor in the passenger seat.
The Antigo Middle School and high school marching bands will bookend the parade. In between will be the class floats, along with entries from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County focusing on Antigo Pride; dance/cheer team; Antigo Area Youth Hockey Association; Kelsey Honzik with Mickey Mouse; Eli Kassler/cancer a
Antigo High School students wore maroon and white or homecoming tee shirts for Spirit Day today. In the inset is queen Morgan Hotchkiss, announced at this afternoons pep rally.
Bright Futures run and walk held on Saturday
|On the last day of summer, and a warm and sunny one at that, the Antigo Daily Journal is launching its annual — and very popular — holiday recipes campaign.|
Recipies will be collected, checked and then published in the newspaper on Nov. 8.
After checking to determine the hottest kitchen appliance of the year, the Journal selected a six-quart NuWave Brio Digital Air Fryer as a participant prize. All of those sending recipes are eligible for a drawing for the fryer.
It is a unit that combines hot air with high-speed air circulation, and in the process perfectly cooks all of your favorite fried foods quickly and efficiently.
The editor of the section is asking those interested in participating to enter one, two or three favorite holiday recipes. The rules state that the recipes should be printed or typed on a sheet of paper that also includes name, complete address, phone number and the name of the recipe category.
The recipes will be received at the newspaper office, 612 Superior St., Antigo, WI 54409 until 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 or by e-mail at adj@dwave. net.
The fryer has become an attractive piece in the kitchen for producing everything
It will be a morning filled with colorful fun at the annual Bright Futures 5K Run/Walk.
The event, along with a one mile youth run for ages 10 and under, will take place Saturday, starting and ending at the Langlade County Fairgrounds. The one mile event will start at 8:30 p.m. with the 5K kicking off at 9 a.m.
The course will follow paved streets and a portion of the Springbrook Trail and is mainly flat with a slight elevation. Mile markers and water stations will be available along the route. Both races will be timed.
New this year will be a contest for the most colorful team, medals for the top three male and female finishers for each race, and the Edward Jones Kids Zone.
After the race there will be an awards ceremony, with fruit, water and milk available along with coffee and treats from Sweet Thyme. There will also be a Zumba cook-down and color splash.
Registration and packet pick-up is slated for Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose building at the fairgrounds. There will also be packet pickup and late registration on Saturday starting at 7:30 p.m.
Entry fee for the one-mile fun run is $15. The 5K entry is $30 pe