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40th Silver Cliff Fire and Rescue, Auxiliary Parade, Picnic Aug. 12th
The Silver Cliff Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will host its 40th annual parade and fund raising picnic on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Silver Cliff Memorial Picnic grounds located 25 miles northwest of Crivitz at County C and County I, formerly Parkway Road North. This year's goal is $20,000 for the 40th anniversary.
The parade will begin at 10 AM on County C and Boat Landing 11 Road at the Silver Cliff Campground. Line up is at 9 AM. Area Fire and Rescue Squad units, floats, 4-wheelers, antique vehicles, muscle cars, musicians, area businesses etc. are invited to participate. Trophies will be awarded to the best entries. Anyone interested in participating in the parade, contact Paul Parley, at 715-757. Parade Grand Marshals are Bill and Sherry Woger.
The picnic is scheduled from 11 AM to 5 PM. A drawing for an all cash raffle will be held at 5 PM. Winners need not be present. Tickets can be purchased from area businesses and Auxiliary members, as well at the park on the day of the picnic. The cash prizes are $1000, $600, $500, $400, $300 and $200.
The Food Booth will sell brats, hamburgers, Italian sausage, hot dogs, French fries and corn on the cob, as well as soft drinks and water. Chicken booyah will be available. The Snack Shack will offer funnel cakes, ice cream and deep fried chocolate chip cookies..
There will be music all afternoon. Adult games will include paddle wheel, 50/50 raffle, bucket raffles and a horse shoe tournament. There will be a variety of children's games, as well as face painting and a sand box with hidden coins. The photo booth will be back. New this year are video games for adults and children and a bean bag tournament.
Betty's Country Store will feature home baked and canned goods, crafts, fresh produce and plants. Anyone interested in donating items can take them to the Country Store on the morning of the picnic. Shirts "N" Things will sell Silver Cliff shirts, sweatshirts, can coolers and vehicle decals.
There will be an information booth featuring printed information and brochures from picnic sponsors, as well as historical information and pictures of Auxiliary activities.
The Silver Cliff fire Department and Rescue Squad will have their trucks and equipment on display and Rescue Squad members will do blood pressure checks. The Fire Department and the Rescue Squad will feature a burning demonstration immediately following the parade.
Picnic proceeds provide financial support to the Silver Cliff Fire Department and Silver Cliff Rescue Squad, Scholarships are given annually to Silver Cliff High School seniors. Donations are made to area Food Pantries and community members with special needs.