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Village Pound Picnic, Car Show Big Success

Pound--The 10th Annual Village Of Pound Fireman's Picnic held on June 28th-29th was a huge success. The Lena Garden Tractor pulls started off the weekend on Friday night at 7pm when modified garden tractors showed what these machines can do.

The events on Saturday started with the Annual Classic Car Show hosted by Timeless Restorations & Collision of Pound. Entries ranged from old to new with some sharp classics. There were also farm and modified tractors pulling their way down the track, followed by 4 x 4 trucks and semi class pullers demonstrating their power. Bucket raffle prizes were donated by area businesses, were tools, gift certificates, lawnchair, honey and maple syrup, gas cards and more.

Prize winners were Katie's Sub Shop, Colleen Risner, Scott Fuelle, Dawn Emmrich, Cindy Bickel, Tony Zepka, Ron and Cheryl Buechler, Jeff Bickel, Betty Frye, Nancy Gross, McKenzie Stoll, Debbie VanDesWeyer, C.Fendryk, and Cathy Kucan.

A special bucket for a half a hog was won by Donna Zepka. Tiered money raffle drawing winners were $1000-Debbie Heil, $750-Cindy LaBarge, $500-Richard Arndt, $250-Nick Buege and Steve Frievalt, $200-Jesse Hietpas and Andrew Metzler, $150-Barb Champagne, Willard Carlton and Ron Yoder, $100-Ethan Barlament, Greyson Gross and Lori Dura, $50-Greyson Gross and Joe LaCrosse.

The evening continued with music by Special Moments DJ bringing the crowd to their feet dancing up a storm. Concluding the evening was the best fireworks show in Wisconsin with attendance of over 10,000. Specialty Fireworks, Kris Platt and crew were in charge. The half hour fireworks show lit up the skies and could be seen for miles. People from all over Wisconsin who were in attendance said they were amazed by what they saw in the sky over the small Village of Pound. Kucan of Milwaukee said, “This is the best fireworks show I've ever seen.” The president of Anchor Bank from down south, brought about a dozen friends who said, “we just came back from Disney and this show was better than that.”

But the best comment was from a Green Bay Packer fan that said “when I was leaving the park there were so many people, I felt like I was leaving a Packer game.” A special thank you to everyone who helped, gave support, and participated in making this picnic a huge success.


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