It's the most wonderful time of the year for a lot of us, but there are some children in our area that may not have a present to open this holiday season. That's where you can help by donating to the La Crosse Jaycees Toys for Tots!
You can drop of new, unwrapped toys at our studios, 201 State Street, from 8a-5p or at almost 100 area locations. Find the full list HERE
There will also be a Toy Drive on Friday, November 16 at the La Crosse Center from 6a-6p.
Sign up to volunteer for that drive or pick up, sorting, and delivery HERE
Tomorrow's the big day! We're not here to tell you who to vote for, but we definitely want to incourage you to vote. Not sure where your polling place is? Need info on what you need if you're not registered? You can even check
If you have questions about tomorrow's General Election in Wisconsin head to MY VOTE WI
Info on voting in Minnesota can be found HERE
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 2018
Zach Slevin is a junior at Logan High School and is involved in many activities while also excelling academically. Zach is a honor roll student and also participates in cross country, swimming and track and field. Zach recently won the MVC boys cross country championship race and followed that victory up with an individual WIAA Sectional Championship. He is leader on the Logan boys CC team which finished 2nd at sectionals and earned their 2nd straight trip to state. Congratulations Zach on being a great role model and exemplifying what it means to be a student athlete!
Pepsi of La Crosse wants to get you in the game! Head to the Gillette Pepsi-Cola Companies La Crosse Facebook page before November 9th to find out how to win a pair of tickets to the Badgers-Gophers game on Saturday, November 24!
While you're at it, give their page a like for some awesome prizes in the future.
The Badgers-Gophers prize package includes: a pair of end zone section tickets to the November 24 game at Camp Randall. You'll receive luxury motor coach transportation from the Valley View parking lot in Onalaska (near Texas Roadhouse) 4.5 hours before the scheduled game time and a $10 concession voucher.
Thanks to Mary Cate Cichock and Lucas Wesling for stopping in this morning to chat about their show, Pixies, Kings and Magical Things! Performances begin this Saturday, November 3, 2018, and continue through Sunday, November 11, 2018.
Shows are Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. in the Veterans Studio Theatre at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts.
Narrator Hans Christian Andersen steps in to perform three of his classic tales. The Swineherd tells the story of a vain princess and the lesson she learns from a clever boy. In The Pixie and the Grocer, a pixie learns the balance of art and appetite. And the classic tale of vanity, The Emperor’s New Clothes, is given a fun twist as the emperor follows the foolish counseling of his ministers.
“Children and families alike will love this fun and whimsical telling of three of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular tales. Come experience the joy of live theatre as we create a magical and interactive experience that all ages will enjoy,” said LCT Producing Artistic Director, Grant Golson.
Pixies, Kings and Magical Things is directed by Stacy Bruemmer. This production also features costume design by Jennifer Burchell and lighting design by Erek Weis.
The performers are Stacy Bruemmer, Mary Cate Cichock, Dustin Luecke, and Lucas Wesling.
“I am excited to bring Pixies, Kings and Magical Things to the stage because H.C. Andersen is the original master storyteller! What better way to learn about kindness, sharing, and listening than with a story,” said Director, Stacy Bruemmer.
Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from the box office or online HERE. For questions or tickets, please call the box office at 608-784-9292 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
If you haven't heard, there's a way to make sure that kiddos with food allergies can participate in trick or treating. The TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT started a few years ago and it's pretty simple but a huge impact for the kids that need it. Their goal is to raise awareness of food allergies and promote inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season.
All you have to do to participate is put a #TEALpumpkin on your doorstep for trick or treating and hand out non-candy from a separate container. You can hand out all kinds of fun toys, games, and prizes like temporary tattoos, stickers, glow sticks and more. FARE has a whole list of ideas at their website.
There's a handful of houses in our area that are registered as participating. Click HERE for the map to add your house or check out other Teal Pumpkin locations
ROTARY iFEED IS THIS SATURDAY AT LOGAN HIGH 8a-noon!
Created in 2015, iFeed is a proclaimed holiday in La Crosse. iFeed is a one day event that brings the greater La Crosse community together to help alleviate hunger in the world and our own communities. The fourth annual event is organized by seven area high school Interact Clubs and their Rotarian advisors. Interact is the high school equivalent of Rotary that focuses on teaching servant leadership.
Involves packing 100,000 + dried meals in assembly line fashion. The past two years they have shipped these meals to Nicaragua.
Part 2: Includes the collecting of non-perishable food items in the weeks preceding iFeed. The collections are all brought to Logan High School November 3rd for the area's largest food-drive. The items will be counted, sorted, and transported to the Hunger Task Force to be distributed to area food banks.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2018
Dawson Gronemus is an 8th grader at West Salem Middle School where he is a WEB leader. He runs cross country in the fall and double sports in the spring with track and soccer. He is an alter boy at church, a senior patrol leader in his Boy Scout Troop, and has held several officer positions in his Bangor Township 4-H Club. Dawson is very diligent with balancing his extra curricular activities and his school work. He works hard to maintain high honor roll each trimester. Not only is Dawson a quiet leader, but he's kind. That's one of the most important things in life!
The Titanic II is happening and her maiden voyage is going to sail the same route as it's namesake... you know, the one that SANK over 100 years ago?! I'm thinking some people would be pretty hesitant to hop on that trip, but it sure sounds fancy!
Learn more about the Titanic II HERE!