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3:43 PM, Jan. 23, 2013  |  Comments
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Halloin plays for Obama's inauguration

De Pere native Anthony Halloin joined the United States Navy Band in performing at the parade for the inauguration of re-elected President Barack Obama on Monday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C.

Halloin, grandson of late Green Bay mayor Sam Halloin, was among nine sousaphone players in the band that led the third division of the parade.

Anthony Halloin, 33, has been a part of three presidential inaugural parades after joining the U.S. Navy Band in 2004. He is an accomplished tubist with a doctoral degree in music from University of Maryland.

Superbowl of Safety at Lambeau Atrium

Bellin Health and Safe Kids Greater Green Bay will host the 14th annual Superbowl of Safety family event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 26, at Lambeau Field Atrium, 1265 Lombardi Ave., Green Bay.

The educational event for children and parents/guardians focuses on relevant tips on a wide range of safety topics, including car seat, food, poison, sun and water safety, proper 9-1-1 dialing, fire and crime prevention.

Event highlights include safety booth demonstrations, high-energy training drills with former Green Bay Packers football player Ahman Green and participation in a game of Family Feud.

Admission and parking are free.

For more information about the event, go to www.bellin.org/superbowlofsafety.

Weininger at City Hall on Monday morning

State Rep. Chad Weininger will hold office hours for interested residents of the 4th Assembly District from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 28, in the Riverview Room at De Pere City Hall, 335 S. Broadway.

Weininger also will have office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Feb. 4, in Conference Room B at Ashwaubenon Village Hall, 2155 Holmgren Way, and the same times Friday, Feb. 15, in the boardroom at Allouez Village Hall, 1900 Libal St.

Residents of the 4th Assembly District who would like to schedule a private meeting during Weininger's office hours should call (888) 534-0004 or send email to Rep.Weininger@legis.wi.gov.

Alice in Dairyland deadline extended

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection extended the application deadline for the next Alice in Dairyland to Monday, Jan. 28.

Alice in Dairyland has been Wisconsin's official agricultural ambassador since 1948.

It is a paid full-time public relations job for one year. The person who is selected for the position will represent agriculture by connecting with consumers throughout the state.

Applicants must be female and at least 21 years old. Interested individuals need to demonstrate knowledge of Wisconsin agriculture and public-speaking ability. Applicants also should have experience, education or training in communications, marketing and public relations.

Qualified applicants will have a preliminary interview in February, and finalists will be announced in March.

The 66th Alice in Dairyland will be selected in Calumet County during the three-day finals, May 8 to 10.

For an application, go to http://datcp.wi.gov/Business/Alice_in_Dairyland/Recruitment. For more information, contact program manager Becky Paris by phone at (608) 224-5115 or email at rebecca.paris@wisconsin.gov.

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