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Celebrate the holiday at Lake Sherwood

1:01 PM, Jun. 27, 2013  |  Comments
Fireworks are among the events scheduled for the two-day Lake Sherwood's Independence Day Celebration
Fireworks are among the events scheduled for the two-day Lake Sherwood's Independence Day Celebration
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Preparations for this year's two-day Lake Sherwood's Independence Day Celebration are underway with many lake residents involved in planning and organizing events, raising funds, soliciting vendors, and promoting attendance. The public is invited to this annual event that offers events for all ages.

? 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 5. Come and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

The Beer Stand opens at 4 p.m. The Rome Sno-Bandits will serve food outdoors from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The always-exciting Shermalot Ski Team performs at 6 p.m. Listen and dance to DJ Brown's Cruisin' Sounds from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m., see for yourself why our special guest singers became the Rome Idol Winners of 2013. At dark, kick back and enjoy fireworks over the lake - known for "the best grand finale in Central Wisconsin."

? 10 a.m. to midnight, Saturday, July 6. Come early for the Art & Craft Fair, Kids Carnival Games, the Butterfly Lady, face painting and kids food stand between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m..

The Wisconsin River Woodcarvers and Rome Carvers will offer Kids Carving Classes at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. under the pavilion, followed by kids bingo at noon and adult bingo at 1 p.m. If you want to ensure that your child has a carving experience, a signup sheet for early reservations is at Sherwood Lodge. Stop in for a $1 burger on Thursday and sign up.

The always-popular dunk tank begins at 10 a.m. and runs throughout the day as live volunteers heckle the crowd and take their chances. The bean bag tournament starts after 3 p.m., The beer stand and poker tent open at 4 p.m.. and the Rome Sno-Bandits outdoor food stand is open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy the Shermalot Ski Team Show at 6 p.m. and stay for the HIGBEE/HIGBEE Band at 8 p.m.

Here are a few other important things to note. If you have a boat, bring it out for the day. Sherwood Lodge has ample boat docking for access to land festivities and the Lodge. Gas is available at the Lodge as well. Watch the fireworks from the water. Their reflections make the show doubly entertaining and give boaters the feel of a Venetian night as they slowly disperse afterwards.

This community event has grown over the years and is no longer possible without support from outside the Lake Sherwood community. Fireworks costs are now covered by donations, the selling of raffle tickets, and business sponsors. Visit the Sherwood Lodge prior to the event and buy some raffle tickets ($1 each or 6 for $5). An abundance of great prizes are displayed in the rafters and around the bar.

This year Lake Sherwood gives thanks especially to the following sponsors: Pritzls' Trading Post, Solarus, Advantage Heating & Plumbing, Precision Innovations, Inc., BA Properties, Carlson GI Clinic, and Rapids Chiropractic and Wellness, S.C.

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