Have fun at Augustfest on Aug. 11

Augustfest in Wautoma on Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. offer fun activities for the entire family downtown Wautoma at the WWII Memorial, Library Park, and the White River. The day kicks off with more than 40 crafters/artisans on hand to sell their wares and introduce you to new products and services. Hillside Bakery from Spring Lake will have their homemade doughnuts available at 9 a.m. and you can grab a cup of coffee at the American Legion Auxiliary booth.  Both are inside the WWII Memorial. Chippy Express, com-pliments of Evergreen Resort and Campsites, Wild Rose, will be shuttling from the Wautoma High School Parking Lot to the World War Memorial.  The shuttle will run throughout the day, so catch at ride from the high school or just have your family enjoy a Chippy ride. Music will be provided throughout the day by Kaydee Music.  Enjoy some great entertainment by local artists. Stop in at the WWII Memorial and register and bid on the Silent Auction items donated by area businesses and clubs.  There is something for everyone.  The proceeds from the Silent Auction are used for expenses incurred for next year’s Augustfest. The Friends of the Wautoma Library will have a bake sale set up in front of the library and a book sale in their back room.  The Wautoma American Legion Auxiliary will also have a bake and craft sale and a lunch of their famous barbeque sandwiches.   Lunch will be served by the Wautoma Kiwanis adjacent to the library throughout the day. The menu includes hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, grilled chicken, chips, etc., soda, and water. Also this year the Wautoma Kiwanis will be giving away four bicycles.  Register at the Kiwanis booth and the lucky winners will be drawn at 3 p.m. Other yummy treats and foods will be offered by Culver’s, A&W, and succulent roasted sweet corn served by the youth from Grace United Church, Wautoma. The Quilt Show has been a part of Augustfest for many years and this year they will have some of the finest quilts you have seen done by local quilters.  There will also be a Quilts of Valor presentation at 12:30 p.m. and a quilt raffle.  For the kiddies, there is a Kid’s Quilt Project and this year children will be cutting out Robots for a quilt to be displayed at next year’s Augustfest. Rural Rembrandts will share the main banquet room at the WWII Memorial with the Quilters.  This is the 70th Anniversary for Rural Rembrandts. They will display some of their finest art pieces and many of them will be for sale.  Also inside the WWII Memorial in the library this year will be a table shared by Waushara County Historical Society and Waushara County Commission on Aging.  Stop by and gather some information and check out their services. This year there will face painters located just to the left of the Culver’s booth under the blue tent.  The face painting is free, one painting or tattoo per person please and will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Dizzy D The Balloon Twister will be making the kids favorites from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pony Rides are free to all children and the pony rink is located to the north of the WWII Memorial in the back along State Rd. 22. Each year the Wautoma Lions hold their annual Duck Race where the ducks will be dropped off on Main Street into the White River and they race will end at Elm Street.  Ducks are available for purchase in advance by calling 920-765-3298 or 920-240-6269 or you can purchase your tickets at two of the Lions booths at Augustfest.  There are over 60 prizes awarded to the winners, support the Lions, buy a duck or several, and you may win a valuable prize. The American Legion will be holding a raffle and selling American flags. Bring your family and enjoy a fun day downtown Wautoma on Saturday, Aug. 11. This year’s event is made possible with the donations of area businesses for the Silent Auction, and cash donations from Bowden Severns, the Waushara Area Chamber and the City of Wautoma.  Karla Perkins was the chairman for the crafters, took registrations and will have the designated areas marked in the parking lot for each participant.