FOX LAKE – Area residents can enjoy a full day of music and activities to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Fox Lake on Saturday and all events are free.
The day will begin with a parade at 11 a.m. that will include the University of Wisconsin Marching Band as well as Waupun Area School District Marching Bands. The parade also will include five mayors, a king and queen. The parade will line up on Depot Street and the route will be State Street, Mill Street, Green Street and ending at Fox Lake Community Center, 248 E. State St.
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Following the parade there will be a “5th quarter” at the Fox Lake Fireman’s Park with the UW Band. There will be picnic tables available, but bring along a lawn chair.
Events at the community center will be outdoors weather permitting or inside otherwise. Food and beverages will be available outdoors.
An opening ceremony will be held inside beginning around noon. Among the presentations and speakers will be a review of Fox Lake’s history and the community’s role in the Civil War.
Also at noon, children who have decorated bikes will have the bikes judged at the SAGES School,.200 S. Depot St. Later at the school there will be inflatables, carnival games, face painting and DJ music.
Klancy the Klown will be at the community center from noon to 3 p.m. and there will be a petting zoo.
From noon to 3 p.m, the Don Peachy Band will play at the American Legion, 210 S. State St.
Community Center entertainment will include Kevin VanEss and his Talk of The Town Dixieland Jazz band from 2 to 4 p.m. DJ Jeremy Boerson will play from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Then from 7 to 10 p.m., the Chelli Bri band will perform.
Mullin’s Drive In, 102 State St. will host a 1950-60s rock band and feature costumed car hops and antique race cars. In case of rain, the band will move to the American Legion. Lawn chairs will be needed.
The Friesland Men’s Choir will be at Annunciation Parish, 305 W. Green St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Fox Lake Preservation Organization will offer boat tours leaving from Riverside Park at 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. Rides will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and will include knowledgeable guides.
There will be antique tractor and wagon rides from 1:30 to 4 p.m. leaving from SAGES School.
Both the Fox Lake Depot Museum and the Community Congregational Museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. with a variety of displays and demonstrations.
A cemetery walk will begin at 8 p.m. with “Living Ghosts” recounting history in Riverside Cemetery.
Finally, small log cabins commemorating Jacob P. Brower settling first in the town of Fox Lake will be given out at the Community Center and a 28-page booklet of historical update celebrating Fox Lake’s last 25 years, 1988 to 2013, will be available to purchase. The update is an addition to the historical book “Fox Lake, Wisconsin: 150 Years, 1838-1988.”