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  • Phelps fun
    The town of Phelps hosted its annual Fourth of July cele­bration in downtown Phelps. While rain delayed parade festivities, many enjoyed the activities in the park and downtown. Childrens’ events, face painting, food, beverages, races and the always popular pie-eating contest were all parts of the afternoon. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
  • The Phelps Historical Museum’s “Antique Critique” fundraiser is set for Sunday, July 22, at the Phelps School commons from 1 to 5 p.m.

    Professional appraiser of antiques and fine art Mark Moran, who has done appraisals on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, will be on hand to give those interested antiquers a value of vintage items. Cost for appraisals is $20 for the first item, and $10 for each additional item. Cost for attendance to view appraisals is $10. A light lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day, and is included in the ticket price.

    Museum volunteers will raffle off seven baskets valued at up to $200 each. Drawings will be held around 4 p.m. Special raffle tickets for an original watercolor by 
  • North South Twin Lakes Riparian Association will hold its annual Poker Run by boat Saturday, July 14, starting at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $10 per person.
    Participants are asked to arrive at the Peplow pier near the Lakota Road boat landing between 1 and 2:30 p.m. to sign in, get a map, tally sheet and first card, and then continue on to the other six docks.
    Winners will be an­nounced at Dublin Sports Bar & Grill at 5 p.m. There will be prizes for first, second and third place with the proceeds going to the lake association to be used to help fight Eurasian water milfoil. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 
    For more information, call (630) 217-2102.
  • The Long Lake of Phelps Lake District will hold a meeting at the Phelps School Saturday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m. Long Lake landowners and electors are welcome to attend. 

    Topics include the lake fishery and aquatic invasive species. A specialist from UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences will review the current lake fishery project and future programs. Onterra Inc. will review recent lake surveys (mapping) of Eurasian water milfoil and options for control.

    Business items on the agenda will include the 2017 treasurer’s report, 2018 financial reports, 2019 budget proposals and the 2019 tax levy. Voting will take place for the
  • North South Twin Lakes Riparian Association will hold its annual Poker Run by boat Saturday, July 14, starting at 1 p.m. The entry fee is $10 per person.

    Participants are asked to arrive at the Peplow pier near the Lakota Road boat landing between 1 and 2:30 p.m. to sign in, get a map, tally sheet and first card, and then continue on to the other six docks.

    Winners will be an­nounced at Dublin Sports Bar & Grill at 5 p.m. There will be prizes for first, second and third place with the proceeds going to the lake association to be used to help fight Eurasian water milfoil. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 

    For more information, call (630) 217-2102.
  • The Phelps Historical Museum’s “Antique Critique” fundraiser is set for Sunday, July 22, at the Phelps School commons from 1 to 5 p.m.
    Professional appraiser of antiques and fine art Mark Moran, who has done appraisals on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow, will be on hand to give those interested antiquers a value of vintage items. 
    Cost for appraisals is $20 for the first item, and $10 for each additional item. Cost for attendance to view appraisals is $10. A light lunch and refreshments will be served throughout the day, and is included in the ticket price.
    Museum volunteers will raffle off
  • Chicken dinner
    Loren Hassinger of the Phelps Woman’s Club serves patrons at the recent chicken dinner fundraiser held at Hillside Resort in Phelps. A total of 146 chicken dinners were served. Carol Smith, club co-president, said the chicken dinner fundraising event raised approximately $1,700 through donations, basket raffles and dinner purchases. All proceeds will be used for local community needs. —Photo By Sharon Gifford
  • The 21st annual Picnic in the Park sponsored by Northwoods Living Care Foundation is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, from 5 to 8:30 pm at Wavering Park in Phelps.

    The event benefits the town of Phelps ambulance fund. Through last year’s event, over $183,000 has been generated for the voluntary ambulance service and the work of Phelps Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The meal includes chicken and rib barbecue, baked beans, potato salad, fruit and homemade desserts.

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  • The town of Phelps will hold its Fourth of July celebration Wednesday, July 4, beginning with a parade downtown at 3:30 p.m.
    After the parade, concessions will be available, including hamburgers, brats, hot dogs, popcorn, and soda. There will be live music, the famous pie eating contest, carnival games, inflatables and beer downtown, followed by fireworks at dusk over North Twin Lake presented by the Phelps Fire Department. 
    For more information, call (715) 545-3800 or email chamber-of­fice@phelps­wi.us.
  • Flag Day
    Connie and Dan Swiecichowski of Sand Lake Pub recently held their 13th annual flag retirement ceremony. The honor guard of the VFW-Amvets Post 8400 of Land O’ Lakes posted the colors. The National Anthem was sung by Steve Dunphy, and Emma Niec read "Remember Me.” Brigadier Gen. Joe Brandemuehl led a 21-gun salute while Mike Richling, Dave Konopecky and Lee Wolf received the flags. —Photos By Sharon Gifford
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