There are lots of things happening in Manawa the weekend of June 2nd. Manawa’s annual city wide rummage, a right of passage for anyone who loves a good rummage sale, there will be things for sale all over Manawa and even beyond. Just remember one person’s cast off’s are another person’s treasures. Those living in the Manawa area can sign up at Baylake Bank, the cost is $10 and your name will go into a drawing for Chamber Bucks to be spent right here in Manawa, and your location on a map. Many people don’t know that we have a large Amish community between Manawa, Clintonville and Marion, they will be having their 8th Annual Spring Quilt & Consignment auction at Lester Lambright’s farm, 4 miles south of Marion, or 12 North of Manawa on Hwy 110, or from Clintonville, west on Highway C to 110, then right on 110 to the farm. They are also having a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and a bake sale to support their school. If you want to look at or even purchase some beautifully handmade quilts, and have an awesome breakfast, this should definitely be one of your planned stops on Saturday June 2nd.
Another happening here in Manawa will be at Keglers Bowling Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. a beer, wine and appetizer festival, the cost is $10 per person. In case there are some of you who are unfamiliar with Kegler’s, they have a very good selection of beers, many different microbrews and some very nice beers on tap as well. So you can taste a selection of beers and wine while enjoying some appetizers. So grab some friends and take a break from the activities of the day and step in for a cold one.
I am very excited that a group of ladies will be having a bridal luncheon here also, the woman who is hosting this luncheon has just some fabulous ideas and I am excited to see how it all comes together. Perhaps they will allow us to have some photos that we can post. The Lindsay House is an intimate and beautiful place to hold baby showers, bridal showers, gift openings, or simply to have your out of town guests stay. Enjoy whatever you plan to do on June 2nd , but always keep in mind, there is always something happening in Waupaca County!
I am still learning so much about my own City as well as the communities that surround us. Living in the heart of Waupaca County puts us in a great location to be where the action is in no time at all. Tim and I were on the hunt for an antique piece of furniture to use for a beverage center upstairs, where our guests could enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa at their convenience. So we took in several antique shops in the area and found what we were looking for at Elmdale School Antiques just off of Hwy 45 outside of Clintonville. It is indeed an old school house that they have turned into an antique store and there are many finds to be had. We have also taken in and acquired some of our treasures from Danes Home Antiques in Waupaca. The Danes Home is in a beautifully restored building in downtown Waupaca, it is three floors of consignment antiques, lighting, accessories, doors, hardware and many other interesting treasures. You not only can check out all the wonderful finds, yet also appreciate the architecture and restoration. A spot that is open again, after being closed for 10 years is The House of George antiques, located at N2601 Cty Hwy QQ, 1 block south of The King Veteran’s Home, they have finished remodeling their 92 year old building and encourage you to come and check it out. They also offer framing and bindery and Victorian books. Check out their website http://thehouseofgeorge.com/ for more details.
There are always finds and hidden gems to be had all over Waupaca County, these are just a few. Come and explore for yourself and see what hidden treasures lie in Waupaca County.
For those of you who are from the Waupaca County area, you may know Trey Foerster, who was for many years the editor of the Iola Herald and the Manawa Advocate. What some of you may not know is that Trey is a very talented photographer, constantly shooting pictures and working to show Waupaca County in the best light. We would like to celebrate along with Trey an exhibit of his work at the Gerold Opera House in Weyauwega. Meet Trey this Friday October 8th @ 5 p.m. and view his photographs which will be on display thru the month of October Fridays 4 to 6 and Saturdays 12 to 4. You can also check out Trey’s work at www.waupacacountyphotography.com. It is exciting when we have these exhibits and shows in our communities around the county. Waupaca County is a very large artisan county and this is just one more example of that. The Gerold Opera House is located at 136 E. Main St. in Weyauwega, and check out their website @ www.wegaarts.org. They also have other events and even movies. This is a jewel in the Weyauwega community as well as a wonderful offering within the county. Get out and see what all the communities within Waupaca county have to offer…and enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
This weekend I learned something new about Waupaca County, from some guests of mine. It is the Little Creek Music Festival 2o10. It is being held June 27, 2010 at Steingraber’s Ponds at N7048 Bestul Rd just outside of Manawa. The festival starts at 11 a.m. till the music’s done. The featured musicians will be Tammy Drath & Jeanne Bauer performing with Loose Strings, a local bluegrass/folk/swing band. The Heartland String Band featuring folk/country/bluegrass music, and the triumphant return of The Arkdale Ramblers. Bring your own chairs, carry-ins are o.k. and there will also be food and beverages available. You will also be able to give a free will donation to help pay for the bands. For more information call 920-596-3607 or 920-538-2072.