Celebrating Mud Day

at Pringle Nature Center

As if kids need a reason to get dirty, Pringle Nature Center will celebrate National Mud Day from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The free event encourages children to literally connect with the earth. A towel and change of clothes are recommended.

In previous years, some kids have been more reluctant than others to get into the mud pit created for the event, vowing to only “step in.” But that never lasts long, organizers say.

For more information, visit www.pringlenc.org.

Silver Lake church offers free lunch for kids this summer

Community Baptist Church, 203 N. Fourth St. in Silver Lake, is hosting a Free Summer Lunch Program from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 30.

A bagged lunch will be served outdoors at the church during nice weather and in the church basement during inclement weather. It is open to all community youths age 18 and younger.

There will also be various activities for the children to enjoy.

For more information, call Jodi at 262-889-4013 or email info@cbcsilverlake.org.

Twin Lakes Chamber

golf outing is July 31

The 2019 Twin Lakes Area Chamber & Business Association golf outing is set for July 31 at the Twin Lakes Country Club.

Registration for the 29th annual outing is at 10 a.m. The shotgun start will be at 11 a.m. and lunch is served at the turn and steak dinner is served following golf.

There will be special hole prizes and Hartnell Chevrolet is hosting a hole-in-one prize. There will be a Mega Putt contest, raffle prizes, silent auction and ball toss.

Applications are available at the chamber office in downtown Twin Lakes. For more information, call at 262-877-2220 or email info@twinlakeschamber.com.

Blood drive is Wednesday

at Salem Lakes fire station

The Salem Lakes Community Blood Drive will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue Station No. 1, 11252 254th Court in Trevor.

The drive is sponsored by Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue.

To schedule an appointment, contact Terry Bluemel at TBluemel@villageofsalemlakes.org or 262-843-2439.

This drive is being held in conjunction with Blood Center of Wisconsin.

Salem Lakes chicken ordinance discussion continues

The ability of Salem Lakes residents to keep chickens on smaller lots is getting closer to approval by the Village Board.

Three of six board members present at the Committee of the Whole meeting this week favored allowing chickens to be kept on lots of 15,000 square feet and greater. Three other officials support allowing up to four hens on residential lots of any size.

The current ordinance requires two acres or more. Roughly 51 percent of village parcels are less than 15,000 square feet.

Once a approved, requirements will include a yearly permit with a fee of $30 and a one-time $80 building permit fee.