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An army is converging on La Crosse's Myrick Park tomorrow. It's a work day for the downtown Rotary Club to give the Kids Coulee playground a bit of a facelift. Mostly they'll be doing staining and sealing. Some painting. A big day, says Rotarian Jim Lewis; but also just a start. The organization is also planning to add to the park new facilities for those with disabilities.
It was ten years ago that the Rotary club led the installation of Kids Coulee during over the span of one week-end. Back then it took 37 hundred volunteers to get the job done.
A fundraiser in La Crosse will help out in the efforts to keep people out of danger at river's edge. A bowling tournament hosted by Features Sports Bar and Grill has raised 28 hundred dollars for Operation Riverwatch and the police reserves. The money will largely go to buy gear for those who stand watch in and around Riverside park in La Crosse to make certain wayward drunks don't fall in.
A gift to the "Greatest Generation" from the high school generation...
A construction class at La Crosse Central has built a special podium to be used by the Freedom Honor Flight organization in La Crosse. The podium was presented to the Freedom Flight group at a ceremony this morning. The next honor flight to Washington for area veterans of World War Two is scheduled for this Saturday.
A tiny pest came out early and in large numbers. LaCrosse county vector control manager Dave Geske tells us warm weather has brought out ticks. Especially deer ticks which carry lyme and other bacterial diseases. Geske says repellents will work. But, you need to follow directions and make sure you apply enough repellant to keep the deer ticks from making you their next blood meal.