Three Lakes School District Hosts 2nd Career Day Expo
Story By Ryan Abney
THREE LAKES - Figuring out how to make a living can be hard.
The Three Lake School District tried to helped students make that decision today.Twenty-nine expert speakers came to give students their professional advice.
District Guidance Director Gene Welhoefer makes a living by giving students a direction. He's worked since last February to make this a special day for his kids.
"An activity like this gives them the first hand knowlege of people who are in career fields. They're in small groups they get to ask questions they would not ask if there were twenty kids in the room. And the people coming in are experts."
Culinary Arts is Senior Bridgette Schmitt's dream job. She's glad to have a school that makes career planning a top priority.
"That's something my life and my work experience in the community and also the school has helped me to decide. And the career fair as well, because they've had speakers, business owners, restuant owners. A lot of the tourism around here is definitely the hospitality industry."
One of the Career Day's speakers was our very own Ryan Michaels. He had the opportunity to teach kids about both Meteorology and news reporting.
ARBOR VITAE - The Arbor Vitae Fire Department hosted its 39th Fireman's Picnic and Summerfest this weekend.
Thousands of people came out to benefit the fire department while having a good time. The fire department held the crowd favorite lawnmower races again this year.
They also had a volleyball tournament and games for kids. The fire chief says all the proceeds help the department pay for equipment.
"When we purchased our new fire truck, the fire department funded a good portion of the money, the fundraiser money, to help keep the tax dollars down so the tax payers didn't have to foot the whole bill for the truck," said Arbor Vitae Fire Department Chief Mike Van Meter. "And we also use it to buy turnout gear throughout the year, new air packs. Anything we can do to keep it off the tax roll."
WABENO - People went out to Wabeno this weekend for its first ever Art and Music Fest. Musicians performed in the band shell while local artists spread out to show their products.
There were food and drinks as well as workshops for people to learn more about art.
"This year we've had about 20 musicians performing on three stages," said Friends of Wabeno Chairperson Mary Beck. "And we've had maybe ten artists doing demonstrations, showing people what they can do and what they can buy."
The rain Sunday didn't stop people from having a good time. Volunteers hope to make this an annual event.
ST. GERMAIN - The last day of Pig in the Pines wrapped up Saturday. People were able to watch the rib eating contest in the afternoon.
Newswatch 12 got to help judge ribs from this year's four rib vendors. One of the big events happened on the main stage Saturday evening.
"We have entertainment all day long," said St. Germain Chamber President Bruce Weber. "We have the Wise Guys on our main stage. We have Laura Ernst on the aerial platform here. She also does juggling. On our major stage, we have One Ping Only, and we also have Molly Hatchet, our lead act tonight."
WISCONSIN - Anyone who loves hunting and fishing will need to apply for a license. The deadline for some hunting and fishing licenses is August 1 at 11:59 p.m.
Hunters, trappers and spearers can go on the DNR website to apply.
"This is the time of year where not a lot of people are thinking about hunting, but that August 1 date is that date for applying for a bobcat, fisher or otter tag, sharp-tail grouse, or sturgeon spearing or fall turkey," said DNR Warden Supervisor David Walz.
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