EAGLE RIVER - Stepping into Klondike Days is like stepping back in time.
"So therefore we try to develop something that stays consistent with our heritage and just show examples of everything that they might have seen back then," said event director Christine Schilling.
Between the horse pulls, lumberjack competitions and a mountain man, the festival has a little something for everyone.
"We have seven different competitions; we have a craft show with just premiere arts and crafts of both kinds. We have blue grass music all day long, both days," said Schilling
Klondike Days celebrates the logging and fur trade industries, and amongst the crowd you'll find fur hats.
"The number one seller is the hat with the whole works. It has to have the whole works on it, the tail and everything. It's the works," said fur vendor Sandy Aufdermauer.
About 8 thousand people, and their hats, make their way to Klondike Days every year.
Schilling says it benefits the whole community.
"It's cool to see the influx of people here. The hotels see it, the restaurants see it, and all of the service groups that help us we like to donate back to them, so and we have a very nice scholarship program so we do everything we can do to put it back into the community," said Schilling.
RHINELANDER - Hodag Park received a sizable donation Thursday morning. New sand was dropped off to help the Rhinelander Parks Department grow the beach back to its original shape.
There were thousands of pounds of sand dropped off and spread out. There was a high need for this because of all the rain we've had this season.
"It was getting in pretty poor shape and washing out more and more, but this year especially, it just seems like we've lost a lot of sand. So now we're going to shape it up nicely and hopefully it'll last the year," said Rhinelander Parks Director, Jeremy Biolo.
All of that sand was donated and delivered by a company in Rhinelander.
"Musson Brothers, Inc. donated all the sand and they said we could help ourselves to as much as we want, which is unbelievable because this beach really needed some work," said Biolo. "Every little bit like that helps our community out and it improves the community. It's awesome that the Musson Brothers stepped up and would do that for us."
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