WOODRUFF - You eat them at the ballpark; roast them over a campfire.
And now hot dog lovers can rejoice that a Northwoods hot dog shack is finally open.
Hoggie Doggies Snack Shack in Woodruff opened for the season last week. They've been serving up hot dogs, french fries, ice cream and more since 2003.
The stand usually opens up in April, but Mother Nature had a different idea this year.
"We're excited to be open, we're really looking forward to seeing our repeat customers and now that the sun is shining everybody's out and excited to be here," said Lisa Ottoson of Hoggie Doggies.
Lisa says they look forward to seeing families come back year after year.
And once in a while four generations of Hoggie Doggie workers can be found in the kitchen
"My mom Judi Rossi is the owner, I'm her daughter and my two daughters, Megan and Ellie work here. And my grandma, my mom's mom comes and visits once in a while so we do have four generations," said Ottoson.
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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