RHINELANDER - The Rhinelander District Library helps kids dig into reading, quite literally.
It hosted the annual Worm Race Tuesday.
62 teams of two did everything they could to get their worms to the finish line first.
The race wasn't the only fun part of the day.
"It was fun to name him," says race winner Caleb Zastrow.
Zastrow named his worm Bob.
This was his four-year-old sister Lexie's first time racing a worm.
"It was fun playing with my brother, and when it was starting, I loved the part with the race," Lexie Zastrow added.
The event is so popular that there's a waiting list for teams to race.
That makes library staffers proud.
"Having the books and computers are nice but if you do special programming they tend to stick around and take out some books, and we really try to promote reading during the summer when sometimes it lacks," says Rhinelander District Library Associate Director Tom Hurlburt.
Kids went home with gift certificates for pizza, some gummy worms, and other prizes.
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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