- Plenty of tickets are still available for the Packers Tailgate Tour later this month.
Ironwood and Merrill are scheduled stops on the tour. The stop in Ironwood is April 16th. It's at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. It's to benfit the Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets can be purchased at Super One Foods.
Later the tour will end in Merrill on the 19th. That one is at the Merrill Area Recreation Center. The event is to raise money toward the Riverbend Trail.
The Merrill Chamber of Commerce is among several places where tickets can be purchased. Tickets are also available at Dave's County Market, and Drew's Piggly Wiggly.
Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.
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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