EAGLE RIVER - For people who don't like to hunt, an event held tonight gave them another option. The first ever Widow's Wine Walk took place in downtown Eagle River.
Women could sample up to 15 of 24 different wines at 12 participating businesses. Along with the wine tastings, women who paid the $20 ticket also got coupons for each shop.
Katie Hayes, who is president of the Eagle River Business Association, wanted to create an event on opening weekend for women who don't hunt.
"It's opening of hunting weekend and typically a lot of women are home alone as their husbands and families are out, which is what is with me. My husband and son went out this morning. So I just don't like sitting home alone so I thought we need something for women to come out and do, so we came up with this idea," said Hayes.
The event was sold out, with 100 women purchasing tickets. Hayes says organizers will likely sell 200 tickets for next year's wine walk.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
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