RHINELANDER - Parents looking to get their kids out of the house during the holiday break may want to consider going to the library.
On Friday, more than a dozen kids spent part of their day at the Rhinelander District Library for a free movie showing. The kids also got free popcorn to snack on.
Tom Hurlburt, the Children's Librarian, hopes the events help parents out during the holidays.
"We got activities going on all week, we'll do that all through the Christmas vacation too, to give the parents an affordable outlet, and every time the kids come we hope the kids take books when they attend our other programs," said Hurlburt.
The Rhinelander library also has some STEM activities and crafts that kids can play with over the holiday break.
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.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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