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USAF Civil Air Patrol summer benefit to raise money for memorials

USAF Civil Air Patrol summer benefit to raise money for memorials

LAKE GENEVA - When a veteran passes away, an honor guard presents the colors, sounds “Taps” and fires a 21-gun salute. While this pagaentry is a courtesy to the family, of the deceased, it still costs money to provide the service. There is currently a shortage in funding, for this program.

“Every veteran has the right to the dignity of this service. Unfortunately the cost is prohibiting this from being done all the time for everyone,” says U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Lisa Amburgey of Delavan who is a member of the Civil Air Patrol..

Kenny Loggins, Beach Boys play Walworth County Fair Aug. 28 - Sept. 2

Kenny Loggins, Beach Boys play Walworth County Fair Aug. 28 - Sept. 2

Jerrod Niemann, the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Loggins and the Beach Boys bring classic entertainment to this years 164th Annual Walworth County Fair. The WalCo Fair is still the largest county fair in the state of Wisconsin.

Walworth County Fair kicks off Wednesday, August 28 and runs through Monday, September 2, 2013 in Elkhorn.

There is always a plethora of culinary choices, games, amusements and rides on the midway at the Walworth County Fair. 4H fans can enjoy juried animal and livestock shows all six days.

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Circus returns to Delavan July 28 at Lake Lawn Resort Airport

Circus returns to Delavan July 28 at Lake Lawn Resort Airport

Carson & Barnes Big Top Circus will be coming to Delavan Sunday, July 28, 2013. The first show is at 2:00 p.m. and the second show at 5:00 p.m. The circus will take place at Lake Lawn Resorts Airport, 2375 E. Geneva St., Delavan.
Delavan is famously known as the 19th Century Circus Capital when big names in circus entertainment like P.T. Barnum, James Anthony Bailey and the Ringling Brothers used to call Walworth County home for the winter, many years ago.

The event will feature elephant and camel rides and a free petting zoo all to take place on the circus midway. For more information, visit the circus website.

Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, The Roys, Friday at Country Thunder East

Keith Urban, Dustin Lynch, The Roys, Friday at Country Thunder East

Dustin Lynch, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, The Roys, Parmalee and Morgan  Frazier will entertain crowds of country music lovers Friday, July 19, 2013 at the 21st Annual Country Thunder Music Festival at Shadow Hill Ranch, 2305 Lance Dr., Twin Lakes.

According to organizers, the event was completely sold out when it opened Thursday afternoon. Extremely warm temperatures couldn't keep music fanatics away from acts like Dierks Bentley, Bella Cain, Brad Paisley, Jake Owen or Hunter Hayes.

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Country Thunder rolls into Twin Lakes July 18-21

Country Thunder rolls into Twin Lakes July 18-21

Country music lovers won't want to miss the Country Thunder Music Festival happening now at Shadow Hill Ranch, near the Illinois border in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Country Thunder makes its yearly stop in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21, 2013. Just a 70-mile drive from Chicago, the event packs in four days of country music entertainment that just can't be beat!

Dierks Bentley headlines the main stage Thursday evening. Keith Urban appears Friday. Phil Vassar who was at Milwaukee Summerfest appears after Bella Cain Saturday. Brad Paisley ends the evening. Hunter Hayes and Jake Owen close the the annual, music festival on Sunday, at the main stage.

Sophie B. Hawkins, Amanda Palmer, Indigo Girls headline PrideFest 2013

Sophie B. Hawkins, Amanda Palmer, Indigo Girls headline PrideFest 2013

PrideFest 2013 takes place June 7 – 9 at Henry Maier Summerfest fairgrounds. Music superstars Sophie B. Hawkins, Amanda Palmer, Erasure's Andy Bell, Indigo Girls and Katie Beth are among some of the headliners to perform during the weekend.

Daily tickets are $16 and available at the gate, but an economy pass for all three days costs just $30. The event is packed with food, rides, family fun, an arts & crafts fair, carnival and several stages with musical guests. A fireworks display happens Saturday, June 8, at 9:30 p.m. on Lake Michigan.

Follow the useful links below for more information:

2013 PrideFest Official Website

Wisconsin bikers wanted for womens, childrens benefit ride

Wisconsin bikers wanted for womens, childrens benefit ride

WINGS Program, Inc. hosts a yearly motorcycle ride to benefit women and children of domestic abuse and other issues. Riders from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana take part in the annual event.

The course starts in Lake County, Illinois and goes through Kenosha County, Wisconsin. Riders enjoy 100 miles of a scenic route before returning to the starting point.

There have been four new stops added to the event this year. Participants start at J.D. Bootlegger's, 25491 W. Old Grass Lake Road, Antioch, Illinois. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the ride concludes with a meal at 5:00 p.m.