Bonduel making plans for Founders Day

Bonduel will host its 15th annual Founders Day celebration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 with special events throughout the downtown.

More than 150 arts, crafts and food vendors will set up on Green Bay and First Streets. The food will include brats, barbecue, hamburgers, deep-fried cheese curds, bacon bites and more. Local school, church and civic groups will sell specialty items.

There will be a pie and ice cream social at the Methodist Church, with Amish baked goods, homemade ice cream, cookies and more.

Ken Natzke Travels is sponsoring Amish tours. Tickets are $6 each. For reservations call 715-758-2718. Tours will leave from the Dollar General parking lot at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Amish buggy rides will leave from the fire department area. The rides are $2, $1 for ages 5-12, free for children younger than 5.

The Bonduel Community Archives on South First Street will hold an open house and chili lunch.

Entertainment at the Vanden Brook Band Stand will feature local groups including the Bonduel school bands and the Schmidt Brass Band.

The Bonduel Area Fire Department, Bonduel Area EMS and Bonduel Police Department will participate in an open house at the Public Safety Building located on the corner of Mill and South First streets.

If available, the Theda Star or Eagle III helicopters are scheduled to land at 11 a.m.

There will also be a bouncer for the kids by the fire department.

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