The city of Waupaca’s Parks and Recreation Department is bringing Fall-O-Rama back.
Planning is under way for the event, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at South Park.
“We talked about different ideas for the community,” said Teri Moe, the city’s senior citizen coordinator.
Moe and Aaron Jenson, the city’s recreation program supervisor, began that discussion about six months ago.
A month ago, they set a date for Fall-O-Rama 2013.
“We want to do it well,” Moe said, “We want people to look forward to it.”
The event will not only showcase the city’s oldest park but will ideally raise funds for the community’s parks system, Jenson said.
Fall-O-Rama will kick off at 9 a.m. on Sept. 21 with a Children’s Parade.
The parade was Moe’s idea.
Children will march from City Hall to South Park.
They will be able to incorporate floats and bikes into the parade.
Those interested in sponsoring the parade may contact Jenson at 715-258-4435.
Activities at South Park are planned to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plans call for a farm market, craft vendors, a petting zoo and a food tent. The Hutchinson House will be open.
The early deadline for craft and vendor registration is Aug. 31. Those registering by then will pay $45 for a 10×10-foot booth or $80 for two booth spaces.
After Sept. 1, all booths will be $60.
Those interested in helping plan Fall-O-Rama may contact Jenson at 715-258-4435 or Moe at 715-258-4437.
The Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored Fall-O-Rama for a number of years.
Moe said bringing the event back is a way to encourage wellness and family fun.
“We want people to use our parks,” she said.