Festivus for the Rest of Us set for Saturday
Festivus for the Rest of Us will be held Saturday, Aug. 28, in Fremont’s Wolf River Crossing Park.
The gates will open at 4 p.m., with Cowboy and the Buffalo Stomp playing from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The minimum suggested donation is $5, and funds raised will go into the Weyauwega-Fremont Communities Allocating Revenue for Education (CARE) Scholarship Fund.
Saturday’s event is being organized by Mike Abraham, John Kohl III and Kevin Searle. Their goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 for scholarships.
CARE intends to give out a minimum of 10, $500 scholarships next spring to graduating Weyauwega-Fremont High School seniors who will attend either a technical college or a four-year college.
Five of those scholarships will be awarded to seniors from Fremont and five will be awarded to seniors from Weyauwega.
And, like the Festivus depicted on an episode of the television show “Seinfeld,” there will be an airing of grievances.
During Fremont’s Festivus, people will be able to air their grievances when the band takes a break by giving a donation of $10. They will then have 60 seconds to air that grievance. Swearing and the naming of others as part of a grievance will not be allowed.
The Weyauwega-Fremont High School baseball team will be selling roasted corn to raise money for a baseball trip to Florida next spring.
The Wolf River Community Club will be working the hamburger and brat stand, with the money it raises being used for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for area families and for the area Giving Tree.
The Webfooters will work the beer stand to raise money for gas and costumes.
Abraham also said that there will be a live silent auction with the highest bidder winning a three-hour private party with music by Cowboy and Eddie.