Rice Lake is celebrating its Quasquicentennial Anniversary. That means we have been a city for 125 years! And to celebrate this milestone, we are having a whole summer of activities. There are single day events as well as multi-day events and contests. These events kicked off on April 1, 2012, but the fun won’t stop until August 4. You still have time to join in the fun!
125 Minutes of Legos!
Tuesday, July 10 @ 2 pm
Rice Lake Public Library
We will be building Legos for 125 minutes in celebration of the 125th year of the city of Rice Lake! Build what you think Rice Lake will look like in another 125 years! Drop in anytime!
Saturday, August 4 @ 6:30 am
Rice Lake Senior Center
Stop in for a hardy breakfast before the big parade including eggs, hash browns, sausage, ham, biscuits, sausage gravy, cheese sauce, muffins, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. $3-6 depending on age.
Good Times Parade
Saturday, August 4 @ 10 am
26-block route – Main Street (Short to Water); Water Street (Main to Wilson) and Wilson Avenue (Water to Short).
Family Fun Events
Saturday, August 4 @ after parade
Barron County Fairgrounds
There will be: contests, flea / craft market, food and refreshment, concessionaires, fun stations (inflatable bouncer, dunk tank, bean bag toss, coin toss, ring toss, pick up ducks, etc.), International Paul Bunyan lumberjack shows (2 shows), LMC/Marshfield Clinic health/wellness station Magic: The Gathering collectible card game tournament, music, Native American TRAILS Youth Dance Troupe performances (2 performances), parade unit/vehicle display, Quasquicentennial merchandise, Rice Lake Fire Department smoke house, Rice Lake memorabilia display, Rice Lake Police Department Bicycle Patrol, Sons of the Voyageur music concert (1 concert), Wisconsin Army National Guard pedal go-carts, Wisconsin “BAD” (Bold and Dedicated) Dogs Police Canine Team demonstrations, Barron County Sheriff Department booth, Barron County Aging/Disability Resource Center booth, Focus on Energy booth, and Wisconsin State Patrol booth.
To learn more about the Quasquicentennial and its events and contests, visit these websites:
Discover More about Our History @ Your Library
The Rice Lake Public Library has a separate section of books about the history of Rice Lake, Barron County, and Wisconsin. You can find these books on the first floor of the library, and over by the DVD section.
Some of the most popular books on this topic include:
Around the four corners : a Pioneer history of the Washburn, Sawyer, Barron and Rusk counties
by Ethel Elliot Chappelle
Rice Lake : gem of the Red Cedar Valley
by Robert Heffner
Rice Lake’s past
by Blayne Barta