Hodags on Parade ready for kickoff By Kathy Brich
On behalf of the Downtown Rhinelander’s Hodags on Parade committee, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the community for supporting this project for the past three years. We hope you have enjoyed seeing our beloved Hodags throughout the community.
Our fourth year is under way! We are currently having our sponsorship drive and “call to artists.” We are looking for individuals and/or businesses to sponsor one of our beloved Hodags. All you artists out there, we would love to get a design from you. If you can’t come up with an idea, we have some! If you or someone you know are interested in either sponsorship or submitting a design, please contact the Downtown Rhinelander office.
A big thank you to the previous sponsors; without them each year, this project could not get off the ground. The artists have come up with such creative and unique designs, every year is so different! The spring/summer/fall display of the Hodags throughout the downtown area has brought both locals and tourists w/cameras walking the streets to find them.
Last but certainly not least is the fall auction. Wow, has that been great! Thank you to all that have come and joined in the fun of the auction, either by bidding, participating in the raffles or just to have fun!
Kathy Brich, Rhinelander
Hodags on Parade chairperson