Rhinelander chamber unveils plans for Hodag Heritage Days
Star Journal Report
The Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is designating a week in May to celebrate the city’s Hodag heritage. Hodag Heritage days will take place May 17-21 and will feature art contests, scavenger hunts, Hodag decoration contests, Hodag heritage videos and city-wide Hodag foods and beverages. The event will end with a “parked parade” and a Hodag Day designation ceremony Friday, May 21.
“If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past year it’s that this town is resilient, and we support each other,” said chamber event and program coordinator Rachel Boehlen. “There’s no town quite like ours and we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to celebrate our heritage. This is just the beginning.”
In the works over the past couple of years, Boehlen said the event will grow annually to become a major focus on the weekend with displays, performances and vendors.
The chamber is partnering with the Pioneer Park Historical Complex and the Hodag Store and welcomes additional sponsors. More information will be released April 22, including a list of events and how to participate.