Freedom Fest Returns In Town of Middleton

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Matt Geiger

Independence Day is fast approaching, and that means Freedom Fest: An Ol’ Fashioned Picnic in the Park is right around the corner.

The celebration will take place Thursday, July 4 at Pioneer Park  (located corner of W. Old Sauk and Pioneer roads next to the Middleton Town Hall).

The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a 5K Run/Walk.

A fire truck parade will follow at  11 a.m. It will begins near Betsy Court and end at Pioneer Park.

Food and an array of festivities at the park will start at 11:30 a.m.

“The last couple of  summers we have really enjoyed celebrating and honoring the fourth of July by staying near home and keeping it simple,” said organizer Melanie Kranz. “Watching the kids in the bike parade, playing games that we played as kids and meeting and chatting with neighbors is a fun way to spend the afternoon.”

“Remembering why we are celebrating the day is important as is to be grateful to those who serve our country,” she added. “The sense of community, pride, family fun, safety and patriotism makes for a meaningful event.”

Organizer Mike Hanson said residents “appreciate the hometown feel and community pride” associated with Freedom Fest.

“This year we are changing games around and having newer events for families to enjoy; but we’ll forever have the hallowed water-balloon toss,”  Hanson explained. “Also, with the growth of the event organizations have been contacting us offering ways to help, which just fuels the community pride.”  

Donors who contributed to Freedom Fest include General Beverage Distributors, Twin Valley Farms, Olson Toon Landscaping, UW Provisions, Clasen's Bakery and Kwik Trip.  

“We have something very special going on in the Town of Middleton and it has been fun to see the community's pride and growth of this event,” said Hanson. 


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