KFIZ News Monday 9/5/16

Labor Day Parade In FDL

The Fond du Lac County Labor Council will hold their annual Labor Day parade and the picnic at Lakeside Park this year. The parade line up is at 9:30 a.m. and the Parade starts at 11, beginning at Rees and Main Street traveling north on Main Street past Scott Street. The picnic on Oven Island at Lakeside Park begins at noon and ends at 5 p.m. There will be live music and face painting for kids by Betty Trent from 1-3 p.m. The public is welcome. Food and refreshments will be sold with proceeds from the parade and picnic going to local charities and organizations.


Fond du Lac City and County offices are closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The Fond du Lac Senior Center and Library are closed and Fond du Lac Transit will not be running any buses. Those who normally have trash and recyclables picked up on Mondays should put it out for collection tomorrow morning. It will be picked up along with the regular Tuesday collection.

Vendors Sought For Flavors Of Wisconsin Gift Fair

The Fond du Lac Public Library is looking for vendors who would like to participate in the third annual Flavors of Wisconsin Gift Fair. The Library will be hosting the event on Sunday November 6th. Local food producers interested in participating in the event are encouraged to go to the library’s webpage for the event. You can also call or call (920) 322-3951 for more information. Space is limited.

Adopt A Family Program Gearing Up

We may be barely into September, but Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County is gearing up for its “Adopt a Family” program for the Christmas season. Big Brothers Executive Director Tammy Young says they would like to adopt 100 families this year. To do that they will need the help of businesses, families, clubs or organizations who are interested in giving the gift of Christmas to a family in need. Last year 77 families were adopted through the program. 

Walking School Bus

There is a kind of school bus operating in Fond du Lac with no flashing red or amber lights that is safely getting kids to school. District Health and Safety Coordinator Marian Sheridan says it is a program called the “Walking School Bus.” She says it involves adults who walk groups of children to school. She says parents can look for information at participating schools to see how they can become involved. It is currently being offered at Chegwin and Rosenow Elementary Schools. In the past it also operated at Riverside and Roberts Elementary Schools.

Childrens Museum Closed For Cleaning And Repairs

The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac will be closed most of this week. Museum officials say they will be doing some cleaning and repairs. Responses to phone calls and emails will be limited. The museum will reopen for regular hours on Saturday, which are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.