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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe Potente
Petrifying Springs Park and Biergarten to host
Flannel Fest and Jockey Undie Run on Oct. 8
Calling all local lumberjacks, and those who merely wish to be like Paul Bunyan: Flannel Fest is
returning to Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park on Saturday, Oct. 8.
This day of festivities sponsored by Jockey International Inc. and hosted by Kenosha County
Parks and the Biergarten includes a fun run/walk, lumberjack shows, contests, food trucks,
bounce houses and live music.
“This is a fun event for a great cause, and we’re very pleased to partner with Jockey to bring it to
the community,” said Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman. “I hope many families
will head out to the park that day to have a good time and take in the lumberjack atmosphere —
all while supporting adoptive families.”
The events kick off at 11:30 a.m. with the 3K Jockey Undie Run/Walk, the proceeds from which
will benefit the Jockey Being Family Foundation that provides post-adoption support to families
locally and nationwide.
Undie Run participants are given a pair of souvenir Jockey race undies that they are encouraged
to wear OVER their clothing. Registration is $20 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under and
also comes with a free beverage, other goodies and access to post-race entertainment.
Advance registration for the run is required at https://e.givesmart.com/events/sw8/.
Following the run, the Petrifying Springs Biergarten will host live activities into the evening,
with no admission charge.
The event schedule includes:
n All day: Food trucks and DJ onsite
n Noon: Inflatable bounce houses open
n 12:30 p.m.: Beard Contest — prizes given to the person with the thickest, longest, and
most interesting beard
n 1, 3 and 5 p.m.: Performances by the renowned Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show,
including action-packed competition involving chopping, sawing and axe throwing
n 2:30 p.m. Pet Costume Contest — Dress up your pet to enter to win prizes (think: beards,
lumberjacks and flannel)
n 6 p.m.: Live music by the Fallon Schultz Band, featuring a Kenosha native now based in
Jake McGhee, Jockey’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, said the Kenosha-based company is pleased
to continue the event.
“We could not have been happier with the turnout for last year’s Undie Run and are excited to
bring it back again this year,” said Jake McGhee, Chief Philanthropy Officer at Jockey. “Seeing
hundreds of people gathered in one place, with underwear over their pants, all for a great cause,
was something I fortunately and unfortunately will never forget.”
The Petrifying Springs Biergarten, which operates in a public-private partnership with Kenosha
County Parks, is located on the far-south end of Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 Seventh St.,
In addition to the food trucks, the Biergarten will be selling authentic German and local craft
beers and its normal German-style pretzels and sausages. Biergarten sales are cash only; there
are two ATMs on site.
KENOSHA, WISCONSIN (September 1, 2022) – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will host a Homemade Spaghetti Dinner on the following dates and times.
- Friday, October 7 – 4pm to 7pm
- Saturday, October 8 – 4pm to 7pm
- Sunday, October 9 – 11am to 2pm
The Homemade Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church located at 1919 – 54th Street in Kenosha in the Church Hall. The facility is handicap accessible.
Each meal will consist of homemade spaghetti and homemade sauce, with two meatballs, salad, dessert and coffee. Each homemade spaghetti meal will cost $12.
NEW THIS YEAR! A meatball sub sandwich meal will be available each day of the dinner while supplies last. The meal will include a meatball sub sandwich, salad, potato chips, dessert and coffee for $10.
Soda, bottled water and wine will be available for purchase.
Dine in and carry out dinners are available. Please come into the church hall to order and pick up your carry out dinner. Handicap accessible dine in seating will be available in the Italian Gardens.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door on the days of the dinner.
Please contact the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church office with questions at 262.652.7660 or via email at [email protected]. Full details are available on the Mt Carmel Church website at www.olmckenosha.org.
The Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center is offering a new educational program, Someone in Your Life has Dementia: A Roadmap for Care. The presentation is for anyone caring for an individual living with a form of dementia and will be offered every other month.
Someone in Your Life has Dementia: A Roadmap for Care, will be offered virtually, the second Wednesday, every other month, noon – 1 p.m.. The next class will be offered on October 12. For more information and to register, call the ADRC, 262-605-6646.