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Published on August 03, 2017

Weekday Market to showcase local dancers

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The Weekday Farmer's Market offers something for everyone.

The new monthly Weekday Boscobel Farmer's Markets hosted at Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics just off Bluff Street continue to be a success, and the August market on Wednesday, August 9 from 4-7 p.m. is shaping up to be a fun, engaging experience for the whole family. Not only has the growing season finally caught up with the market, but there will be some other new additions as well.

In July, in addition to produce, meat, baked goods and other take-home items, market-goers could cool off with ice cream cones served by Udder Brothers Creamery, get their faces painted at Cheeky Monkey's table and enjoy live music by Greg Patchak.

In August, those enjoy-while-you're-there opportunities will be further expanded. Entertainment this month will be provided by a contingent of Shine Power Studio's dancers and gymnasts. Studio owner Meghan Mueller will be bringing a broad age range of performers to liven things up. Their performance will begin at 5:30 p.m. "We are excited to have the opportunity to dance at the Market," shared Mueller. "It is always fun for the kids to perform other than just at the recital. And it will be fun for them to attend the Farmer's Market as well."

Another new addition will be the inclusion of a kids' craft area sponsored by Gundersen Boscobel. This month, kids can make a felt flower bouquet to take home and share.

Also at this month's market will be the "Hydration Van," a newly-wrapped vehicle intended to promote Gundersen Health's new FEEL GREAT, HYDRATE! Campaign, which urges people to drink 64 ounces of water each day to promote optimal health. Gundersen Boscobel staff will be on hand distributing free bottles of water to everyone in attendance at the market, as well as other promotional items.

Finally, there will be cooking demonstrations provided by Gundersen Boscobel's Dietitian, Chris Swan, RD, who will offer patrons some ideas on who they can use fresh produce in simple, healthy meals.

Beyond August, the Weekday Farmer's Markets will run for two more months, on both September 13 and October 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. Vendors will continue to represent the wide variety of established Saturday morning retailers, as well as Gundersen Boscobel, who will continue to showcase a different department each month, as well as continue with giveaways and a larger drawing. Entertainment and other offerings will also continue to be scheduled for future markets.

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