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October 25, 2020

10/12/2020 9:41:00 AM
Along The Ad Routes
Mike Reilly
Co-Publisher/Sports Writer/Photographer

It was an eventful Saturday morning breakfast for Bob, Terry and myself. We set off to go to Muscoda to Vicki's Cozy Cafe. Bob had wanted to go there for awhile. We went through Highland and stopped at the Highland historical Society's Farm Market at their building (old school) and picked up some baked goods. I got myself a blueberry/peach pie! Then we headed to Muscoda, already a little behind for our breakfast. To our disappointment when we got there, Vicki's was closed. The sign said it was until the Mask decree was lifted! So we headed toward Spring Green, checking Lone Rock thinking maybe The Woods was open, but it wasn't. We ended up at the General Store in Spring Green and had a nice breakfast except for eating off paper plates with plastic silverware! In all, it was about a 70 mile trip from Dodgeville to Spring Green Saturday. It was a nice scenic drive and we saw a lot of dead animals in the roadways. I think we owe Terry a little extra money for gasoline! Oh, we did check out Vicki's on their website before we left and it said their hours and didn't say they were closed. That will teach us to believe everything we read on the internet! Next time we will call first. That technology does tell the whole truth!
Sunday was Fall Baseball Day. There were five older kids' games played at Centennial Park and five played at the Middle School where the High School Field is located. I sat at the MS field at the concession stand from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There wasn't much business there, but we had said we would have a stand there, mainly to hydrate the players and, of course, to have some food there too. The stand at Centennial Park was run from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and had a lot more business. In all, we provide a service to the players and fans. Stop by this Sunday for more ball going on. The kids are just happy to play and have something to do. Some of the teams that play, their schools don't have fall football or any other sport!
I'm not sure what "Trick or Treating" will be around the area this Halloween, but the Dodgeville Area Chamber of Commerce is planning to hold their "Trunk or Treat" again this year beginning and ending in the courthouse parking lot just outside the Dodgeville Chronicle office. This year's event will be on October 24th. There will be a specific one-way route that will start on the south side of the courthouse parking lot near the Plymouth Congregational Church. It will take you down and around nearby streets and end on the north side of the courthouse parking lot. Trunks will be socially distanced along the route. Marks are required. Goodies will be handed out by participants with a gloved hand. Prizes will be awarded for: Best Facemask and for 1st, 2nd and 3rd best trunk. Contact the Chamber at 935-9200 for questions and to enter.
High School football begins this Friday night with pretty much all the area teams we cover playing. Some teams have opted to play in the spring though. We hope the season can come off as expected with no COVID stoppages or delays. The kids need the interaction and need to have socialability! There is limited capacity for most sporting events, so a photo like the above one isn't what you'll see this season of fans socializing.

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