Colors of Kendall 2013
Read all about it!! Here is a concise look at this year’s festivities written by our own Sally Dana.
This year’s Colors of Kendall festival on October 12 is gearing up for a full day, with three local authors, two sets of actors, and one home winery tour. The Trail Depot is festival central, with music, vendors, food, Carlton Peterson’s handmade canoe, face-painting, pioneer games for kids sponsored by the local history room, and an art auction benefit for local artist Judi Pulaski.
The Autumn Ridge Driving Tour map has several stops just blocks from downtown Kendall, including a painter, “sheep to shawl” demonstrations including live sheep, morning tours of Kustom Kut Laser’s art and tools in the industrial park along Highway 71, and relaxation with Lee Wyttenbach’s new wine. Murray Dairy with goat lotion and soap, and Dave Woodworth’s hot rod collection, will be hosting again, along with a historical Salute to Veterans at St. Luke’s country church.
If you dream of publishing a book, come visit in the trail greenway with Kevin and Patsy Alderson, who recently published Letters to Sarah, from a civil war soldier, or with T.M. Vernier, author of Feckenmeyer’s Mailbox which begins the Dick Smith crime series. Returning again are the Dead Men Talking actors, relating tales of Kendall and the train history under the direction of Indomitable Pluck author Karen Parker.
The focal point of the day is an art auction at 2:00 pm in the gazebo of Central Park, near the Depot. Artists who have studied at Judi Pulaski’s rural painting studio, or know Judi’s outgoing positive attitude, have donated their work to help with costs of Judi’s upcoming kidney transplant. She is currently on dialysis, and volunteer drivers take her to LaCrosse three days a week.
Come get a ride down the bike trail and through the tunnel, complete with train history narrated by Dave Heilman, but note that the first group loads in town at 7:45 am and the last at 9:30 am. There are plenty of kids activities this year with the highlighted pioneer games plus a spin paint option, bowling at Thunder Alleys, and sawdust pile at Kickback Bar and Grill. And any adult who can’t stand all the excitement can claim a seat at the euchre tourney which John Cox is organizing at Hidden Inn.
8:00-9:30 Bike Trail Tours
9:00-11:30 Tours at Kustom Kut Laser
9:00 Leroy Peterson’s Music
10:00 -2:00 Pioneer Games for Kids
10:00-1:00 Julie Patchouli’s Music
10:30 St. Luke’s Salute to Veterans (rural)
11:00 Dead Men Talking actors at the Depot
11:00 and 12:30 Spin Paint for Kids
12:00 Dead Men Talking
12:00 Sawdust Pile at Kickback
1:00 St. Luke’s Salute to Veterans (rural)
1:00 Bowling at Thunder Alleys
1:00 Euchre Tourney at Hidden Inn
1:00 Jim Goebel Music
1:00 Kevin Alderson, Letters to Sarah
1:30 T.M. Vernier, Feckenmeyer’s Mailbox
2:00 Art Auction at the Gazebo
3:00 Last chance for vendor booths