The organizers of the Main Event at Old Main in Galesville, Wis. are planning a Saturday jam-packed with arts, games, food and a tug-of-war.
All this happens from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and includes a chance to win tickets for the Packers-Vikings game Oct. 23. "Pulling Together" is the theme for the annual fundraiser to complete the restoration of historic Old Main on the Gale College campus in Galesville.
Major prizes being raffled include six Packers-Vikings tickets, a dinner cruise on the La Crosse Queen and cash. New this year is a tug-of-war competition with classes for men, women and co-ed teams.
Music starts at 10:30 a.m. with Ed Wilber and continues with a performance by the Kleinsmen Band from noon to 2 p.m. There will be old-fashioned games, races, clowns and crafts. Sack races, face painting, drawings and a family mini tug-of-war will be from 1 to 3 p.m.
Homemade pies and ice cream will be served all afternoon.
Local quilting group Sew Together will show quilts, wood carver Marc Te Ronde will display carvings, and Donna Portner of Galesville will demonstrate painting. There will also be 29 new poster-sized photographs from the collection "Trempealeau County 1976 - Images at the Bicentennial" by Wade Britzius.
Old Main is to become a repository for local history and genealogy. Volunteers building a digital inventory of artifacts will discuss the project in the History and Genealogy Library. The entire building will be open for touring, including the third-floor auditorium and its newly acquired Steinway piano.
For more information, go to www.oldmain.org.