‘Old Man Winter’ is here to stay
Winter is here. Everything is ice-covered, and yours truly is staying in for the immediate future. From past experience, I’ve learned that many times, when I fall down, bones break. So for the time being, until things are salted and sanded, I’m staying inside.
Now let’s get on to something coming up that will be a celebration of winter. The Kewaunee Ambulance is putting on its first annual “Pushin’ the Cushion,” Jan. 21 at Haney Park in Kewaunee, across from Immanuel Lutheran Church. It will feature races with a chair on skis. Teams of three, one in the chair and the other two pushing him or her, will compete for prizes. The cost is $25 per team with 100 percent payout.
Food and refreshments, with Tina LeLou’s famous booyah, burgers and drinks will be available for purchase. Registration runs from 11 a.m. to noon. The races begin at 12:15 p.m., and you have to be at least 21 years old to take part.
There will be first, second and third place prizes, as well at best-dressed prizes. No carry-ins are allowed, and it also includes DJ Witt. If you have any questions, please call Deb Pribek at 920-255-1436.
I am planning to be a part of it. The Witcpalek girls talked me in to riding in the chair while they push. I told them only if they promise not to tip me over. Also, I think a ‘bubble wrap’ suit would be a good idea, just in case.
So come on up to Haney Park in Kewaunee and support the Kewaunee Ambulance in this first annual event. I promise it will be a good time had by all. See you there.
In a change of subject, how about the Packers? The team certainly came together against the Giants, after a rather shaky start in the first half. Two quick touchdowns at the end of the first half got them rolling, and they continued on in the second half to win by 25 points. Way to go Pack!
It will be a challenge this week, without Jordy Nelson, who took a cheap shot to the ribs from a Giants player last Sunday. He has a couple of fractured ribs and probably won’t play Sunday. Broken ribs are painful. I’ve been through that after a car accident. And you know, if he does play, the Cowboys will be after him.
Against Dallas, I hope they get on track right away. Don’t let the Cowboys start strong. That means the defense will have to be vigilant from the start. It’s a tall order, but the green and gold seems to be reaching its peak at the right time, we hope.
Have a great week everyone!
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: 'Old Man Winter' is here to stay