June 9-12, 2011 – Sparta, WI VISIT US ONLINE! http://www.spartabutterfest.com/ and on Facebook.
Butterfest is excited to bring you so many events: The greatest fest food, Exciting Rides & Games, Art/Craft/Flea market, Spartafest Poker Run/Ride, Lumberjack Shows, Great Entertainment and Bands, The Freezers on Friday, The Pat Watters Band on Sat, and Bob & the Beachcombers on Sunday, A Wonderful Car Show, Butterfest Royalty, Miss Sparta Pageant, Parade on Sunday, Men’s Hockey Tournament , Quilt Show, Softball Tournament, Sparta Stampede Run/Walk Firemen’s Water Fights, and the famous Milking Contest to just mention a few….
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June 9-12, 2011 – Sparta, WI VISIT US ONLINE! http://www.spartabutterfest.com/ and on Facebook.
Murder Mystery Weekends January 2011 Thru April 2011
We offer many different themes of Murder Mystery packages (see below) as an extra feature of a night’s stay at this elegant bed and breakfast. No, we don’t actually kill somebody. It’s our Murder Mystery Weekends where guests participate in solving a fictional murder. You’ve always wanted to find out “who dun it”, so come and find out…and don’t be too surprised if it’s you!
Friday & Saturday Murder Mystery
Get a group of your friends, family, co-workers for great time at the inn. If you’re interested in planning a murder mystery weekend, give us a call at 888-594-FVBB.
Come spend a Friday and Saturday night with us, your friendly hostess will guide you through the game. As the game starts, you will receive your script and clues. Prove your innocence and solve the mystery in fun and laughter. Come gather your friends (or associates in crime as it were!). Our murder mystery weekend includes two nights’ accommodations, full breakfast each morning, individual Murder Mystery packets, and a 4-course Murder Mystery dinner served Saturday evening– salad, soup,
and entrée of Italian, wine, & dessert. Gather your friends, dress your part, and get set for a fantasy getaway you’ll never forget! We will top off the evening with the solution to the mystery.
About two weeks prior to your mystery, you will receive your character information and costume suggestions in the mail.
Incredible value $258-$298. Perfect for unique romantic getaways! The price of the two-night weekend will vary depending on the amenities of the guest room you choose.
2011 Couples Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party
Couples…do you have a group of people who know each other? We have put together a Couples’ Murder Mystery one-night stay slumber party. This is for a group of 8 people;
This package includes the mystery, a four-course dinner, one-night accommodations, and a full breakfast. Come, laugh, and create memories! The price is $90 plus taxes per Person.
2011 Ladies Only Murder Mystery Slumber Party
We have put together a Ladies’ Murder Mystery Weekend slumber party, with no men allowed. This is for a group of 8 ladies.
“A Chocolate-covered Killing”
“Bump Off at the Beauty Shop”
This includes the mystery, four-course dinner, one night’s accommodations (2 ladies per room), and a full breakfast. Come, laugh, and create memories! The price is $90 plus taxes per lady.
Sign up early & reserve the room or suite of your choice, the seasons fill up fast!
608-366-1427 ~ 888-594-FVBB Call with any questions
The Franklin Victorian Bed and Breakfast in Sparta, Wisconsin was selected the third year in a row as Best of the Midwest and Great Lakes category in the annual Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards, 2010-2011!
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Available for any room or suite on your next overnight stay!
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Saturday, May 15
9 am- 3 pm
- Military Equipment & Demonstrations
- Camouflage Face Painting
- Interactive Marksmanship Gallery
- Personalized Dog Tags
- Narrated Installation Bus Tours
Refreshments Available for Purchase
…Much, Much, More!
Free admission & Parking. Located off Hwy. 21 between Sparta & Tomah, Wi. Enter at Gate 15 & follow signs. For more information, call 608-388-2407 or visit www.mccou.army.mil
The Benrud Family Church committee was re-organized and has held two meetings since the successful move and remodel of the Norwegian Evangelical Church, known as the Little White Church on Water Street in Sparta, Wisconsin, to Norskedalen. The Benrud family worked with Morrow Homes of Sparta, owner of the former church, who donated it to the Benrud family, who in turn has donated it to Norskedalen.
Following the successful move of the former church in July to the Norskedalen grounds, the church was put back together, and the remodeling is complete, except for the painting of the new cedar siding, which will happen in the spring.
The committee, consisting of representatives of Norskedalen and representatives of the Benrud family, has met twice to oversee the completion of the project. Due to the continued generosity of the Benrud family, there was enough funds beyond the initial $152,000 required for the move and remodel, and the $80,000 endowment given to Norskedalen for the perpetual care of the building, to add furnishings to the inside of the chapel. At the first meeting in September, a pulpit and pastor’s chair was donated by a Benrud family member. Further work has resulted in the donation of at least one pulpit. The chapel remodeler, Alan Arnold, donated a simple wooden altar back and the committee is overseeing the completion of an altar that will be a close replica of the original. Pictures and descriptions of the inside and outside of the original Little White Church have allowed the committee and the Benrud family to restore the appearance of the original to the extent possible. The Trinity Lutheran Church (the church that began with the Little White Church in Sparta) had preserved some of the original pews – they have donated these pews and others are being built as replicas for the chapel. Trinity has also generously donated the original pump organ.
The committee has finalized the name and presented it to the Norskedalen board who has accepted it: it will be known as the Benrud Little White Chapel. Donations that were made to specific projects as part of the 19 year Benrud family quest to build a church at Norskedalen will be designated with plaques on the appropriate item, e.g. windows, steeple, door, display units, etc. Even though the estimated costs may have differed from the previous fundraising campaign, the donors will be recognized for their generosity if they donated the full designated amount. Many of the final actual costs, e.g. windows, were actually higher because the Benrud family chose to create replicas of the original.
Our committee will work with the property committee to complete the landscaping and to add other furnishings as donations make this possible. The chapel windows and doors were decorated by co-chair, Ruth Amundson, for Christmas and the chapel will be available by early spring for visitors. Committee member, David Amundson, has been photographing this incredible project throughout the process – the committee is very indebted to him for his ongoing work. A very special thank you goes to Curt Benrud for his hundreds of hours and miles in making this project happen. Curt is currently working on coordinating the reconstruction of pews and with fulfilling the Norskedalen decision to use wood heat rather than the original proposed and funded gas heat and air conditioning. We also with to thank committee member, Tip Bagstad, who has continued to work on the final Benrud Little White Chapel, as well as to support the efforts of the Benrud family in their quest of the past 19 years.
Finally, all are invited to the dedication of the Benrud Little White Chapel that will take place on Sunday morning, August 1. Questions, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-745-4362.
Annual torchlight ski Event will be held Sat. Jan. 9.
There will be cross-country skiing and night sky viewing from dusk to 9pm.
Star gazers can view the night sky through the telescope of local astronomers Bob Hershey and John Heasley.
There is an indoor warming area at the park office where there will be hot chocolate, snacks and conversation.
A State Park vehicle admission sticker is required.
For more information, call Wildcat Mountain State Park (608) 337-4775, located 3 miles east of Ontario on Hwy. 33.
A complete list of Candlelight Skis and Hikes in Wisconsin State Parks, Forests and Trails is available on the DNR Web site: http://dnr.w i.gov/org/caer/ce/news/candlelight.htm.
Thank you to all who order Holiday Gift Certificates from The Franklin Victorian B&B with our Promotion 2009, it was overwhelming and we hope that people you gave them to will enjoy there stay with us in 2010.
We would love to know what type of 2010 Specials and Packages you would like us to develop, so send us an email and give us suggestions.
We hope you all have a great New Year and be safe when putting Christmas away for another year….they just keep going faster and faster.
Can’t wait to see and meet our new 2010 guests and the return of friendly faces!