There's a fundraiser this weekend that benefits two non-profits based in Rhinelander that often help each other.
The annual Harvest Hoedown is Saturday from noon until 6 p.m. at Woodpecker Bar & Grill west of Rhinelander on county highway "K".
The harvest-themed event benefits the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry and NATH/Frederick Place homeless shelter. There will be a pig roast, live music, line dancing,horse-drawn wagon rides, country store, pumpkin patches, face painting, and more, all geared toward a family event.
Northwoods Alliance For Temporary Housing Director Tammy Modic says they've also added a "Fill The Truck" activity, where they are looking for non-perishable food items and personal essentials to load onto a truck with the items split between the two organizations.
Modic says this is a unique fundraiser....
"....this is a true partnership between these two organizations. Often times we do overlap our clients and our residents, so it's a way someone can go to one fun family event and support two organizations..."
Guy Hansen from the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry....
"...it started as a two-fold purpose, one is to have a fall event for the people of the Rhinelander area. We started working with the Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce to have a nice fall family oriented event, as well as raise money for both organizations. It's worked well for both organizations. It's a fun event...."
All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the operations of the Food Pantry and NATH/Frederick Place. There is no admission charge.