By Caitlin Bittner
On Aug. 21, the Prairie du Chien Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Prairie du Chien Fire Department and the Great River Peddlers, will host a night of fishing, canoeing, food and fun.
“This is the third year of the event,” said Parks and Rec director Mike Ulrich, who is excited about how much the event has grown over the years. “We try to tweak it a little every year.”
The Hook & Ladder program, which is compiled of the above three organizations, plans for the event to begin at 5:30 p.m. and continue until 7, offering educational advice on canoeing and fishing. “Instructors will be there to help people, so no matter your age or level of experience, everyone will be able to have fun,” added Ulrich.
“It’s kind of a sampler program so people might be able to try out something they’ve never done before, or use it as a way to learn in a safe environment,” Ulrich explained.