Prairie du Chien has made quite a celebration out of dropping a carp on New Year’s Eve for the past 16 years. Carpfest, as it’s affectionately tagged, is weeks long, leading up to the official turn of the calendar.
A carp coloring contest is complete and winners were recognized Monday, including Leola Ledesma, Kaydence Comer, Zackkary Suthers. A total of 54 entries were submitted in three age groups.
The bulk of the Carpfest activities begin Monday, Dec. 26, and take place the week before the new year. the schedule includes:
•Monday, Dec. 26—Euchre tournament, city hall, 1-4 p.m.; family open gym, swim, rec room, Hoffman Hall, 1-4 p.m.
•Tuesday, Dec. 27—Bowling party, Leisure Time, 12-3 p.m.; family open gym, swim, rec room, Hoffman Hall, 1-4 p.m.
•Wednesday-Friday, Dec.28-30—Family open gym, swim, rec room, Hoffman Hall, 1-4 p.m.