Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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As it has for the last 18 years, Art on the Kinni (AOK), will again fill the White Pathway and Heritage and Veterans parks with a multitude of artistic expressions. The River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB) sponsored event will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. According to CAB board member, Sue Bridwell Beckham, "Last year the art fair had 57 juried artists. This year 71 have been accepted, including the four 'budding artists.'" "This year the pathway will be bursting at the seams with artists," said CAB board President and AOK co-chair, Steve Preisler.
Rounding out the busy first weekend of September is the inaugural year of Bacon Bash and the last Car Cruz-In of the season. Both events will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept.
Numerous River Falls Municipal Utility customers headed down to City Hall on Thursday, Aug. 8 for a free lunch of hot dogs, watermelon, corn on the cob and ice cream. The customer appreciation event also featured educational booths, face painting, live music and more. Look for more photos in the Aug. 15 edition of the Journal.
When the first clue went up at 9 a.m. Friday, July 12, River Falls Days medallion hunters took off on foot, bike and in cars to be the lucky ones to score the prize money -- $200 or $250 with a River Falls Days button
Runners lined up early and in a slight drizzle for the annual River Falls Days 10K, 2mile and 1K races on Saturday morning.
Large crowds lined Main, Division and Second streets during the annual River Falls Days parade.
Each year as the River Falls Days parade draws near, the parade route gets littered with caution tape, tarps, blankets, and lawn chairs. This year was no exception, with the first spot claimed sometime on Sunday...a whole five days prior to the popular event. And while the “spot saving” is quaint, some people can take it to an extreme — blocking off huge tracts of public property so that each member of the party can be cur
On Thursday afternoon, the carnival and food tents were being set-up in the area of Second and Locust streets and Second and Spring streets for the annual River Falls Days celebration.
Below is a partial listing of events for River Falls Days, held July 11-14. A complete schedule of events and registration forms can be found at the chamber website, www.rfchamber.com , click on "River Falls Days." Printed event schedules will be available in the upcoming Buyer's Guide and next week's Journal. For more information about River Falls Days -- July 11-14 -- call the chamber office at 715-425-2533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Thursday, July 11 --The crowning of the 2013 River Falls Royal Ambassadors at 7 p.m. at the River Falls High School.
When River Falls Days kicks at the end of the week, an army of volunteers will descend to make the event run smoothly. Heading up all those volunteers will be the Linehan family, Steve and Patsy, along with their adult children, Tina, Alan and his wife Amanda, and Tony, all of whom live in the River Falls area. Patsy and Steve said that they first started volunteering for River Falls Days in the downtown area in the late 1970s or early 1980s.