The first week of June looks to be the week to celebrate in Muskego, and you can add another great event that's likely to start a new tradition on Pioneer Drive.
A ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the reconstruction of the historic street will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 9:45 a.m., with a 5K run and walk and block party to follow at 10 a.m. The Muskego Chamber of Commerce along with numerous area businesses are sponsoring the day-long event.
For those of you keeping score at home, that's the day after Jammin' on Janesville, and two days after Muskego's first farmers market (location is likely to be at Salentine) on Thursday.
Runners will race at 10 a.m. starting and ending in Veteran's Park, with walkers to follow shortly after. Awards will be presented at 11 a.m.
Runners wishing to register online before the race and also view a map of the race route. Race registration is $25/runner before May 1; $30 after May 1 and $35 on the day of the race. Teams of 10 or more can take $5 off each runner.
A street party "from Horn Brothers to Horn Field" will be from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., including music at Marx Pioneer Inn, food and drink, and street bowling.
In addition, there will be a display of the history of the area, which was once the red carpet from the rail line to the resorts on the lake back in the late 1800s and the first half of the 20th century.
If you're a business and would like to get in on sponsoring this event or helping out by donating or discounting needed products and services, visit the Muskego Chamber's website.
Proceeds will go toward holiday decor along Pioneer Drive for the annual Country Christmas Parade.