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Take Blizzard Challenge at Lapham Peak

Nov. 21, 2012

The Friends of Lapham Peak announce this year's Blizzard Challenge fundraising effort.

Currently, 1.5 kilometers of the cross-country ski trail system is capable of being covered with manmade snow. The Friends hope to expand that length of trail, as well as upgrade the snowmaking equipment. Some Blizzard donors (previous contributors of $1,000 or more) have pledged to match donations up to a total of $10,000


. Donations can be made by sending a check to; Friends of Lapham Peak, Blizzard Challenge, W329 N846 Highway C, Delafield, WI 53018, or online at

Partially as a result of the snowmaking capability a successful school age ski program has been started for children ages 6 through high school. Despite the lack of natural snow last winter, more than 90 children took advantage of the 6- to 12-year-old instructional program, and 40 children were members of the middle and high school teams that trained and competed as the Peak Nordic ski team. Additionally nearly 100 skiers took advantage of free ski lessons each Tuesday evening.

For more information, call (262) 646-3025.

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Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

German Christmas Market: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 27-28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 29, Downtown Oconomowoc, 100 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc. Features more than 30 outdoor vendor huts, indoor retail vendors, huge fire pit for gatherings, heated tents with music and German food plus indoor bier garten serving German beer, fresh gluhwein and other food and drinks. There will also be a heated Santa for photos and gingerbread decorating for kids.

Friday Live: 2:30 p.m. Nov. 27, Bucky’s Lakeside Pub and Grill, N50 W35016 Wisconsin Ave., Okauchee. Features Augie’s Blues Explosion.


Ichiro Suzuski Solo Acoustic Guitar: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 28, Mama Ds Coffee, 104 W. Main St., Wales. 

Joe Hite: 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Ward’s House of Prime — Delafield, 515 Wells St., Delafield.

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