It’s been anything but business as usual for downtown Rhinelander stores this summer. But one annual event scheduled for this week Wednesday may bring some normalcy back to area.
Redikulous Dae runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. downtown. Many south Brown Street businesses will participate with in-store sales, but most vendors will have booth spaces on the recently completed north Brown Street, according to organizer Jim Hext. See the Aug. 7 Star Journal for ads from participating businesses.
The Rhinelander District Library is also offering shoppers a place to cool off after shopping. Library Director Virginia Roberts says they will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and visitors will have a chance to win a crazy coupon, a bottle of water or some other redikulus item and the opportunity to check the library out.
Additionally, a children’s book sale will take place during Redikulus days downtown. The new books will be sold at Redikulus prices. Proceeds will benefit the Food for the Mind Program at area food pantries. The program encourages children to read or keep reading by getting books in their hands that they can keep and call their own, according to sale organizer, Joan Belongia. Food for the Mind is part of the Alpha Eta chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma, a group of area women educators.
Downtown parking is available in the lots between Brown and Courtney Streets or in the parking lot behind McDonald’s on Pelham. For more information and parking maps, visit DowntownRhinelander.com.