Celebrating 150 years of education, history and the arts in Western Wisconsin Ė thatís what the Main Event is all about on September 15 in Galesville. Live music, art, kids activities, food, ethnic dances, historic exhibits, and chances to win tickets for the Packer-Viking game at Lambeau Field - all of this will be on the agenda as the historic Old Main on the Gale College Campus in Galesville celebrates 150 years of existence.
From 10 am till 3 pm, there will be fun for the whole family. The Kleinsmen Band will perform from 11 am till 12:45, then the Winona International Folk Dance troupe will be on stage. At 1:30 there will be a re-enactment of the opening of the building in 1862 and free birthday cake will be served. Historical exhibits and a homemade pie and ice cream social will be on-going all day.
Major prizes being raffled include 4 Packer/Viking tickets, and cash prizes of $300, $200 and multiple $100 prizes. The live auction at 2:00 pm, and all-day silent auction feature many great prizes such as spa services and gift coupons from local businesses and restaurants, jewelry and much more. High quality regional art will be on display and for sale, and a retrospective exhibit from Galesvilleís own Gibby Rall will be hung on the second floor.
The whole building will be open for touring, including the third floor auditorium with itís wonderful 1915 Steinway piano.
The Main Event is held annually and is a major fundraiser for this non-profit community project. Attendees have the opportunity to see this majestic structure, review the progress that has been made, learn about local history and take part in fun-filled activities celebrating 150 years of local history.