FIRST EVER BELOIT MILLAPALOOZA A SUCCESS
BELOIT – The rains held out, the temperatures were great and with every new event, an added group of people showed up for the first ever Millapalooza event held in downtown Beloit on Saturday. From a bike race, poker run, 86 registered Mitcarllshow,ty chalk art challenge, art and wine walk and a street dance, there was always something going on for everyone to enjoy.
A kids pit stop was full of fun activities throughout the day and the paint a truck event and bounce house were popular spots for the children to hang out at.
Emergency acksmith and corn shelling demonstrations held the crowd captive and numerous food vendors and a flea market booths gave everyone options on shopping opportunities.
The Millapalooza board members of Chamber of Commerce Directer Julia Rabe, Chad Lorenz, Mandy Fincham, Gretchin Staples, Andrea LePon, Jesse Benedick, Jessalee Kelley, Catrina Wilson, Kyle Peterson and Lacy Wichers meshed events together for a community event that they hope to continue each year in Beloit.
“We had so many people come alongside us as we planned events and we could never say thank you enough to the community for believing in this event, supporting it, coming out for the day of fun and making the first ever Millapalooza a huge success,” said Rabe. " VY ' e are all completely thrilled ?writh how everything turned nut and can' t wait for next year.'' I' en Plasma cud trophies made by Amanda Slote at Finn- Kool , distributed to the Millapalon ' La Car Show
Winners included: \k holly Chrome - Kent
Stud t with his 1931 Ford
Model A You Wish You had - Kenneth Meier w l his 1958 Chevy Impala Fresh of ' ! ' the "Trailer -
Cole Thomas with his 1971
Chevy Camaro Dail y [)river - Bill Hill with is 1972 Chev y Monte
Carlo Cherr y - Steve Brown
ith his 1962 Chevy Nova
Your Dad Wished he had - P.1 Gars[ v' his 1955 Chevy Nomad Custom Dime - Mike and
Gene Pestinger with his 1929 I- ' orcl Roadster Looks Like a hot Wheels - Brandon Stillwell wl his 1967 Chevy C'10
Totally Upgraded Rick y & Til 'Rlny Putman w,r their 1932
Ford 3 ??-indotiv Coupe Shine So Bri g ht - Brian Stillwell wl his 1967 Cher%y
Artist created trophies by Rinaldo' s Blacksmith Shop, Franks Rod and Custom and
Calico Jax Closet were
presented to: Kids Choice - Braxton Logan wl ' his 2010 Jr Dragster Entries Choice - Jim
Witcher w l his 1964 Chevy
Malibu SS Peop les Choice - Don Brown vwl his 1955 Chevy 2dr 1-Iardtop
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in Wednesdays edition of the Beloit Call