Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spend a Day in Milton on October 22nd!

On October 22, 2011, plan to spend the entire day in Milton. Start by participating in the Dash for the Splash hosted by the Goodrich Square Steering Committee to benefit the Goodrich Square Splash Park. The 1-mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 8:15 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9:00 a.m. Registration will be held from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in the South Goodrich Park Pavilion, near the intersection of High Street and Parkview Drive, where the splash park will be located.

Registration for the event has been extended to October 17, 2011. Registration forms are available on the City’s website ( and at City Hall (430 E. High Street). The cost is $15 for one person, $25 for two people, or $40 for a family. Each participant will receive a Dash for the Splash t-shirt. Extra t-shirts can be purchased for $8 each, and additional donations will also be accepted. There will be nine age divisions. First, Second, and Third places males and females in each division will receive a medal.

After the Dash for the Splash, stop by Crossridge Park where the Parks & Recreation Commission will be holding their Annual Crossridge Park Seed Pick. The commission will start at Rotary Gardens in Janesville at 9 a.m., and come back to Milton at 10 a.m. to pick at the Crossridge Park Prairie.

Seed collection is typically done by hand, but some people find scissors/snips helpful. Wear clothes that are appropriate for walking in tall grasses and dress for the weather. Garden or leather gloves are helpful when collecting the seed. Also consider bringing sunscreen and a bottle of water.

The prairie seed collected will be utilized in various locations throughout the City to reduce mowing costs. The prairie grasses and flowers also create a beautiful, natural landscape with plants native to Wisconsin. Those who participate can also take seed home for use on their own property.

Stop by Gophers at The Caddy Shack to have lunch during the first Bash for the Splash from noon to 4 p.m. to raise money for the Goodrich Square Splash Park. Gophers will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from food and beverage sales. Participants in the Dash for the Splash who wear their event t-shirts to Gophers during the event will receive a free round of mini golf. Bob Johnson will also be coordinating an auction of a variety of items that will be held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. In addition, Gophers will debut their Splash Burger, and $1.00 of each burger sold will be donated to the Goodrich Square Splash Park.