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Monticello Lions to hold Spring Fling
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MONTICELLO - The Monticello Lions Club is preparing for their fourth annual Spring Fling. This year's event is slated for May 19 at the Montesian Park in Monticello.

The Booster Club kickball tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Those interested in entering a team for the tournament should contact Carolyn Schwartzlow at 608-938-2736 or From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Monticello Chamber of Commerce will host its fourth annual car show. Its auction will be in the entertainment tent at 9 p.m.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monticello Ford and Ford Motor Company will host Drive 4 UR School in the high school parking lot. Anyone 18 and older with a valid driver's license is invited to test drive a new Ford vehicle. Ford will donate $20 per person to the Monticello FCCLA. Along with helping the FCCLA, drivers will also be entered to win an autographed football signed by Aaron Rodgers. The Monticello Fire Department's pulled pork dinner will be at the fire station from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bouncy house will be up from noon until 8 p.m.

Live music in the entertainment tent begins with The Jimmy's, who will play from 3 to 7 p.m. Super Tuesday will wrap up the festivities from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Deep-fried goodies will be available for purchase throughout the day from the Monticello Lions Club, including cheese curds. The Monticello High School Spanish Club will also have a concession stand.

Proceeds will go toward park and lake improvements. Anyone interested in helping in any way may contact Jerry Wettach at 608-293-0336. Village-wide garage sales are all weekend.