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Village-wide Open House set for May 12
in conjunction with Apple Blossom and Folk Festivals
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The Gays Mills Open House is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 and most businesses in the village have announced they will again be participating.

Each business has chosen its own hours and activities for the day. Some are still in the planning stages.

Here’s what we know now. The Marketplace will have an in-store drawing and other activities in combination with a Mother’s Day Weekend Event being run with Viroqua radio station WKPO in which three $50 gift certificates will be offered.

Royal Bank of Gays Mills will offer refreshments during their regular Saturday hours from 8 to 11 a.m.

The Village Greenhouse will run a drawing and invites everyone to visit them on Mother’s Day Weekend. Don’t forget mom.

Showen Excavating, All-County Signs, the Kickapoo Stump Dodger Campground and Event Center will have on open house at their building at 303 Main Street. As in past open houses, the Showens, friends and employees will be grilling out in the yard next to the building. There will be a drawing as well with some weekend passes to the Stump Dodger Bash scheduled for June 29 and 30 as the grand prize and lots of other prizes as well.

Halver’s Town Tap will run an Open House Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. with a drawing for door prizes. Halver’s will also have DJ Jason Knoble on hand for your entertainment from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sharon’s Red Apple Inn will be offering some special menu items.

At the recently completed Gays Mills Mercantile Center, Designs by Denise and Lana’s Family Hair Care will offer 20 percent off all their hair care and beauty products. The beauticians are also running a drawing. The beauty shop is open from 9 a.m. to noon.

Down the hall from the beauty shop, Studio Noveau Photography will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with refreshments.

Barber Robert E. another Gays Mills Mercantile Center business will offer refreshments from 9 a.m. to noon to celebrate the opening of his new barbershop.

The Crawford County Independent and Kickapoo Scout also has big plans for the open house and will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The newspaper will be celebrating six awards it received form the Wisconsin Newspaper Association this year by mounting them on the wall of the new office. There will refreshments and some of the staff and columnists will be on hand to meet and talk with readers.

Stay tuned for more Gays Mills Open House developments to be announced in next week’s edition of the Independent-Scout.

There’s lots to do at this year’s Gays Mills Spring Festival and while you’re out enjoying the folk festival, rodeo or antique tractor pull stop by the businesses and take in their open house activities.