Shrine game, parade overwhelming successIt was a cool crisp Saturday on Oct. 8 in River Falls with only a hint of rain clouds on the horizon.
RIVER FALLS--It was a cool crisp Saturday on Oct. 8 in River Falls with only a hint of rain clouds on the horizon.
And it was almost perfect weather for the Little East West Shrine Game sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club.
The weekend event is the main fundraiser for the Shrine Club, whose members annually seek donations to fund their primary mission of helping the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
It is also about the only place to be served bratwurst for breakfast. The Shrine Oasis began on Saturday morning prior to the parade with plenty of brats, coffee and rolls for units from all over the Midwest.
A Glenwood City youngster, Collin Schone, was chosen as the Grand Marshal of the parade. Schone and his family joined in the festivities on Saturday.
The event was being held in conjunction with the UW-River Falls Homecoming, so the Shrine parade with all of their units were joined by the several bands and units from the university students to make it
Also joining in the festivities was Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin 2011. Kaeppeler visited with the Zor Roadrunners and also had her picture taken at the game with the Shrine Parade Grand Marshal Schone.
The Little East West Game is held annually, and proceeds from tickets and advertising sold by the St. Croix Valley Shrine Club members benefits the Shriners Hospitals for Children.