The 3rd annual SummerPalooza event was held around the Capitol Square on Saturday, June 13. SummerPalooza was created during our club’s Centennial year as a celebration to kickoff the summer season, getting all kinds of people and families to look forward to this annual event.
Photo 1: Dave Johnson (left) and Tim Stadelman carrying the Rotary banner in the parade; Photo 2: John Bonsett-Veal and Deb Gilpin
We had over 25 Rotarians volunteer during the day, and a parade was held around the Capitol Square at noon. Our thanks to Deb Gilpin and Bryan Chan for coordinating the planning for this year’s event and to John Bonsett-Veal for serving as photographer and videographer.
Photo 1: Bryan Chan with his son; Photo 2: Stan Kitson (second from left) with Museum staff; Photo 3: Floyd Rose
Photo 1: Dick Lovell; Photo 2: Monique Scher and Karen Kendrick-Hands; Photo 3: Steve Goldberg, Oscar Mireles, Pat Jenkins and Tim Stadelman
Photo 1: Highlight from parade; Photo 2: Paul Riehemann (right); Photo 3: Kris Ashe (right)
Photo 1: Ted Waldbillig (left); Photo 2: Angela & Jeff Bartell; Photo 3: Oscar Mireles (left)
–submitted by Juli Aulik, Ellsworth Brown and Paul Riehemann
It was picture perfect weather for our second annual SummerPalooza held on Saturday, June 14th on the Capitol Square. We had 2007 people enjoy free admission to the Madison Children’s Museum and outside activities for children, including crafts, a bounce house and a dunk tank. A parade around the Capitol Square started at noon, and we had 300 participants in the parade with 1000+ viewers. Shown on the next page are photo highlights. Our thanks to Steve Goldberg and Deb Gilpin for organizing this year’s event and to 45+ Rotary volunteers who helped make it another great event!
From left: Steve Goldberg, Renee Moe, Deb Gilpin, Lester Pines, Regina Millner and Roberta Gassman
Photo 1: Renee Moe with her children Nora and Nick; Photo 2: Tim Stadelman and Karen Kendrick-Hands
From left: Deb Gilpin, James Tye, Michelle McGrath, Mike Kosolcharoen and Steve Goldberg
(Photo 1: Tim Stadelman winding up for the pitch; Photos 2 & 3: Mike Kosolcharoen takes a dunk in the tank!)
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It was a picture perfect day for our club’s inaugural SummerPalooza event on the Capitol Square! There was music and entertainment outside of the Madison Children’s Museum and free admission to the museum throughout the day. A parade started at noon and looped around the Capitol Square.
We had 39 Rotary volunteers and 20 BMO Harris Bank volunteers who helped out during the event. There were 16 community grant organizations and 14 other groups that participated in our parade. The Madison Children’s Museum welcomed 3,187 guests inside the museum which is a record number for the museum.
It is estimated that the event drew 4,000 attendees, 300 parade participants, and there were about 2,000 additional people watching the parade on the square.
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It was a success on many levels, and we thank Steve Goldberg for chairing the planning committee within our club, and thanks also to all of our volunteers.
Our thanks to the following sponsors for making the event possible: BMO Harris, MGE Foundation and UW Health & Unity Health Insurance.