Playground Fair 2012!

The 2012 Children’s week is in full swing in Appleton, but there is plenty of time to get into all the events surrounding this wonderful event.  At Latitude 44 Apartments you will find a different atmosphere from that of most apartment complexes, our community is focused on families. L44 knows the importance of healthy youth development and that why we want to share that, July 22-28, 2012 is for celebrating the children of Appleton with Children’s Week! Show the children how special they are to their families, how city government connects to their everyday lives, and how important they are to the future of the city. This is a great week for the youth and families of Appleton! One of the highlights of the week was the Children’s Parade which was held on Wednesday July 25th. Do not worry there are still plenty of events for your family to participate in, in this years Children’s week!

The largest event of the Children’s Week in Appleton is the Appleton Parks and Recreation Playground Fair! This is a two day event with fun for the whole family and a chance for kids to just be kids. Each year the highlight of Children’s week in Appleton is the Playground Fair and this event has grown and is now held for two days during Children’s week. The Playground Fair is held at Pierce Park in Appleton. This two day event runs from 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Thursday July 26th and Friday July 27th, the two days ensure that all the youth of Appleton have a chance to make this wonderful event. Children’s week as a whole is all about celebrating the youth of our community in Appleton, but the Playground Fair is the grand finale of the week!

The Playground Fair is full of excitement for all ages. Attractions included at Pierce Park include carnival rides, a trackless train, a dunk tank, inflatable rides, bingo, food, prizes and much, much more. This is a huge and super fun event for all! This is a great opportunity to celebrate the youth of Appleton and let kids be kids! So take advantage of this great event and celebrate your youths by taking them to the Playground Fair at Piece Park this Thursday or Friday! For a full schedule of events for this years Children’s week follow the link: http://www.appleton.org/i/d/parks__recreation/Niki’s%20folder/ChildrensWeek2012Web.pdf

Now is the time to reserve your new home at Latitude 44 Apartments in North Appleton! It is these special attractions that make Appleton such a strong community and a great place to live and Latitude 44 is happy to become part of such a great community. So check back here often to find more FREE FAMILY FUN events!

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Kangaroostaurant – Cookery on Wheels!

Appleton is a great place to live and anyone who lives here will tell you just that. What makes Appleton great are the diverse attractions that are within minutes of each other. There is always something different happening and Latitude 44 being on Appleton’s north side, is becoming part of all the action. It is these unique shops and small businesses in the surrounding the area that make Appleton such a great place to call home. One of the most unique attractions that Appleton is home to is the Kangaroostaurant!

The Kangaroostaurant is a cookery on wheels. It travels around Appleton serving up all types of delicious food out of its mobile kitchen. The summer of 2011 was the Kangaroostaurant’s first appearance on the streets of Appleton and it has been serving up delicious, hot, and inexpensive food ever since. Many challenges had to be over come by the owners to even get this rig off the ground but it is a great feature to have roaming around the streets of the greater Appleton area.

The Kangaroostaurant is a local attraction that the residents of the Appleton area have fallen in love with. Great food, great people, and great service! The ever changing menu is just one of the great features of the Kangaroostaurant. The weeks’ menu and schedule can be found on the website: kangaroostaraunt.com. One of the reasons that the menu is ever changing is the fact that the Kangaroostaurant supports local farmers and growers to insure the freshest ingredients and try to help support other small businesses like themselves. Their local suppliers include: Red Barn Family Farms,Olden Produce, Carlena Farms , Venneford Farm Country Meats , Renard’s European Bakeshop, Arthur Bay Cheese Company, Jimmy J’s Razor Back Rib Sauce, Trust Local Foods, Rustic Kitchens , and Nami Moon Farms.

The Kangaroostaurant also buys a bulk of its ingredients from the Appleton Farmers Market. The Kangaroostaurant is a great local attraction that is proud to call Appleton home. Plans are in store to expand by setting up a larger home base with a sit in restaurant serving up the great dishes that the mobile unit has been doing for the past year!
Now is the time to reserve your new home at Latitude 44 Apartments in North Appleton! It is these special attractions that make Appleton such a strong community and a great place to live and Latitude 44 is happy to become part of such a great community. So keep your eye open and check the schedule to see when the Kangaroostaurant will make a stop near you!

Latitude 44 a Cypress Homes development – 920-734-2324

Be sure to check back to L44 Life or L44′s Facebook page for community updates!

Appleton Old Car Show & WVBO Classic Car Show/Cruise Night

Do you like FREE family fun? Do you or someone in your family like classic automobiles? If you said yes to either one, we have an event for you and your family. The Appleton Old Car Show is held each year the weekend after the Iola Old Car show. Just a few miles from the newest housing community in Appleton, Latitude 44, the Appleton Old Car Show is held at Pierce Park.

The car show and all activities on the grounds are FREE to Old Car enthusiasts and spectators, including youth activities. This is a great event to take the whole family! If you are an Old Car enthusiast who would like to enter your vehicle all you need to do is show up between 8am and 2pm the day of the event. There are no registration fees and each old car registered will receive the following: a 35th Annual Meet Dash Plaque (First 1100 entrants), opportunity to win one of over 35 trophies based on popularity vote in each class and registration for a FREE Miller Welder by raffle for car show owner participants (Winner must be present at time of drawing to win). The official entrance to the car show is located on the southwest corner of the intersection of Prospect and Pierce Streets.

Spectators enjoy FREE admission and youth activities! A variety of food and beverages will be available on the grounds prepared by the Appleton Fox-Cities Kiwanis as it is their major fund raiser. The food stand is located on the west side of the pavilion, and there are additional food and beverage stands located throughout the park. This is a great opportunity in the community for families and especially those who enjoy Old Cars!

If you are a real old car enthusiast do not miss the 18th Annual WVBO Classic Car Show & Cruise, held the day before the Appleton Old Car show! The 103.9 WVBO Classic Car Show & Cruise Night is always held the Saturday AFTER the Iola Car Show and JUST BEFORE the Appleton Old Car Show & Swap MeetThis is the perfect opportunity for car enthusiasts to enjoy a relaxed car show and an extremely popular Cruise down College Avenue in Appleton.

On Saturday, July 21th 2012 the MVBO Classic Car Show is held at Fox Valley Technical College. Exhibitors & Classic Cars set up and parking 1pm-3pm. The show is from 3pm-6:30pm with the cruise following at 6:30pm to Downtown Appleton on to College Avenue. These are two great events in the Appleton community, attend both and make it a weekend out with classic Cars, great                                                                                      food, and family fun!

Now is the time to reserve your new home at Latitude 44 Apartments in North Appleton!

Latitude 44 a Cypress Homes development, call: 920-734-2324 today!

Be sure to check back to L44 Life or L44′s Facebook page for community updates!

Appleton Building for Kids Children’s Parade

This year marks the fourth year of the Children’s Parade in downtown Appleton! This great family fun event is held just minutes from Appleton’s newest apartment community, Latitude 44. On Wednesday, July 25th we invite all families to take part in this great community event!

The Children’s Parade now in its fourth year of existence was just an idea that Dean Hunt the starter of the Downtown Appleton Farm Market, had one day while watching all the families enjoy his event downtown. Hunt, a native of Oshkosh, had been in a similar event as a child and thought that the children of Appleton could benefit from a parade that starred them! Jennifer Stephany, executive director of Appleton Downtown Inc. got word of his idea and the parade was born.

For the last four years the children of the Appleton community and Building for Kids have enjoyed the parade. In the first year there were approximately 500 participants and guests, but this year over 5,000 are expected! This parade gives the children of the community an opportunity to get creative and become stars of a parade. Many of the participants eagerly await the Children’s parade each year and spend hours making their own costumes! This is a great family fun event that the whole community benefits from. Last year the parade raised about $14,000 for the Building for Kids, primarily through sponsors such as Children’s Hospital and ThedaCare. This event is a way to build creativity, imagination and confidence in the youths of the Appleton area.

This year’s Appleton Building for Kids Children’s Parade will be held on July 25th at 6:00pm. The parade route starts at Houdini Plaza on downtown College Avenue and ends with a reception for families at City Park. Any child 12 & under is welcome to join in the parade, participating in the event is free but registration is required!  Call 734-3226 for more information or visit: www.buildingforkids.org.
Download 2012 Children’s Parade flyer for more details – join in the fun! This is great opportunity for the youths of the Appleton Community and we hope to see all of you there!

Now is the time to reserve your new home at Latitude 44 Apartments in North Appleton!

Latitude 44 a Cypress Homes development, call: 920-734-2324 today!

Be sure to check back to L44 Life or L44′s Facebook page for community updates!

Bret Younger Memorial Run

The Appleton community is always full of events and attractions for its residents and the surrounding communities and this weekend is no exception. This weekend Appleton North High School will be hosting the Bret Younger 10K & 5K run and the starting line is right at Latitude 44 Apartments!

This years run will feature three different races. A 10K run/walk, a 5K run/walk, and a kids ½ mile fun run. This is truly a family fun event, fun for all ages, and fun for all levels of competitors. The 10K run/walk course will wind through picturesque residential areas of Appleton, including 2 miles on the scenic Apple Creek Trail before heading back for a stadium finish at Appleton North High School! The 5K run/walk will start and finish with the 10K participants. This 3.1 mile course is perfect for all ages and skill level of runners. Plenty of water stations along both courses to help keep the runners going on strong! After the conclusion of the 10K run/walk there will be the Kids ½ mile fun run! It will take place on the Appleton North High School 400 meter outdoor track!

At the conclusion of kid’s fun run the awards will be presented. Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female participants in both the 5K and 10K. Awards will also be presented to the winner of each age group, age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc.

This is truly an event for all ages and for a great cause. This year’s proceeds will be going to support the Fox Cities YMCA LiveSTRONG program. Now is the time to get registered, race begins at 8:00 am on July 14th! Come out and show your support for your community at this year’s Bret Younger run, starting line located at the entrance to Latitude 44 Apartments!

Now is the time to reserve your new home at Latitude 44 Apartments in North Appleton!

Latitude 44 a Cypress Homes development, call: 920-734-2324 today!

Be sure to check back to L44 Life or L44′s Facebook page for community updates!

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers – Family Fun!

Looking for some family fun in the Fox Valley this Saturday? Why not head out to the ball park. This Saturday July 7th the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers will be facing off against the Kane County Cougars at Fox Cities Stadium. On top of watching your Milwaukee Brewers Class A affiliate, it is Meet a Story Book Princess night!

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers baseball organization has always been a great addition to the Appleton community. They bring the residents in the Fox Valley more than just baseball. This weekend is just one key example of how much they have to offer the surrounding community. With Meet a Story Book Princess night this Saturday, it is the perfect time to take the whole family out to the ball park. The kids will be able to meet their favorite character and even get photographs taken with them. This is truly great fun for the whole family!

In addition to Meet a Story Book Princess night, it is also Fly Away Saturday. Funjet vacations and Fox World Travel send one lucky fan home this and every Saturday with a pair of charter airline tickets! Registration is free and is located as you come in the gates at the stadium. This is truly a great evening for the whole family to enjoy with fireworks after the game! Maybe you missed out on one of the great fireworks displays around the area, but Fox 11 has you covered. After the conclusion of the game be sure to stick around and watch the amazing firework display right from your seat!

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers offer fun for the whole family this weekend with FireworksMeet a Story Book Princess night, and Fly Away Saturday. This is such a great opportunity for all the residents of the Appleton area. This weekend take the whole family to Fox Cities Stadium and enjoy some fun within our great community!

 

Gates open at 5:05 PM, with the first pitch going out at 6:35 PM!

Now is the time to reserve your new home at Latitude 44 Apartments in North Appleton!

Latitude 44 a Cypress Homes development, call: 920-734-2324 today!

Be sure to check back to L44 Life or L44′s Facebook page for community updates!

Festival Foods Fireworks

Independence Day marks the birth of our country and has always been a part of our summer festivities. In the Appleton community the largest celebration is held on the day before and Latitude 44 encourages all of Appleton’s residents to attend this free family fun event! The Festival Food Fireworks is more than just fireworks at dusk. The celebration for our country’s independence is held on July 3rd this year at Memorial Park.

The festivities begin at 5:00 pm and will continue well into the night concluding at 11 pm. This is a family friendly event and a chance for you to get out and to something together. There will be many booths and events set up for kids and adults alike. There will be music all evening leading up to the fireworks show. The world-class fireworks show will begin at dusk (approx. 9:20 pm)!

This event is brought to the Appleton area thanks to the Appleton Area Jaycees. They ask that you show your support and purchase food and beverages from their own food tent plus the other vendors on the grounds. This event is sponsored by Festival Foods, Community Credit Union, Associated Bank, and Famous Dave’s. Thanks to their support of this event and the Appleton Area Jaycees they are able to bring this family fun event to our local community.

Latitude 44 Apartments encourages all members of the community to come out and show your support of your Appleton Area Jaycees. This is a free family fun event! So pack up the family and attend this year’s Festival Foods Fireworks celebration!

Now is the time to reserve your new home at Latitude 44 Apartments in North Appleton!

Latitude 44 a Cypress Homes development

Call: 920-734-2324 today!

Be sure to check back to L44 Life or L44′s Facebook page for community updates!