Racine & Me: Party on the Pavement, Southside Historic District Tour, Lucypawlooza Fundraiser

On this episode of Racine & Me, we start by discussing Racine's "Party on the Pavement" event, which is in it's 14th year. This go-round, more than ten thousand people are expected to hit Main Street in downtown Racine. Doors are open to all the stores, bars and restaurants for the public to check out from 11:30AM-7PM. There's a beer and wine tent, car show, lots of vendors, great shopping and live music. You won't want to miss it. Details can be found here: http://www.racinedowntown.com/downtown-racine-events/party-on-the-pavement/

Next, for the 41st year, Preservation Racine is holding its Southside Historic District Tour. If you've ever seen a beautiful old home or building and wondered what the story was behind it, here's your chance to find out! The group will be leading guided tours through more than a dozen buildings, including some residential homes that are rarely opened up to the public. Details on the tour can be found here: http://www.preservationracine.org/2016-tour.htm

And finally, a few years back, specific breeds of dogs, including pit bulls were not adopted out at some local shelters. Bethany and Darin Zimple were the driving force behind changing that, and they had no idea. Bethany fell in love with a pit bull mix named Lucy. She was able to talk a shelter director out of putting the dog to sleep...and allowed her to adopt the dog. Because of Lucy's excellent behavior, shelters, including the Wisconsin Humane Society will now adopt these dogs out, saving thousands of dog lives every year. For the past four years, the Zimples have held a fundraiser in her honor, raising money for WHS. This year the event is Sept. 26th from 11-8pm at Route 20 Outhouse. For $20 ticket, you get 3 beers/drinks and a plate of mostaccioli. 

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