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It’s lovely weather for a community sleigh ride

By Ginna Young

There are many things that have been canceled this year, but the Holiday Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride in Cadott, will go on. Sponsored by the Cadott Community Association (CCA) and Boettcher Family Farms, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 12, at 5 p.m.

“It’s important to the CCA that we give back to the community,” said CCA member Lucy Woodford. “We had to be creative, but we are so excited we found a way to still celebrate the holidays with the community.”

The free happening will feature the sleigh rides around Riverview Park, to take in the Christmas Village lights around the park.

“In the past, there were indoor events, as well, however, we want this to be a safe event for all family members to enjoy,” said Woodford. “Therefore, children will receive a to-go bag with holiday crafts and treats to enjoy at home.”

Pre-registration is not needed, so families can simply check in at a table in the north high school parking lot.

“We have two teams of horses, so we do not anticipate long wait times,” said Woodford, adding that this is the fourth year, that Boettcher’s have sponsored the wagon rides. “The CCA is grateful for this sponsorship, as it covers the majority of the cost of the horse teams and helps us host this great family event each year.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety precautions will be adhered to. Riders are asked to wear a mask if they can and people will ride with their family/friend group, at least six feet apart from other groups. There will be limited seating on wagons to ensure physical distancing.

Those waiting their turn will be asked to maintain a sixfoot distance or they can wait in their cars for the next wagon.

“There will be two teams of horses to ensure proper distancing and ensure that everyone gets a ride,” said Woodford.