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Send Athens news to: phone: 715-223-2342 fax: 715-223-3505 P.O. Box 677 103 West Spruce Street Abbotsford, WI 54405 College notes

Three students from Athens received degrees during UW-Eau Claire’s commencement ceremony in May. They are Brittany Perkins, bachelor degree in business administration; Chase Vitort, bachelor of science in materials science and Justin Wheatley, bachelor of arts in Spanish and English.

Cade Ellenbecker, junior, has been awarded to the 2020 spring dean’s list at UW-Oshkosh.

Paul Mroczenski, junior, has been named to the spring honors list at Concordia University in Mequon.

Marissa Nowicki was named to the 2020 spring dean’s list at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan.

Old Timers Band

The Athens Old Timers band will continue holding concerts at 7:30 p.m. every Friday night in Memorial Park until the Friday after Labor Day.

No food or popcorn stands will be available. Attendees are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, refreshments and an optional mask to wear.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens card group met on July 30 for weekly card playing at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall.

Two games of Sheepshead was played. Andy Hoeft won the first game and Da- vid Perrodin took second place. Butch Boris won the second game and Pat Frank placed second. Wil Strack received low score.

The Senior Citizens card group will play cards again at 1 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall.

Children’s crafts

Kids can craft their own firebreathing dragon by picking up a Grab & Go craft kit this Monday, Aug. 3 until Friday, Aug. 7, from the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch.

Kits include all supplies and instructions needed to create the craft at home. Kits are free and limited to one per child.

Parents should call the Athens library at 715-257-7292 for more information or to schedule a time for their children to pick up a kit.

Farmers Market

The Athens Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from 4-7 p.m., at Memorial Park.