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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 Rifle range closed

The Athens Sporting Range temporarily closed on Monday to allow renovations, consisting of adding concrete and blacktop pathways, to be completed.

This project is being completely funded by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Rifle Association.

It’s anticipated the Athens Sporting Range will be closed for several weeks. Updates will be provided on the village of Athens Facebook site and website.

Senior Citizens

The Senior Citizens card group met on August 20 for weekly card playing at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall. Two games of Sheepshead were played. Andy Hoeft won the first game and Jan Lake took second place. Norbert Lake won the second game and Steve Klockziem placed second. David Perrrodin received low score.

The Senior Citizens card group will play cards again at 1 p.m. this Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Athens Area Fire and Ambulance Hall.

Sewers needed

The Athens band program is seeking people to sew closeweave cotton sheet coverings for students to place on the bell of their instruments to prevent aerosol particles from escaping, to allow full band rehearsals to occur in school this fall.

People interesting in sewing the band instrument coverings should contact Samuel Puffer, Athens middle and high school band director, at spuffer@athens1. org.

Grab & Go craft

Children and parents can pick up a Grab & Go Craft kit to make butterflies out of bowtie pasta and other supplies through Friday, Aug. 28, at the Marathon County Public Library’s Athens Branch, located at 221 Caroline Street.

Kits can also be picked up via curbside pickup or inside the library by appointment. People can call the Athens library at 715-257-7292 for more informa- tion.

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.

Farmers Market

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