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Things we’re excited about in September

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I don’t know about you, but fall is my favorite time of year. I love all the fall fashions, the smell of cider, the leaves, apple picking and of course Halloween. There are so many exciting things to look forward to as the seasons shift from summer to fall.

Appleton events in September

For the ladies, Sept. 7 is girl’s night out at the vineyard for Vintiques Fall Fashion Show at Whistlers Knoll, located at N2845 Highway 15, Hortonville. Enjoy pizza, French silk torte, a sweet goody bag, and of course the fashion show, all in the course of an evening.

On Sept. 9, the community is invited to participate in ‘Pulling for Honor’ at the Appleton Airport’s airplane pull. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Appleton International Airport. All proceeds raised during the pull will go to the Old Glory Honor Flight, an organization dedicated to transporting our local veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. This is the “heaviest” fundraiser for Old Glory Honor Flight, pitting teams of 20 against one another to see who can pull a 200,000-pound airplane 12 feet the fastest. Teams must raise a minimum of $1,500 to participate in the event.

Grandparents even get a day to celebrate with free access to Mulberry Lane Farms in Hilbert, Wisconsin, on National Grandparents Day, Sept. 10. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. grandparents can tour the farms with their families at no cost.

If you’re looking for that perfect fall accessory, look no further than the Memories Antique Fair & Flea Market on Sept. 16 in Appleton. The market will feature vendors who will be set up outside with exciting items for purchase. Repurposed, vintage antiques and furniture will be available, as well as access to The Antique Mall, which will be open during the market.

Also on Sept. 16, the Hearthstone Historic House will be hosting a celebration of The Night the Light’s Went On in downtown Appleton to honor the museum’s 30-yer anniversary, and the 135-year anniversary of the first time the lights went on in the first hydro-electric powered home in Appleton. There will be a live re-enactment of the first lighting as well as kid friendly games and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

On Sept. 22, lace up your running shoes because the Community First Fox Cities Marathon Presented by Miron Construction is back. The weekend is filled with race events for people of all ages and athletic abilities, including a 5K, kid’s fun run, half marathon, relay and, of course, the full marathon.

The month comes to an end with the highly-anticipated License to Cruise and Octoberfest events on Sept. 29 and 30. Food, fun, an antique car show and lots of music are all part of the festivities that help to ring in the fall season in the Fox Valley.

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