Friday, Sept. 27
4 p.m. — Pumpkinfest 2013 opens
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. — Happy Hour & 1/2
7 p.m. — “Cottonwood Band”
9 p.m. — “Brother Believe Me”
10 p.m. — High School football highlights on the big screens
1 a.m. — Pumpkinfest closes
Saturday, Sept. 28
7 a.m. — Pumpkinfest opens
7 a.m. — Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast
NEW BREMEN — The first six children gathered for Paws 2 Read Monday at New Bremen Public Library, with even more children on the waiting list for the chance to read to a registered therapy dog.
The idea is that for struggling readers in kindergarten through second grade, reading out loud in front of a class can be a stressful. Reading with a therapy dog, on the other hand, gives students a chance to practice without fear of making mistakes.
“The dogs listen, and don’t tease, laugh or judge,” Branch Supervisor Shelly Parker said.