Little Gems

Pearce’s Farm Stand.
This place is the friendly, family-owned farm stand, on the corner of County F and Highway 67, and has been in that location since 1967. It started with the five Pearce children selling surplus vegetables along the edge of the road and has grown to be what it is today. Well known for its sweet corn, gourds, pumpkins, and fresh vegetables, but also for the wonderful family-friendly events it hosts throughout the season. As we near the end of August it’s beginning to look like fall already on the Pearce Farm. The mums are beautiful and full of vibrant fall colors. The corn maze opened this past weekend, which has 12 acres to explore, get lost in, and then find your way back out. Starting next month, everyone will be able to enjoy FREE wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and look for that perfect pumpkin to carve for Halloween. There will also be hay bales for the children to climb on. After families have enjoyed all the great activities offered, stop and try the apple cider doughnuts and apple cider slushies.

 

Parking stuff.
The Lake Geneva City Council is considering new parking restrictions along Wrigley Drive from the municipal boat launch south to Baker Street. The council is also considering a ten-minute parking limit to boaters loading or unloading. The goal of the new ordinance, that the city council heard on August 24th, for the first time is to establish a parking space for fuel trucks going to Marina Bay. The boat loading and unloading space would be adjacent to that designated parking stall. This area gets congested and council members have concerns about the fuel truck parking across the street and carrying gas cans back and forth to Marina Bay. The idea was to come up with a temporary solution for the remainder of this season and revisit the topic again next year for a more permanent solution.

The city attorney has established ordinance 20-12 which will be read and if approved could go right into a second reading to put it in place immediately and just in time for Labor Day weekend.  The gasoline truck having a place to sit at the end of Wrigley, the one that should be wearing a Larson cartoon saying: “Bummer of a Birthmark Hal,” on it, got approved at first reading and will go to a second reading next week. Dumb idea, but then, small towns are filled with the execution of many dumb ideas.

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