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SIREN–August 27 may be the final date for this year's Siren Open Air Thursday promotion, but plan to attend the next Crooked Lake Park arts and crafts 'market' on September 26.

Following creation in June and launch in early July, August 27 marks the ninth, and final, Thursday for the Siren Open Air Thursday promotional campaign. With the message of enjoying fun safely outdoors in Siren's great north woods, retail, dining, and recreational businesses provided outside offerings for residents and visitors alike.

And an Open Air Market was held from 1-5 p.m. each Thursday where you could shop socially distanced while appreciating the beauty of Siren's Crooked Lake Park. This past week a special guest, Bubba the Bear, came to visit to the delight of children and adults alike. With our warmer weather remaining, retailers and restaurants will continue to offer outdoor specials into September.Feedback has been very positive. "I feel so comfortable and happy to be here in the park and support artisans and enjoy the beautiful outdoors - thank you for doing this," was just one of the comments received. Others include, "I can't believe Siren is doing this - what a great way to showcase all Siren has to offer. I wish our town would do this." And, "I came up here to stay for the summer from Arizona and am so impressed that this little town is overcoming the world issues and offering a slice of life in the north woods. Don't stop doing this."

Although Crooked Lake Park will be taking a break for a few weeks from all this activity, it won't be long until it hosts its next big event. Plan to attend the Harvestfest and Northwoods Christmas Artisans & Crafters Fair on Saturday, September 26, where you can 'Shop Local, Shop Now (for the holidays), and Shop Safely.'

A joint promotional effort by the Siren Chamber of Commerce and Moms For Kids, this fair will be a major part of the overall Siren Harvestfest event held annually by the Siren Chamber of Commerce. Interested vendors are invited to contact the Moms For Kids organization at momsforkidswi@gmail.com. Details will be coming soon on the Siren Facebook page and in other local media.