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Firefighters host open house Sunday

The Monona Fire Department will host an open house Sunday afternoon.

The city of Monona said firefighters will have fire trucks on display and demonstrate firefighting equipment at the station from noon to 3 p.m.

Organizers said there would be balloons and refreshments at the open house.

The Monona Fire Department is at 5211 Schluter Road.

Annual book, baked good sale this weekend

Annual book, baked good sale this weekend

The library's annual baked goods and book sale begins this weekend, offering a variety of used media and pastries. 

The sale begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and runs through 4 p.m. On Sunday, book-buyers can fill a paper bag for $5 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., according to the city website. 

A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction children's books, DVDs and CDs. Cookies, bars and cupcakes will also be sold at the event, organizers said. 

Monona Fall Festival offers many fun activities throughout weekend

On Saturday, Oct. 4, the Monona Fall Festival will kick off at Winnequah Park, Healy Lane, Monona, Wi.

To start the festival, the Hoot Hoot Hustle 5K run/ 1 mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. A chili cook-off will follow at 10:30 a.m. To finish Saturday's events, there will be a Monona Pie Party from 1-5 p.m.

Sunday will be Family Funday, starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m.

You don't want to miss these family fun events!

Free document shredding offered to protect against ID theft

A consumer protection group is offering a free document shredding event Saturday to help residents protect themselves against identity theft.

The Better Business Bureau serving Wisconsin, Summit Credit Union and Pellitteri have teamed for Shredfest, a document shredding event from 8:30-11 a.m. at the south Madison Summit, 2424 Rimrock Road.

Anyone is invited to bring up to three boxes of personal documents to be shredded.

The BBB suggested people shred documents they don't need, such as canceled checks, ATM, credit card receipts, bank statements, paycheck stubs, or any paperwork including a Social Security number, birth date, PIN or passwords.

Visit bbb.org for more information.

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