Holy Halogen lights, we already have another weekend creeping up on us! Where do the miles go?

Well, last weekend was sure exciting at the Summer Cherry Harvest Fest and the Sevastopol Sesquicentennial, but this weekend is going to be even busier! Friday, I will be chilling at the Dairy Queen in Sturgeon Bay and Saturday I have quite the schedule of appearances. First, we will be in Carlsville for the parade, followed by grape stomping! The Door Peninsula Winery is holding a grape stomping competition for local non-profits and the winning organization gets a donation! I’ll be there cheering on NDCC’s representative and honking at the competitors, all in good fun, of course! After the grape stomping, it’s on the Pipka’s for Pipka’s Christmas in July in Sister Bay. We’ll be spreading the cheer with Santa and his elves under the warm summer sun. Don’t worry, I’ll be sure to cart along some SPF for Kris Kringle, we don’t want Santa to be as red as his coat! After Pipka’s we’ll be moving right along to Cherry Season at Seaquist’s Cherry Orchards to provide moral support to all the cherry pickers and pit-spitters.

Now, I also wanted to include a little information about my fuel-economy. Whenever my friend Sam starts talking about my mpg’s she usually gets one of two reactions. Either the person is really impressed, or they just scoff at my 33/city 41/hwy rating. Now, I would like to say that these are the officially numbers released by Smart, however many of my brothers’ and sisters’ owners say they usually average low 40s for their driving in general, and better when doing straight highway driving. We Smarts have one of the best mpg ratings for a straight gas-engine vehicle. Remember, we are not a hybrid or diesel, and comparing us to those kinds of vehicles is like comparing scooters to semis.

As for next week’s schedule Sunday, July 26 will be a Julie’s Café and Nelsons; Monday, July 27 Ace Hardware, Tuesday, July 28 NDCC; Wednesday, July 29 Fine Line Designs; Thursday, July 30 Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Sales in downtown Sturgeon Bay; Friday, July 31 Carroll House Restaurant and Door County Ice Cream Factory; Saturday, August 1 Bill Bastian Bike Ride.

And don’t forget about the Bill Bastian Memorial Bike Ride coming up next weekend, Saturday, Aug. 1. Pre-register today for only $15/adult or $10/child to save your spot! You can choose from a 40-mile ride, a 28-mile ride, or a family ride, and you get one free raffle ticket with you registration fee for a chance to win an adult TREK bicycle, and gift certificates from area businesses. Lunch will also be included! Call (920) 854-4244 to register or for more information, or visit our Web site. Registration is also available at 8:30 a.m. the day of the event and is $20/adult and $10/child.

Raffle tickets are available at all my weekend appearances. Just see my constant shadow Sam and she'll be happy to sell you a ticket. Chances to win yours truly AND $5,000 are only $20.

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