The annual Monticello Riverfest 5K provides a great opportunity to run, or walk, with friends and family, as all ages are welcome to the flat out and back course. This year’s 5K is scheduled to be held Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. starting and finishing near West Bridge Park.
Monticello Parks Superintendent Tom Pawelk’s master planning list for Riverfest contains a by-the-numbers approach to community celebration logistics. The department spends time the full week prior to the event preparing for activities. In addition, one to two days following the festival are spent doing clean-up. For example, in order to get Pioneer Park ready for [...]
Historically, Monticello Women of Today (MWT) members have played a key behind-the-scenes role as a community service organization supporting Riverfest. “The first time that I recall Women of Today involvement was probably in the early-1990s,” said Cathy Shuman, one of two MWT representatives who attend Riverfest Committee meetings throughout the year. “We partnered with the [...]
Throughout its history, the Monticello Riverfest Committee has relied on a dedicated group of local volunteers who work long hours so others can have fun. And like most communities, when a well-remembered member leaves the group, there are plenty of warm memories to help fill the void the person leaves. Each year, the Monticello Times [...]
At 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, a whole lot of ducks will be dropped into the Mississippi River in downtown Monticello. On the surface, it’s a relatively simple race with some nice cash prizes. But a little bit of research shows that it only appears so simple and smooth today because of the ingenuity [...]