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Independence Day Special 2021

Early Fourth of July festivities included concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied by the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, beginning immediately after its adoption.

red, white, and blue fireworks

The tradition of setting off fireworks on the 4 of July began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, during the first organized celebration of Independence Day. Ship’s cannon fired a 13-gun salute in honor of the 13 colonies. The Pennsylvania Evening Post reported: “at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks (which began and concluded with thirteen rockets) on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated.” That same night, the Sons of Liberty set off fireworks over Boston Common.

Now over 240 years later, many of these traditions still remain. Every Independence Day is a great opportunity to connect with friends and family and celebrate the day and what it represents - freedom, independence, the ability to succeed and grow as an individual, company, and community. 

What Does Our Growth & Success Look Like?

Rhyme Time Scholarships & Community Involvement

SEMGC 2020 winners

Every summer Rhyme hosts the Steve Ennis Memorial Golf Classic to raise funds for scholarships awarded to high school seniors affected by cancer. Please join us this year on Saturday, September 11th at the Edgerton Towne Country Club for our 13th Annual Event! This year we awarded 10 scholarships, bringing our total to 70 scholarships in the past 12 years! This year’s Scholarship recipients include:

  • Britta McKinnon – Portage High School
  • Blake Krumwiede – Evansville High School
  • Isaac Brewer – Baraboo High School
  • Kirra Phillips – Monroe High School
  • Alysse Kuglitsch – Milton High School
  • Allison Walker– Janesville Craig High School
  • Madison Gilbank – Janesville Craig High School
  • Zyon Phiffer – Janesville Craig High School
  • Dorothy Deans- Lodi High School
  • Blake Yagodinski – Luxemburg-Casco High School

Lee Lake Polar Bear Plunge 2021

https://www.rhymebiz.com/sites/rhymebiz.com/assets/images/Newsroom/PolarPlunge-Mike.pngSaturday, February 27th was the 21st annual Lee Lake Polar Bear Plunge. The Polar Plunge benefits the American Cancer Society and G.R.A.C.E. (Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination). This year, the event was fully virtual with an online auction. The event raised over $18,000 in total—bringing the 21-year total to over $400,000! We held an internal fundraising effort for the event this year here at Rhyme and through everyone’s generosity we were able to surpass our goal and raise $6,000!

Conclusion/Final Thoughts

Rhyme has added fourteen new people to our team in the first half of 2021. Every year we not only grow in numbers but develop as individuals in our skills strengthening us as a whole. We are always looking to add good people to our team, if you or someone you know is interested, check out our Careers Page for the latest openings!

Resource: History.com

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