Trempealeau community gets creative with Catfish Days

TREMPEALEAU, Wis. (WKBT) – People in our area have been missing out on a lot of summer activities this year, including an annual favorite in Trempealeau.

‘Catfish Days’ was one of the many events put on hold for COVID-19. To make up for some of that lost fun, the Trempealeau community got creative on Saturday.

Citizens First Bank sponsored a no-touch COVID Catfish Course. Kids could run, jump, skip through, and have freezies and trinkets for at the end of every course. With safety in mind, the kids were dropped off at each entrance and picked up again near the exit.

For organizers this was a chance to give kids a fun summer experience after Catfish Days, like so many other events, was no longer something to look forward to.

“Normally we have a huge parade, normally we have bands downtown, lots of food, a carnival. So I just think it’s important for something for the kids.. something,” said Casey Vance, a Coordinator for the COVID Catfish Course.

A downtown drive-through food pickup was also held by the Trempealeau Lions Club. Where some Catfish Day’s favorites were delivered straight to people’s cars. Including catfish sandwiches, hot dogs, brats, and cheese curds were delivered straight to people’s cars.