Hilldale Shopping Center celebrates ‘608 Day’

MADISON, Wis. — The Hilldale Shopping Center in Madison put on a daylong celebration Wednesday to mark “608 Day.”

The event, which gets its name from the 608 area code covering southwestern and south-central Wisconsin, kicked off with a farmers market. There were also several sidewalk and in-store sales to take advantage of, along with face painting, treats, live music and entertainment.

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“It feels so great after the last couple of years, but we especially love 608 Day,” said Nanci Horn, Hilldale’s general manager. “We love celebrating Madison and everything that Madison has to offer.”

To end the day, there was a new cabaret series featuring 10 local singers in the plaza. Each singer performed and accepted donations for a different nonprofit group.

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