‘Verona Hometown Days’ return in a big way

VERONA, Wis. — A Dane County community came together this weekend for an annual tradition featuring a whole lot of good food, drink, and entertainment.

“Verona Hometown Days” was back this year, after having last year’s festivities canceled due to the pandemic.   

The weekend featured a number of carnival-style games, live music, a petting zoo, a magic show and plenty of local food and drink. All of which is done in an effort to raise funds for local non-profits such as the Boy Scout’s. 

“It’s very critical this year and with such a great turn out we just are so fortunate that people are buying the corn and we are just really grateful for all of that,” said Troop 628 Lead, Rodney Jayroe. 

Le Jordan, who helps host the event, says it was truly great to be back. 

“Everyone is just really excited to be back. Although September isn’t a normal month, it was nice to kind of be a kick-off for the  school year for the kids,” explained Jordan. “I think it just shows them that they can be kids again and that the world hasn’t completely changed.”

Jordan says the attendance was strong this weekend and was appreciative of everyone who decided to come out to support.

“We have had so many people thank us for having hometown days again and making everything seem a bit normal again,” shared Jordan.