Concerts at the Portage wrap up at the VFW with The Swing Crew and PFSP

Wednesday nights throughout the summer at the VFW Post 1707 on West Collins Street are reserved for live music, food and good times.

The Portage Family Skate Park was selling desserts last week. Skate Park President Kyle Little was helping sell desserts Aug. 31. He said the event has helped the group get about $10,000 closer to the goal of Phase III of the skate park project.

“There’s a great atmosphere here. It’s great to see people out at the VFW tonight,” Little said. “It’s a really good partnership for the VFW teaming up with the skate park.”

On Aug. 31, The Swing Crew was the band. They played a variety of songs from Elvis Presley’s “Let’s Rock” to Johnny Cash hit “I’ve Been Everywhere.” The Swing Crew adds local flavor to the Cash song by replacing the lyrics with local Wisconsin cities, villages and towns.

Dave DuVall, of VFW Post 1707 former Post Master & Carmen Griffith is in charge of Concert at the Portage. She is the assistant director of the Columbia County Economic Development Center, the main sponsor of Concerts at the Portage.