Decades-long tradition continues with North for the 4th T-shirts
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – Although Pow Wow Days events aren’t taking place in Tomahawk on the Fourth of July, those looking celebrate the holiday in patriotic fashion have another decades-long tradition to participate in.
The Tomahawk North for the 4th T-shirts are now available for those looking to represent Tomahawk in style this Independence Day.
Tomahawk Main Street Director Aimee Dickrell said the North for the 4th T-shirt fundraiser started almost 40 years ago to raise funds for area environmental groups. When those groups dissolved, the fundraiser was headed by the Tomahawk Downtown Business Council, and now Tomahawk Main Street.
Over the years, the T-shirts have featured a variety of wildlife, including eagles, loons, deer, owls and frogs, along with themes revolving around Tomahawk traditions, such as the children’s frog jump and the Tomahawk Fire Department water fight.
Dickrell said last year’s design, a patriotic theme featuring the state of Wisconsin in a flag design and a star pin point marking of Tomahawk, was a huge hit.
“This year’s design reflects a patriotic flag with a Northwoods skyline encompassed by a circular graphic and featuring the hashtag #together,” Dickrell stated. “We hope this design represents what Tomahawk has been and continues to be as a place to come together.”
Shirts are available at Honeycomb L.O.F.T., 216 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk, and Tomahawk Surplus Store, 124 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk. Sweatshirts must be pre-ordered by June 22.
“Anyone that pre-orders with payment, we pull from the stock or will be able to add to the second order that the sweatshirts are ordered on,” Dickrell said. “Orders can also be placed via Facebook Messenger. Cash or check is preferred, but can invoice through PayPal for those not able to come to town to order.”