‘Picnic on the River’ to raise funds La Crosse businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Tickets must be purchased by July 31st

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – You can help local businesses during an upcoming fundraiser in downtown La Crosse.

Ticket sales are underway now for the ‘Picnic on the River’, which is set for August 5th.

The meals for two in include food and refreshments from the Waterfront and Meringue Bakery.

Half of the money raised will go to the La Crosse Area Bar and Restaurant Relief Fund.

You do need to plan ahead if you’re getting involved, ticket sales wrap up *next* Friday.

The event provides community a way to come together in a new way.

“It is just a re-imagined of grouping together. It’s a way to still do our fundraiser in such a way that’s safer for people and yet we’re still engaging and supporting our businesses,” said Downtown¬†Mainstreet executive director Robin Moses.

You can find menus and get tickets, the Downtown Mainstreet website.