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Hudson high school students perform during the 2017 Spring Showcase. Photos courtesy of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce1 / 3
Pirate sword twisting will return for the 2018 Spring Showcase.2 / 3
Painting a piggy bank with Associated Bank will be back this year.3 / 3

The 16th annual Spring Showcase, set for 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Hudson Sports and Civic Center, is an opportunity to visit a variety of businesses in one location. Enjoy a lineup of live entertainment and family-fun activities for no cost.

Along with vendor displays, giveaways and great stage entertainment, families will also enjoy a variety of free kids activities including:

• Balloon sword twisting with pirates — Anderson Heating

• Cupcake decorating — County Market

• Live animals — Carpenter Nature Center

• Princess and hero meet-and-greet — Occasions with Character LLC

• Paint a piggy bank — Associated Bank

• Firefighting gear, truck and try-on — Hudson Fire Department

Limited to only 750 tickets, take a chance on a raffle to win amazing prizes. Tickets will be available at the Spring Showcase. Presented by the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. This year's sponsors include:

Platinum sponsor — The UPS Store

Gold sponsors — Royal Credit Union, Associated Bank and County Market

Silver sponsors — WESTconsin Credit Union, Steiner Plumbing, Electric and Heating, Inc., Hudson Ford LLC and Quick Lane, Eagle Storage, and Catalyst Sports Medicine

Media sponsors — Hudson Star Observer and Pioneer Press/