“Jump Around” Social Distance Style

By Ryan Ward | March 28, 2020


It’s hard to be social with your friends and neighbors while staying home, but one Wisconsin neighborhood came together to put their own twist on a Wisconsin Badgers tradition. Two neighbors in Sun Prairie, Greg Thomson and Joe Lahti, started the “Jump Around” social distancing craze that has spread all over Wisconsin during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s just something that across the state everyone knows,” Lahti said. “It brings people together and it’s good to have that going on right now.”


Ryan Ward

Ryan Ward

Ryan Ward is a producer for the “Wisconsin Life” project and can rest easy after he finally found the perfect jar of homemade dill pickles at the farmer’s market in Madison. … just like his Grandma Shirley use to make!

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