Fennimore Bucks Make Perfect Gifts No Matter what the season
Fennimore Bucks are a perfect gift and fit into all types of budgets. Fennimore Bucks are available starting at $5 and up; there is no processing fee added compared to charges for many of the gift cards. Call 608-822-3599 in advance and the bucks will be ready for you to pick up at the Promotions Coordinator’s office. Orders received by Wednesday, December 19 will be processed in time for Christmas giving. Please note City offices will be closed Friday, Dec 24 and December 25, 2018.
Fennimore Chamber Holiday Party
The seventh annual Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday party will be held on Wednesday, Dec 12 at Hilltop Bar and Grill. Chamber members and guests are encouraged to come enjoy refreshments and take the opportunity to network and socialize with other successful Fennimore businesses between 5 to 7 p.m.
To add a little more fun to the evening, the Adam Bartels band will provide music. An Ugly Sweater and Bling contest will be held. In keeping with the spirit of Christmas everyone is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Depot Exchange Food Pantry. Reservations are not required but would help with planning of how much food to prepare; so please respond to the Promotions Coordinator’s office 822-3599 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee to attend, a cash bar is available.
Shop Local – Help Support Jobs in Fennimore!
Thanks to everyone who continue to support local businesses during Black Friday and Small Business Saturday and the Shop Local Win Big promotion that runs through December 13. Money spent locally helps our community thrive. Businesses reported business was good through the entire weekend. The Chamber thanks Jeri Novinska and Kris Fry who chaired another successful Christmas Creations Craft Show.
Shop Small –Win Big Promotion
Would some extra Bucks help your budget this holiday season? This year’s grand prize will be $300 of Fennimore bucks; an additional seven winners will receive $25 of Fennimore bucks each. The Chamber’s holiday Shop Small –Win Big promo runs from through December 13 at the following business locations: American Bank, BD’s Eagles Nest, Benders, Brechler-Lendosky Group, Carr Valley Cheese, Casey’s General Store, Cenex of Fennimore, Clare Bank, Fennimore Depot Exchange, Fennimore Times, Fennimore Vet Clinic, Hometown Florist, Krantz-Car Quest, Peoples State Bank, Second Shot, Serendipity Salon & Day Spa, Speedy Mart and Subway.
Watch for Shop Small – Win Big posters at participating businesses. All prizes are paid in Fennimore bucks which may be used the same as cash at more than 120 chamber member business locations. This is a self funded chamber promotion with prize money made possible from the following businesses: $125 American Bank and Rayovac, $100 – Midwest Builders, $50 from Clare Bank, Subway and Sugar & Spice Bulk Foods.
Santa will draw the winners of the Shop Small – Win Big during his visit to the Fennimore Fire Station on Saturday, Dec 15. Winners need not be present to win and will be notified.
Santa’s Visit at Fire Station & Breakfast with Santa
Santa will visit the Fire Station, 1070 8th Street, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec 15. Along with Santa’s visit, “Breakfast with Santa” will be held between the hours of 8 a.m. and noon. The menu includes: pancakes, sausage, applesqauce, OJ milk, coffee. Tickets are $8 for ages 12 thru adult; $5 (age 5 to 11 years) and youth four and under no charge.
Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by the Friends of the Fennimore Elementary School and Fennimore Fire Department. All proceeds will go toward the new all-inclusive playground equipment project that will be installed at the Fennimore Elementary School in the spring of 2019.
Fennimore Doll & Toy Museum Stocking Stuffer Sale
Looking for some unique gifts to use for stocking stuffers? Be sure to stop by the Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum’s gift shop to check out a great assortment of items. They will be open one day only, Dec 15 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. They will also offer free admission to the museum for the day. So while in town to see Santa, plan to stop by the museum to share a walk down memory lane as you enjoy the cases filled with many of the dolls and toys we cherished while growing up.
Cookie Walk Dec 8
Members of the Bethany Women’s Group will host their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday December 9 from 8 to 11 am. or until they are sold out. Come early for best selection. The cookie walk will be held in the Legion Annex in the Fennimore Memorial building.
Choose from three box sizes, small, medium and large boxes. Cookie helpers assist with filling boxes as shoppers choose their holiday favorites. Simplifying your Holiday baking, giving a sweet holiday gift or buying a box just to enjoy are all good reasons to visit the cookie walk. Proceeds are used to fund camp scholarships and mission projects. For more information, call the Bethany Alliance Church at 822-6946
Fennimore Warm Holiday Welcome
Thanks to the efforts of everyone, the City of Fennimore is like a Norman Rockwell painting. The City of Fennimore is all decked out showing our pride and Christmas spirit this holiday season. Many City residents and businesses have decorated their properties along with the lovely street light decorations on Main Street installed by the City Utility crew to the beautiful Unity Tree adorning the grounds of Dwight Parker Library.
The holiday season kicked off on November 24 with the Unity Tree ceremony where people gathered to light the Annual Unity Tree. Following the tree lighting, entertainment and refreshments were provided at the Fennimore Memorial building. We thank Cindy Arndt and her faithful crew for stepping forward to continue this community event. All proceeds from the Unity Tree are targeted to benefit the Dwight Parker Library for items not covered in the City budget.
Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season
Give a meaningful gift this holiday season. Donate blood at the Fennimore Blood drive scheduled for Thursday, Dec 27 at the Fennimore Memorial building. The blood drive opens at 11:30 and runs to 5:30 p.m. Bring a friend and help save lives together. For an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org Walk-ins are welcome.
Taste of Fennimore will be March 2
The Chamber’s sixth annual Taste of Fennimore will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019. The event will be held at The Cottonwood Supper Club & Sports Bar from 1 to 5 p.m. Advance tickets ($15) are now available at Carr Valley Cheese, Wood Law Office and Fennimore banks, Chamber board members and Taste committee members. Tickets will increase to $20 on March 2. A limited number of tickets are available.