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.
Taste of Fennimore
The Chamber’s 7th annual Taste of Fennimore will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020. 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 Wood Law Office and Fennimore banks and Taste committee members. Tickets will be $20 March 7…there is a limited number of tickets available.
Fennimore Chamber Holiday Party
The 8th annual Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday party will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11 at the Niehaus Hall between the hours of 5 to 7 p.m. The Chamber board members encourages Chamber members and guests to come enjoy complimentary refreshments and take the opportunity to network and socialize with other successful Fennimore businesses..
Light snacks will be prepared by Melodie Betts owner of one of Fennimore’s newest businesses The Lemon Door; beverages will be provided by FACC board members.
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 require but would help with planning of how much food to prepare; so please respond to Holiday Party co-chairs Cathy Smith and Peggy Miles firstname.lastname@example.org
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 With Igor promotion that runs through December 12. 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.
Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Fundraising Challenge
Members of the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC) announce they are putting a challenge out to residents, organizations and business in an effort to raise funds to add a two sided digital sign the existing community sign located on the grounds of the Fennimore Historical Railroad Society Museum.
The current community sign will remain intact except for the message area where a digital sign board will added to each side. By changing to a digital format it will offer the opportunity to promote multiple community events rather than only one message per side.
The City clerk’s office will continue to manage and program the new message board from the convenience of clerk’s office. The community sign is and will continue to be owned and the messages will be managed by city staff. The City of Fennimore also plans to replace the pavers around the base of the sign.
Lange Signs Company has quoted the digital sign(s) at a total of $20,966. Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce is willing to offer matching funds up to $7,500 for donations made from now until February 29, 2020. Century 21 and Southwest Tech both have digital signs installed by Lange Signs and both report they are very satisfied with the quality of the sign and ease of use.
A grant application was submitted to Fennimore Area Foundation (FAF) for the fall cycle; FAF awarded $500 toward the new digital sign. With the Chambers match that starts fundraising off with $1,000 in the account. FACC hopes the community will step forward and help them raise the funds needed to make the sign project happen.
Furthermore FAF will also run any donations through their foundation which makes any donations can be used as a tax deductible donation. It’s simple to donate, please make checks payable to Fennimore Area Foundation and be sure to note the donation is for the “community sign” and mail to P.O. Box 134 or drop off at the City Clerk’s or Chamber office.
Watch the Fennimore Times, Fennimore Website and postings on the bulletin board in the Fennimore Memorial building for updates on our community fundraising and status of the project.
Additional information is available by contacting the Promotions Coordinator’s office 822-3599; 2019 Chamber President and Utility Clerk Ashley Walker 822-6119; or incoming 2020 Chamber President Steve Lendosky 822-6111.
Santa’s Visit at Fire Station & Breakfast with Santa
Last year’s breakfast with Santa was so successful the members of the Fennimore Fire Department have to decided make some minor changes to Santa’s annual visit to the Fennimore Fire Station. This year’s visit will be held Saturday Dec 14 between 8 a.m. til noon. Please note Santa is off to his next destination at noon.
Santa will visit the Fire Station, 1070 8th Street, starting at 8 a.m. til noon. 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, applesauce, OJ milk, coffee. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for ages 12 thru 5 and youth under 4 years and under no charge. Door prizes, silent auction items will be offered.
All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Fennimore Fire Department so they can purchase new equipment.
Cookie Walk – Dec 14
Members of the Bethany Women’s Group will host their annual Cookie Walk on Saturday December 14 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 ($8, $11 and $13) 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 decorations in the Lincoln Avenue planters decorated by the new beautification committee volunteers. And the annual lovely street light decorations on Main Street light decor installed by the City Utility crew to the beautiful Unity Tree adorning the grounds of Dwight Parker Library.
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 26 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. Best Wishes from the Promotions Coordinator’s office for a Happy and Prosperous Holiday Season.