March 2 Taste of Fennimore Tickets On Sale
Looking for way to cure “Cabin Fever?” Make plans with friends and family to attend the 6th Annual Taste of Fennimore March 2, 2019. More than 2 dozen businesses will offer a wide variety of food and beverages for taste sampling between the hours of 1 to 5 p.m. at The Cottonwood Supper Club and Sports Bar. Tickets are just $15 in advance or $20 by chance at the door. Tickets are available at Fennimore Banks, Carr Valley Cheese, Wood Law Firm and the Fennimore City Clerk’s office.
Unlike many events of this type your ticket includes a tasting glass, unlimited visits to taste testing at booths, a ballot to vote for the opportunity to vote for your top 3 favorites in the Eatery, Food and Beverage categories.
Thank You to our Sponsors!
Members of the Taste committee would like to thank the sponsors – without their support the chamber may not be able to sponsor this great event. Sponsors include: Platinum Sponsors – Frank Distributors*, The Cottonwood Supper Club*, Morris Newspapers* QueenB Radio Group* and Shopping News*. Gold Sponsors – American Bank, Community First Bank, Midwest Builders, Peoples State Bank, Southwest Tech, WebWise Design and Marketing* and Wood Law Firm. Silver Sponsors – Automotive Development LLC, Bard Materials, Carr Valley Cheese, Clare Bank, Crossing Rivers Health, Fennimore Design Center, Fennimore Smiles of LDA, Fennimore Utilities, Fillbach Family of Dealerships, Gundersen Boscobel Hospital & Clinics, Sprague Tree Service, Tina’s Bark’N Beauties*, Hometown Florist* and Town & Country Sanitation*
* Indicates in-kind sponsorship.
A great assortment of regional businesses, including 3 new vendors, have signed on to provide sampling of their products and beverages. A list of participants and sponsors is now posted on the Fennimore website and posters will be coming out soon. Ryan Rands and Ben Wood are co-chairing the event along with the following committee members: Joy Bussan, Brad Biddick, Tina Frye and Tyler Reynolds.
2019 vendors include: Benders Foods, Carr Valley Cheese, Casey’s, Creature Comfort LLC, Driftless Farm, Frank Distributors, Friederick’s Family Restaurant, Hammerand Farmers Market, Hickory Grove Golf Course, Grumpy Troll, Hobby Farmer Canning Company, Karla’s Kitchen, New Glarus Brewery, Old School Brewing, Pampered Chef, Potosi Brewery, Second Shot, Southwest Tech Dining Service, Spurgeons Winery, Sugar & Spice Bulk Foods, The Butcher Shop, The Cottonwood, Timothy’s, Valley Fudge & Candy Company, Whispering Bluffs Winery, Whispering Winds Winery and Wisconsin Brewing. Once again this year participants will have the opportunity to vote for their top three favorite vendors: (1) Peoples Choice Eatery (chamber members only), (2) Regional favorite Beverage and (3) Regional Favorite Food.
Save the date and plan to come enjoy a great afternoon of food, beverage and conversation.
Fennimore Community Theatre is Back for 2019
Fennimore Community Theatre members are moving forward with plans to bring back community theatre this Spring. The date they have chosen is May 17-19 for the community theater play. Based on turnout at auditions they are hoping to produce “Play On.” This is a hilarious look at the inner workings of trying to put on a community theater production. Auditions are set for Wed, Feb 13th from 6 – 8 p.m. and Sun, Feb 17th from 6 – 8 p.m. For more information contact Brandee Lendosky, 608-391-0736.
Bender’s Foods Interested in working with Non-Profits
Just a reminder Bender’s Foods has an outdoor brat stand that they make available to non-profit organizations as a way to earn money. Stop by the front desk at Bender’s and find out more details. A recent press release from Bender’s indicated Bender’s typically provides the food and drink; the non-profit organization works the stand and earns the net profits. Bender’s reports non-profits can earn from $500-$1500 a weekend. The stand is open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through September. The sign up for the weekend of choice is now open until all the slots are filled.
17th Annual “Have A Heart Quilting Bee”
The Quilting Bee, sponsored by members of Oak Hill Climbers Homemakers, 4-H and UW Extension, will be held Saturday, February 16th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the Youth & Ag Center at the Fairgrounds, Lancaster. This year’s event is being organized by the Oak Hill Climbers, 4-H Groups, County Extension, 4-H Association Home Environment Committee. The event will bring members of the Grant County community together to make infant and toddler quilts/blankets to donate to families in need in Grant County. There will be a potluck at noon. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend. If there is inclement weather; it will be held on Sunday the 17th. Last year, thanks to the many individuals and organizations that participated, we were able to make approximately 75-100 infant and toddler quilts/blankets which were distributed to various agencies and organizations in Grant County. 100% of the quilts will remain in Grant County for distribution to area hospitals, county agencies, and community service organizations that provide services to those in need in the Grant County community.
They are especially inviting church groups, school children, other 4-H members & leaders, teachers, civic organizations, individuals and businesses to participate in this event. We need people to participate in quilting/tying baby blankets. Experienced quilters will be on hand to oversee production; so all are welcome, no experience is necessary.
Stations will be set up: you can pin, turn the quilt, sew, (bring your sewing machine) match fabric, iron, tie a quilt. It is fun, come and join us! Feel free to bring your own scissors, extension cords, etc but make sure to mark them. Feel free to come for the day, or a few hours – whatever fits your schedule.
A potluck meal will be enjoyed by all at noon. Bring a dish, invite your friends, and join us. We are also looking for monetary donations, which will be used for any supplies that are needed for the Quilting Bee. Large plain colored sheets (can be flannel too) and large plain color material is needed and welcome. Donations may be dropped off at the Fennimore Chamber office or the Youth & Ag Building or bring it with you.
If you would like to make a donation or have a question, please feel free to contact: Ellen Conley, 608 822-3098 or the Grant County Extension Office, 608-723-2125. On behalf of the children in need who receive a quilt made with love, we thank you in advance for whatever you can do to help make the Quilting Bee a success with your monetary donation, materials or time.
Lots of Community Activities
Soup Suppers, Pancake meals and Bowling Tournament Fundraisers are ongoing. Keep an eye on the calendar of events as new information is added often.