Taste of Fennimore
The Taste of Fennimore countdown has begun! Ticket sales are going great; if you want to take advantage of the advance ticket prices you can purchase them at banks until 3 p.m. on Friday, March 6 at which time all remaining tickets will only be available for $20 each at the door March 7. Tickets are limited.
A great assortment of regional business will be part of the 2020 Taste of Fennimore including six new businesses.
Becky’s Pampered Chef, Bender’s Foods, Bloomington Meats, Carr Valley Cheese, Castle Rock Ridge, LLC, Casey’s, Frank Distributors, Friederick’s Family Restaurant, Hammerand Farmers Market, Hickory Grove Golf Course, Hobby Farmer Canning Company, Karla’s Kitchen, Milkhaus Dairy, New Glarus Brewery, Old School Brewing, Potosi Brewery, Second Shot, Southwest Tech Dining Service, Suppz, Spurgeon’s Winery, The Butcher Shop, The Cottonwood, The Lemon Door, Toppling Goliath, Timothy’s, Vesperman Farms Ice Cream and Wisconsin Brewing.
Word was recently received from Toppling Goliath they will be bringing the following varieties of beverages: Dorothy’s, Pompeii, Pseudo Sue, and another option TBD.
Thank you to the Sponsors!
Members of the Taste committee would like to thank the following sponsors; without their support the chamber may not be able to sponsor this great event.
Platinum Sponsors: Community First Bank, Fennimore Times, Frank Distributors, The Cottonwood Supper Club, QueenB Radio Group* and Shopping News and Wood Law Firm. Gold Sponsors-Crossing Rivers Health, Divine Rehabilitation & Nursing, Midwest One Bank, Midwest Builders, Peoples State Bank, Southwest Tech, WebWise Design and Marketing.
Silver Sponsors: Braudt Automotive, Carr Valley Cheese, Clare Bank, Fennimore Utilities, Fillback Family of Dealerships, Gundersen Boscobel Hospital & Clinics, Hall Automotive, Hometown Florist, Sprague Tree Service, Speedy Mart and Town & Country Sanitation.
These businesses will offer samples of their food and beverages during the afternoon. State law does not allow the sale of liquor at the event; however all other vendors will have their product available for purchase that day so be sure to bring along some cash to purchase your favorite products. Most all of the beverages showcased can be purchased at Fennimore businesses.
The Adam Bartels Band from Platteville will once again provide music from 1 to 5 p.m.
Shuttle Bus Available
Back by popular demand is the complimentary shuttle bus that will take people right to the south door at the Cottonwood. No worry about finding a parking place. There is no fee to ride the shuttle; however, we do encourage tips for the driver.
This year’s pick up location is the alley just south of The Second Shot Saloon behind Automotive Development, LLC and Fennimore Bowling Lanes. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes starting at 12:30 p.m. and will run until midnight if needed.
On Saturday, April 25 a Community Tree Workshop (for landowners) will be held in the Memorial building gym. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the workshop starting at 9 a.m. running until noon.
Dan Traas, certified arborist with Ranger Services, Inc., will talk about common questions and concerns related to community trees.
The workshop is free and open to Fennimore residents. A similar workshop was held last April and those attending gave great reviews.
The workshop was made possible in part with funding from the Department of Natural Resources-Urban Forestry Grant along with funding from the City of Fennimore.
Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Date of First Membership Meeting
The Chamber board has asked me to share information in regard to their first full membership meeting. It will be held on Wednesday, April 8; the noon luncheon will be held at Hickory Grove Golf Course.
Featured speaker will be Amy Charles, Director of Business and Industry for Southwest Tech. Amy will share information on the types of services Southwest Tech offers to businesses. Southwest Tech offers training for businesses and employees on site or at the campus whichever meets your business needs.
The FACC board members expresses they thanks to those who have renewed their membership. Membership materials will be distributed to members within the next few weeks. Please bear with us as we get things going for the 2020 chamber year.
Memorial Day 2020 Will Feature Vietnam Veterans
This year’s special recognition for the Memorial Day Service will focus and honor area Vietnam veterans. Peter Finnegan will once again be coordinating this presentation.
The profile form is still available on the Fennimore website at this link https://fennimore.com/community-life/veterans-memorial/
Peter is sending out a request to area residents to send in information and photos of family members or friends who served during the Vietnam. Fill out the profile form and provide a photo (which can be returned). Your information may be dropped off at the Chamber office or at the Fennimore Times.
Thanks in advance for helping pull this information together so we can recognize the Vietnam veterans for their service to our county.
Alternate Side Parking Ordinance in Effect Until April 1
Just a reminder that the City of Fennimore’s Alternate Side Parking ordinance continues until April 1.
Alternate side parking is only enforced at a time when there is snow on the travel lanes and/or intersections, and for the 48 hours following the snow event.
Thanks for your kind consideration of parking vehicles off the streets when possible to make the street crews job safer for all. Safe travels everyone.
Fennimore Area Health Services Committee Thanks Community
Nearly a year ago Divine Rehabilitation and Nursing purchased the local Good Samaritan Society property. Good Samaritan had previously collected donations from donors and fundraisers toward a new updated and expanded chapel for residents.
However, after the transition of the nursing home to a for-profit status entity, those intended funds needed to be returned or transferred to another non-profit entity. As a result, Fennimore Area Health Services became the fortunate recipient of a sizable donation.
As only a few donors were known to the committee, a public announcement was published previously in the Fennimore Times/Reminder. Fennimore Area Health Services was established in 1983 and throughout all of those years they remain true to their mission to provide health related outreach, education, equipment, scholarships and donations to the community of Fennimore. Their mission is to provide such to improve the health and well-being of the Fennimore Community.
Need additional information? Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to the following officers: John Wells, Vicki Marish or Sally Rosemeyer.
FHS Scholarships Available
Just a reminder that they offer health related scholarships to FHS graduates as well as to continuing students and adult returning students studying in a health related field who live within the Fennimore School District. FHS graduates who have received a scholarship may also apply for additional years.
Fennimore Writers Group Plans Meeting March 6
Just a reminder the monthly Fennimore Writer Group meeting will be held Friday, March 6 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Lemon Door. Everyone of all ages are invited to take part. The youngest member ever was Janet Struss’s granddaughter who wrote a wonderful story about her pet dragon. Others write about experiences, family members or trips they have taken. Not a writer? That’s not a problem, just come and enjoy the stories written by others. Any questions, give me a call 822-3599.
Rumor has it that the FFA Donkey Basketball game will be held in Fennimore on March 16. Watch for more details as they become available.