Chamber Chicken BBQ
The menu is all set for this year’s Chamber of Commerce Annual Chicken BBQ scheduled for Tuesday, July 9. The meal includes ½ BBQ chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, dinner roll, butter, and a beverage. Ticket cost is $11 in advance or $12 at the door. There is also an option for a Hot Dog meal for $4 which includes a hot dog sandwich, bags of chips and a beverage.
Take a break from cooking and make plans with your friends, neighbors, and family to attend the Chamber’s Annual Chicken BBQ on Tuesday, July 9. The meal will be served in the air-conditioned and bug-free Fennimore Memorial building, 860 Lincoln Avenue, starting at 4:30 p.m. running to 7 p.m. or until all tickets are sold. Generally, we start the BBQ off with a small number of tickets. The chamber hates to turn anyone away so that is the reason we encourage advance tickets.
Annual Community Awards will also be held in conjunction with the BBQ. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. The Chamber will recognize Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Family of the Year and Organization of the Year. The Chamber board will also select an individual from someone living outside of the Fennimore School District whose activities have gone over and above normal assistance to the chamber. There is great anticipation of the announcement from the committee of who will be recognized for 2019. Watch for photos and updates to be posted on the chamber’s web pages.
Southwest Tech Hosts Golden Knights July 2
Southwest Tech is bringing back the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute team! This jump will be held July 2, 2019 on Southwest Tech’s Campus, 1800 Bronson Boulevard. In an early celebration of the 4th of July, Southwest Tech is recognizing those who fought for the freedom of the United States by hosting an event to honor veterans and those currently serving in the military. This free and family-friendly event is open to the public. Gates will open at 8:00 a.m. to prepare for the scheduled jump time, at 10:00 am. As families arrive for the jump, they are invited to join into the many events.
The Fennimore police department, fire department, and EMTs, will have vehicles present and available for tours. A food stand will be offered by wives of the Fennimore Fire department members. In addition, free meals will be provided for veterans and active military. Any veteran and active military will also, receive a gift of appreciation given by Southwest Technical College. Activities including free Cheeky Monkey face painting and a rock climbing wall made possible by the U.S. National Guard. Southwest Tech will have many give away items including beach balls, sunglasses, mini American flags, stickers, and GI Joe Army Paratrooper figurines, will be given out by volunteers as fun giveaways throughout the event.
Currently no conventional aviation museum exists where you can touch, or sit in, the cockpit of a fighter jet. However, the DreamBIG Mobile Interactive Aviation Museum trailer will be on site and offer A-7 and F-101/F-14 aircraft cockpits tours available for you to experience. Following the jump, the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter will attempt to land. Attendees are encouraged to help the U.S. Golden Knights pack parachutes, get autographs, and tour the aircraft.
Fennimore families and surrounding communities are invited to join in the FREE celebration sponsored by Southwest Tech. You can find more information about the event on www.swtc.edu and on Southwest Tech’s Facebook page.
Do It 4 Derek Baseball Camp Events
It’s that time of the year again for Fennimore’s long running Do It 4 Derek Baseball camp. I want to share with you the line up for evening activities so you can get them on your summer schedules.
Monday, July 22 – there will be a 7 p.m. Pros Vs Joes Softball Game. The 9 innings game is followed by the Home Run Derby. Fireworks will end the night.
Tuesday, July 23 – a bean bag tournament will be held at the Fennimore Fire Department. The tournament is played on hand made unique boards which will be auctioned off at the end of the evening. Advanced, Fun and youth brackets are also available.
Wednesday, July 24 – the newest event for the year is BINGO and Q & A to be held at the Cottonwood Supper Club. There is a 5 p.m. dinner followed by 6:15 P.M. Bingo. This is an advance ticket event contact Steve Lendosky.
Thursday, July 25 – A 18 hole scramble shot gun golf event begins at 2:30 p.m. at Hickory Grove Golf Course. The public is welcome.
For additional information check online www.DoIt4Derek.com
Major sponsors for all of the week’s camp and events include: Energy Management Consultants, Pekin Life Insurance Company, Brechler Insurance, H & N Plumbing & Heating, QueenB Radio, and Community First Bank. Other sponsors include: Grant Regional Health Center, Wood Law Firm, Suppz.com, Century 21 Jon Miles, IMT Insurance Company, Frank Beer Distributors, Harris Golf Carts, and Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics.
I’ve been getting some questions about Fennimore’s fireworks in the last couple of weeks. We have good news and bad news. Fennimore’s fireworks display was held June 1 as part of the Fennimore Fun Fest activities. If you happened to miss the local fireworks you will have a second opportunity at nearby community fireworks Monday evening July 22 following the Home Run Derby mentioned above.
Free Joint Pain Seminar July 11
Grant Regional Health Center is excited to offer a Free Joint Pain Seminar in Fennimore. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Brad Binsfeld will be offering an informational presentation on Thursday, July 11 at 6:30 PM at the Hickory Grove Golf Course in Fennimore with a complimentary meal.
Participants will also get a chance to meet Nate Stocco, PA-C who recently joined Dr. Binsfeld’s practice. Space is limited, pre-registration is required by calling 723-3223 or online link below at www.grantregional.com.
Fennimore Recycling Update
Just a short update on the current status of Fennimore Recycling. The new recycling contract begins with Town and Country on July 1. The first pick up by Town and Country will be garbage only and will take place Friday, July 5.
City crews have been busy delivering the totes to area residents. If you didn’t receive the color copy of the recycling calendar you can find it online or stop by the City Clerk’s office and pick one up. The City does apologize for any confusion caused during this changeover. Our rural neighbors in Fennimore Township went through this change last year and those residents tell us it just takes some time to get into the new routine.
City Offices Closed July 4
Please note City offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in recognition of the 4th of July holiday. Have a safe and fun holiday with family and friends as we celebrate our Nations birthday’
Fennimore Area Writers Meeting Hosts Special Guest
Members of the Fennimore Area Writers group will hold their monthly meeting Friday, July 5. The meeting is held in Hardee’s meeting room between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Special guest will be the son of Carol Sue Inghram and the late Doug Inghram he is here from California visiting family. Dale Inghram has a degree in theater from the University of Austin & currently lives in El Segundo, CA where he also owns 2 busy coffee shops where he roasts his own coffee brand.
Dale has done many voice over’s for commercials. Proud mother, Carol Sue, reports Dale has been the voice behind more Super Bowl commercials than any other person. He has done hundreds of other commercials. He also is the Bravo voice for upcoming attractions. He has done some writing for TV but doesn’t have time to do much of that with the many auditions that are required, the management of 2 coffee shops, & being the father of 2 sons.
Time pending other FAWA members will share stories they have written. FAWA encourages new members to join their group who meets the first Friday of every month. The public is invited to attend.
Summer is in full swing which means we are getting close to some of the highest temperatures of the year. For those who do not have access to air conditioning to get a little relief from the heat Fennimore has the following cooling centers that are open to the public.
Dwight Parker Library, Cathy Smith, 925 Lincoln Avenue, 608-822-6294 is open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. Southwest Tech, 1800 Bronson Blvd, 608-822-2401 contact Dan Imhoff for space available, hours open Monday-Thurs from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. And also the Devine Rehabilitation Center, Beth Keeney, 1850 11th Street, 608-822-6100, they are open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, meals are available at guest price.
Fennimore Community Scholarship Fund Sponsors Golf Outing
It’s time to sign up now for the Fennimore Community Scholarship Foundation 6th Annual Golf Outing. The golf outing will be held Saturday, July 20th at Hickory Grove Golf Course, starting at 9 a.m. til 12 p.m. Registration may be made online or by contacting FCSF President, Mandy Henkel.
The golf outing features a four person, 9 hole best ball. Hole sponsorship and raffle prizes. Lunch follows. If you don’t golf, there are other ways to contribute to the Scholarship Foundation:
- Visit http://www.fhsscholarships.com/
- Donate raffle prizes for this event
- Share the Facebook Event
- Spread the word on this event and the Foundation’s goal to offer a scholarship to each and every senior graduating from Fennimore who wants to continue their education.
FACF living up to their motto “Invest in the Future” of the Fennimore Community by raising funds to support Fennimore High School seniors. FACF initial goal continues to someday be able to award a scholarship to each and every senior graduating from Fennimore who wants to continue their education.
164th Annual Grant County Fair
Save the dates Aug 14-18 for the 164th Annual Grant County Fair held at the fairgrounds in Lancaster.
The fair book is now available online or Grant County Fair – Wisconsin
All event tickets are just $30 if purchased before July 1. Tickets may be purchased at the fair office or from any Grant County Board member. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org