Chamber Chicken BBQ Tuesday, July 14
The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC) is pleased to announce they will hold their annual Chicken BBQ on Tuesday, July 14. The entire chicken barbeque will be carryout only.
Members of the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce (FACC) have announced a new concept for this year’s annual chicken BBQ scheduled for Tuesday, July 14. Due to COVID-19 and the health and safety of all, the entire chicken bbq will be carryout only. Thus the new name Drive Thru Diner-Chicken BBQ; sorry no dine in options offered this year.
The Fennimore Memorial building will still be the location we work out of. Simply turn west off Lincoln Avenue on 9th Street heading north on Madison Street, have your tickets ready and volunteers (wearing masks and gloves will bring your meal(s) to you. Serving time this year will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are strongly recommended.
Should you not feel comfortable with coming in the building, please contact Lori Barry at 608-485-0820. Please watch for updates on the Chamber Facebook page as we work through this different approach to bring you a fabulous meal. For questions please contact Lori Barry 608-485-0820.
The menu includes: ½ chicken made with Denny’s special sauce, potato salad, apple sauce, string cheese, homemade dinner roll w/butter and bottle of water.
Ticket prices remain the same; just $11 in advance (purchased by July 13) or $12 at the door; advance tickets are recommended as the BBQ is generally a “sell out”. Tickets are now available at Clare, Community First Bank, MidWestOne Bank and Peoples State Banks in Fennimore and the Chamber office, 850 Lincoln Avenue during regular business hours or at Casey’s and Hilltop for those who need to purchase after then get off work.
We strongly encourage purchasing tickets in advance as we hope for the meal to be a sellout!
Community First Bank Supports “Buy Local”
Community First Bank made a $500 pandemic donation to the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce.
The fund will be used as an incentive to those who purchase $20 in Fennimore Bucks. For each $20 purchase you will receive an additional $10 Fennimore bucks. Any bucks purchased from June 19 through July 31 qualify for the incentive. The offer is limited to one offer per purchaser or two offers per family. This offer is good while grant funds last on a first served basis.
You can purchase this special offer locally at the Community First Bank branch location within Bender’s Foods between the hours of 8 :30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday , Friday 8:30 to 6 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Or at the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Fennimore bucks may be used at more than a hundred chamber member business locations. A list of businesses who accept the Fennimore Bucks is listed on each of the checks.
Members of the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors appreciate Community First Bank for their generous donation to assist Fennimore area chamber member businesses.
Revised Library Hours
Dwight Parker Library reopens with new hours and regulations – Dwight Parker Library patrons are now able to visit the library with some limitations.
Library hours are as follows:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday – Noon to 6 p.m.
Please wear a facemask and practice social distancing. There is a limit to how many can be in the library at a time. Those needing to use the computer/internet please call to schedule a time 608-822-6294. Watch for new information as things change.
Fennimore Community Pool Modifies Opening for the 2020 Season
The Fennimore Swimming Pool opened for the season on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Hours and guidelines have been modified due to COVID-19.
To ensure suggested social distancing limits, we will limit pool patrons to 75. No fee admission, non-swimming, visitors limited to 25 for a total capacity of 100. *non-swimming “street clothed” visitors must be chaperoning swimming patrons. We will have a sign that will allow pool staff to display the current number of pool patrons.
Entry through the bath house as normal. Limit bath house usage for essential purposes only. No congregating inside of the bath house. Exit only through the west gate.
In order to control attendance and provide fair access to the taxpayers who fund the pool, we will limit patrons to City of Fennimore taxpayers and households who were enrolled in Fennimore Schools for the 2019-2020 and/or will be enrolled for the 2020/2021 school year(s).
Patrons may choose to wear masks while on premises, but they will not be allowed while in the pool due to
To ensure understanding and adherence to additional guidelines the 2020 season suggested ages (staff may adjust in an individual basis as needed to ensure compliance):
- 12+ allowed un-chaperoned;
- Under 12 must be accompanied by 15+ and 6 and under by an adult
- Pool hours modified to Noon – 6PM daily.
- Noon-1PM will be the new adults only open swim/water aerobics.
Rookie Golf Offered Hickory Grove Golf Course
Youth interested in learning more about the game of golf who want to learn the basics, rules, club selection, putting skills, chipping skills, golf etiquette and appreciation of the game are encouraged to join Rookie Golf.
Youth grades 3rd thru 6th grades program runs from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Youth 7 thru 10th program runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Activites re held every Tuesday and Thursday starting July 7 and ending July 30th. A Rookie Golf Best Ball tournament is scheduled for Aug 4th with a rain date of Aug 6.
Coaches are Sarah Williams, Anne Walker, and Matthew Fritz. To register contact Heather Norsby 608-485-1241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for fee information and more details.
Fennimore Museums Announce 2020 Plans for the Season
Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum will open for the season on Friday, July 17. The 2020 schedule is as follows: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday with hours of operation from 1 to 4 p.m. thru September. Other times for group tours scheduled in advance call Connie 608-822-7920, Mary 608-822-3466 or 608-822-4100. The admission fee is waived for this season; however donations are appreciated to help cover operation expense and maintenance of the museum.
Fennimore Historical Railroad Society Museum will open for the season beginning Friday, July 17. The 2020 schedule is as follows: Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday with hours of operation from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. thru Labor Day.
There is no set admission fee to visit the museum. Donations are appreciated and used to help cover operation expenses and maintenance of the museum. Miniature train rides for the youth will be offered on Saturday and Sunday weather permitting (fee). 608-822-3446 or 608-822-6858.
Due to Covid-19 those traveling a long distance are encouraged to call ahead to confirm operations are open as normal.
Fennimore Waste Water Treatment Plant Update
The Fennimore waste water treatment plant project is now completed. The Fennimore City Council plans to hold an open house in the future. The City is currently accepting applications for a Water/Wastewater Treatment Superintendent. Details are available online www.fennimore.com under the government page.
The City of Fennimore’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is seeking crop ground, to include summer alfalfa, to apply biosolids on. We are seeking at least 20 acres. When the Wastewater Treatment plant receives raw waste, it converts it to sludge, or “biosolids” through various treatment processes. This biosolids is rich in nitrogen, phosphorus and organic material, and when applied to land, it provides valuable nutrients that can improve the condition of soil, and yield better crops. This is at no cost to the land owner. If interested, and for more details please call The City of Fennimore 608-822-6119.
Farm Center Offers 24/7 Hotline, Other Counseling Resources in New Pilot Program
As of July 1, Wisconsin farmers facing increased stress and other challenges can access additional free and confidential counseling resources by contacting the Farm Center at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).
As part of a new pilot program, the Farm Center can now connect callers to a 24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline. The hotline can be reached at 1-888-901-2558. Licensed mental health professionals contracted by the department will provide immediate, in-the-moment care.
Citywide Garage Sales Postponed to 2021
Due to the ever changing status of the pandemic the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce has made the decision to postpone their citywide garage sales until the spring of 2021.