Citywide Garage Sales May 16-17-18
There will be bargains galore in Fennimore during the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce and WGLR Annual citywide garage sales Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 16-18. A listing of sale locations, days of operation and types of merchandise will be available on the
Garage Sale page.
Download the 2019 List of Garage Sale Participants
An ad with list of participating locations was published online and in the May 13 Reminder and May 16 Times. Garage sale maps will be available one week in advance at convenience stores, banks and Carr Valley Cheese. We thank Casey’s General Store for being the official sponsor the garage sale maps.
The City clerk’s office and chamber encourages all sale locations to be part of the official map. Your funds are used to promote the city outside of the area to bring additional shoppers to the community. Sale sites are reminded to turn your yard sign back to the City Clerk’s office or Fennimore Depot Exchange by May 29 to receive your $3 refund on your sign deposit.
Southwest Tech is hosting 5th Annual Motor Show
Southwest Tech’s 5th Annual Motor Show & Swap Meet will take place Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Southwest Tech. Car enthusiasts will enjoy numerous show vehicles, including muscle cars, antiques, classics, street rods, custom trucks, cycles, and tractors. All makes, models and years of vehicles are welcome in the show area and trophies will be awarded for ten classes plus 10 Best Paint and Best Engine.
Public welcome, admission for the event is free and features fun for the whole family. Food stand provided by Auto Club students.
Tools, car parts, and other auto-related items will be for sale in the swap meet area. There is no vendor fee for those interested in having a booth. Contact Greg at 608-822-2605.
Fennimore American Legion Sponsors Spaghetti Supper
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the Annual Legion Spaghetti Supper on Thursday, May 9. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper will be served in the Legion Annex from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. This is the local Legions main fund raiser of the year; they invite everyone to come out and support them. They will also be selling 3 x 5 flags that night at a cost of just $20.
Lincoln Avenue Flower Planting
The Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce will once again sponsor the flowers for Main Street planters. The tentative date to plant this year’s flowers are Thursday, May 16 starting at 3 p.m. and continuing until flowers are planted and watered.
FACC is currently recruiting volunteers to help with the planting. We are also seeking volunteers to adopt a planter(s) for the 2019 season. FACC will supply the fertilizer; volunteers would be responsible to take care of the watering of the flowers for the season. Please contact me if you are able to help. Thank you in advance for helping to make Lincoln Avenue full of beautiful flower planters throughout our community.
Nation of Patriots
The Nation of Patriots Tour is coming to Fennimore! We invite you to join us in Fennimore on Saturday, May 18 at approximately 1:30 p.m. as the Nation of Patriots Tour travels Hwy 18 east into Fennimore. We encourage Fennimore area residents to line the streets along Hwy 18 east right up 12th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Bring out your American Flags to wave as the tour goes through town.
This year the transfer of the flags will be held in the Fennimore Veteran’s Memorial, corner of 8th Street and Lincoln Avenue. 8th Street will be closed for the parking of the motorcycles as well as the Fennimore Elementary School parking lot.
Once the Saturday celebration is finished, we encourage everyone to visit other Fennimore businesses for food, beverages and entertainment.
American Flag Sponsors Encouraged
As part of the decorating contest, we hope to increase the number of American Flags flying along Lincoln Avenue and other key areas. The City / Chamber is seeking donations toward the purchase of the American Flags, as well as other decorations, used to welcome not only the Nation of Patriots but all of the visitors passing through Fennimore in 2019.
All flags will be purchased from the Fennimore American Legion which uses points to provide awards to students at Fennimore Schools. All flags are high quality and are American made.
You can sponsor a flag for just $20 donation. Checks should be made payable to The City of Fennimore, 860 Lincoln Avenue, Fennimore, WI 53809. All donors will be recognized on www.fennimore.com and on the bulletin board at the Memorial building. Thanks to everyone who helped decorate the community as part of our warm Fennimore welcome to the NOPT.
Memorial Day Services May 27 at 9:00 a.m.
As you make plans for your Memorial Day holiday, you are encouraged to make your attendance at the Fennimore Memorial Day service one of your highest priorities on Monday, May 27. All veterans and veteran organizations and scouts are encouraged to take part in the parade, please meet at the Legion by 8:45 a.m. The Legion Auxiliary will offer cinnamon rolls and coffee starting at 8 a.m. prior to the start of the parade.
Following the parade, a program will be held in the Fennimore Memorial building. This year Peter Finnegan has been hard at work putting together an awesome video of Fennimore area veterans who served in the Korean War. Area residents are encouraged to share any photos, military awards or materials from their family with Peter Finnegan by May 15; materials may be left at the Chamber office. Materials will be returned once they are scanned.
Fennimore Community Theatre Play
A talented group of Fennimore area residents have been busy working on their production of “Play On!” by Rick Abbot a laughter filled play, about putting on a play. This year’s play is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18 starting at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m.
The play will be held at the Fennimore Memorial building. There is no dinner theatre offered this year. Tickets are $10 each at the door or may be ordered by contacting Deb Baxter 608-822-3069.
Fennimore Community Blood Drive
The Fennimore American Red Cross Community Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, May 23 at the Fennimore Memorial building (860 Lincoln Avenue). Donation hours are 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bring a friend and help save lives together. Blood is especially needed this time of year, so please schedule your donation today 1-800-Red Cross.
Fennimore Museums Open for the Season May 25
The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum and Fennimore Railroad Historical Society Museum will open for their 2019 seasons beginning Saturday, May 25. Both Museums will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Labor Day. Fall hours for the museums begin following Labor Day when they are open weekends only for the months of September and October. Tours are also available at other times by making reservations. Volunteers are always welcome at both museums. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Doll and Toy Museum at 608-822-4100 or Dagna Doan 608-822-4226, or for the Railroad Museum contact Greg Ashmore 822-6167.
Read the Museum Openings for 2019 Season Public Service Announcement
Fun Fest May 31 and June 1
Fun Fest 2019 has many new activities planned which promises to be fun for all. See the Fun Fest webpage for more information.
Some of the special events for 2019 include bringing a carnival back, Badgerland Midways Rides. Advance sales for carnival wrist bands have begun, save by purchasing wristbands in advance. Dodgeball tournament (Friday & Saturday), beanbag tournament (Friday night only), 5th and 6th grade softball tournament, Paint-a-Piggy Bank sponsored by People’s State Bank, mechanical bull (Friday only), auction and fireworks. Music provided by DJ’s Friday night and all day on Saturday.
New this year is the Drive One for Your School which will be held late Saturday afternoon. The vehicles will be provided by Les Mack of Lancaster organized by the Maroon and Gold Club. All proceeds from the Drive One event will be used for Fennimore School sports programs for kids in Fennimore. Fennimore Area Foundation will also hold an auction following the parade on Saturday evening. You can find the two-day schedule on the Fun Fest webpage. New information is added as events are confirmed so visit the site often.
Members of the Fennimore Area Foundation have announced plans to hold an auction as part of the annual Fun Fest celebration. The auction will take place shortly after the parade Saturday evening. FAF members are currently accepting items for the auction, please contact JoAnn Wiederholt 822-3420. Once the list of auction items is complete, the list will be available on the Fun Fest webpage.
City of Fennimore Makes Plans for New Garbage Collection
The City of Fennimore has sent out a survey in the City’s May utility bills regarding the new garbage totes. Each resident will receive one of the 95-gallon totes unless you notify the utility office differently. Click on the Garbage Tote button on the website home page for additional details.