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A Helping Hand for Mady

Brickhouse 2233 Birch Street Eau Claire, WI
Fundraising benefit for Madelyn Odegard. Madelyn is a fun loving six year old that loves her 2 younger sisters, dancing, horses and getting rowdy with her uncles and cousins! On June 23rd of this year she was playing T-ball and loving life; then on Tuesday June 24th learned she has cancer. Mady was diagnosed with Stage IV Wilms Disease, a rare form of cancer found in children. Only approximately 500 cases are diagnosed each year. Her preliminary treatment plan includes intense chemo and radiation therapy along with kidney removal. The funds raised will benefit the Odegard’s in hopes to offset some of the financial weight of this situation. Events at the fundraiser will include a Silent Auction, multiple raffles of cash, merchandise and gift certificates, and will also include a spaghetti dinner.

Bobbie Schulz 5437 N Shore Drive Eau Claire, WI 54703 715-579-4194

Heart for Luther Park

Luther Park Bible Camp, Chetek WI
Luther Park Bible Camp will be holding our annual "Heart for Luther Park" summer celebration on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, at the camp's main site. The day will feature: a Brick Oven Pizza Lunch, By Firewoods Travelling Pizzaria, starting at 11:00am. The celebration also includes - a Silent Auction, Pie and Ice Cream Social, and many games and activities for kids of all ages. At 1:30pm, the Craft and Quilt Auction will begin. All are welcome!

Luther Park is located 1 mile north of Chetek, just off of County Road M.

For directions to camp and other information, please visit our website:

Luther Park Bible Camp is a non-profit, outdoor ministry of the ELCA which operates all year round. Proceeds from this event will support our Christian ministry by helping to pay for operating expenses and provide scholarships for campers as needed.

Diana Thompson, Luther Park Bible Camp
Chetek, WI 715-859-2215

Lake Holcombe Lions Golf Tournament

Entwood Golf Course, Hwy. 27 North, Holcombe, Wis.
$40 entry fee. Free refreshments, $5,000 for Hole-In-One on Hole 3. Call 715-595-4305 for tee time.

Bill Seipel

Dunn County Humane Society's 21st Annual Walk for Paws

Lion's Club Pavilion Wakanda Park, Menomonie
This year we are featuring a new and longer dog walk! We will also have more family and kids games. More fun to be had with concessions, raffles, and a silent auction.

Josh Dalton, Executive Director of Dunn County Humane Society. 715-232-9790.

Harvesting Hope For The Arc

Chippewa Valley Eagle’s Club, 2588 Hallie Road Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Please join us for our 1st Annual Fundraiser!
Family Fun, Food, Auctions, Raffles, Prizes!
Live Music provided by: Schuh Fly

All proceeds benefit The Arc Eau Claire, Inc. to support non-profit advocacy services for people with disabilities in Northwestern Wisconsin.


2014 Bluegill Festival

Jul 19, 2014 8:15 a.m./8:30 a.m.

Birchwood, WI
6:45 am – 8:00 am: Registration at Paul’s Pizza Den
8:15 am: Kids Fun Run (½ mile)
8:30 am: 5K (3.1 miles for real this year!) Run/Walk

Race fees: max $50/family! (otherwise $20 for 5k, $5 for ½ mile)
New route
2014 T-shirts are lime green with black
More age groups = more medals

Proceeds go toward breast cancer screenings, education, and research through Susan G. Komen (this race has raised $15,000 over the previous 4 years – thanks to you!)

Pre-register by sending form and payment to:
Kristi Gay
2827 29 15/16 Ave.
Birchwood, WI 54817

Make checks payable to “Kristi Gay”

Eau Claire Walk to End Alzheimer's

Carson Park, parking lot North End 101 Carson Park Drive
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 650 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Natalie Robarge Heritage Senior Living 715-829-8000

Big Awards Gala

Florian Gardens (2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire 54701)
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters as we roll out the purple carpet! Dress to impress at this Oscar-themed event. This event will feature a Master of Ceremonies, ‘Big Awards,’ dinner, a silent auction, and music. Cocktail hour will be from 5-6pm, dinner and program will be from 6-9pm.

For more information or to RSVP for the event please call 715-835-0161 or email




Azura Memory Care's 8th Annual City-Wide Thrift Sale to benefit Alzheimer’s

The Shed, 519 Mayer Road, Altoona Sale Dates: Friday, August 1 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, August 2 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Donation Dates: Tuesday, July 29 – Wednesday, July 30 from 8 am – 6 pm
Wanted thrifty shoppers and garage sale goodies! Azura Memory Care will host a City-Wide Thrift Sale to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. All proceeds will be matched by Holiday Vacations and leftover items donated to Goodwill. Donations of gently used items and volunteers to sort donations are needed. We hope to see you there!

Contact Brianna at (715) 832-6696 for any questions about the sale or for volunteer information.

United Way Community Block Party

Irvine Park - Main Pavilion, Chippewa Falls
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley invites you to beautiful Irvine Park for a Community Block Party, brought to you by Associated Bank, Mason Companies and WESTconsin Credit Union.

Education, Income and Health Zones feature games and activities for kids, plus information and services including FREE health assessments, FREE money management and home budgeting seminars, and much, much more.

Performances by storyteller/juggler/magician Bob Kann, musician and storyteller Randy Peterson, and local alt-country musician Jeff White.

Delicious food for sale from Firehouse Subs, Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, All Star Catering and Summer Snow with proceeds to support United Way programs.

Learn more about United Way, its program partners, and what makes our community stronger.

Please park in Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds.

Visit for more information.


Relay For Life of Chippewa County

Northern Wisconsin Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls
A community event to fight back against cancer, remember loved ones, & celebrate those winning the fight.

Courtney Haas 715-514-2250 ext 16
Cari Bowe 715.829.1421

AIDS Walk Wisconsin

Join us for the 25th Anniversary of AIDS Walk Wisconsin, the state’s largest HIV fundraiser.

Kristin Wollenberg
I-800-348-WALK (9255)

Second Annual Booking it for Books Fun Run

Elk Mound Village Park Elk Mound, WI
All proceeds go towards the Elk Mound Community Library and the Elk Mound Cross Country teams. $15.00 registration fee for the 4 mile run or 2 mile walk if paid before July 15th. $20.00 after July 15th. $5.00 registration fee for the kids 1/2 mile run. T-shirts guaranteed for pre-paid adult participants. Concessions, kids activities, and other family activities will be happening.

Kathy Peterson 715-829-3237

Kentons Walk to Remember Miscarried and Stillborn Babies

Carson Park, Eau Claire
We are seeking Teams, Sponsors and Vendors for Kentons Walk to Remember Miscarried and Stillborn Babies an overnight walk so families of pregnancy and infant loss can take the dark hours and lean on eachother..

Here is why we are doing this

Kenton Roy James Micah Penigar Stephenson, was stillborn via emergency C-section to Misty Penigar on Tuesday March 4th 2014. During the anticipation of his birth be brought much joy and excitement to his family and those around his mother. Kenton was a very active baby. Everything seemed perfect till those ten minutes before his birth when everything went wrong..

Kenton's mother had planned on breastfeeding him, then donating her breast milk when he was done nursing. She is in the process of getting set up to donate herself. But there is a lack of knowledge, and or center's in her area for breast milk donation and Misty want's to rectify the situation.

The goal is to raise enough money to pay rent in advance at the local mall, as well as to purchase some electric breast pumps , milk storage bags, and furniture for mother's to come into Kenton's place (named in honor of this tiny prince) to take breast feeding classes, birthing classes, join support groups for nursing and for grieving parents and grandparents.

Kenton's place will be a place of hope while providing tiny little humans with the milk they need to survive when their mother's are just unable to produce enough. Studies show that breast milk is best even if donated, and we want to provide this service in honor and Memory of Kenton..

Please support us in this endeavor, and honor this little prince's memory as well as the memory of many other babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or sids.

Our goal is to open the doors by March 4th 2015.. The day we met and lost Kenton.

We need your help!!

We are holding the first annual Walk to Remember Miscarried and Stillborn Babies at Carson Park in Eau Claire, Overnight Saturday August 9th at 5pm and ending Sunday August 10 at Noon.
There will be entertainment and activities throughout the evening as families coping with the loss of their infant children band together to support one another.

Below are links to all of the pages we have for anyone who is interested in the event.

Here is the Facebook link to the event for more infomation

Here is the Facebook link to the vendor page, for those interested in becoming a vendor

Here s the Facebook link to the teams page:

Here is the Facebook link to the vendor page, for those interested in becoming a sponsor:

Here is the link..

For WEAU News Story View here

Misty Penigar
Racheal Ulberg Doula (715) 563-3860

Grilled Chicken Fundraiser

AUGUSTA FIRESTATION Community Room, Augusta, WI near the water tower
Wonderful grilled chicken for sale, with Bush's baked beans, potato salad, rolls, drinks, and desert. Carry out orders welcome, too.

Augusta United Methodist Church, 2014Youth Mission trips, Barb Jacobs

Breakfast at Applebee's for Refuge Farms

Menomonie, WI across the road from Wal-Mart
News release

March 24, 2014

Contact: Sandra Gilbert 715.772.3379

Menomonie Applebee’s breakfast to celebrate “SurvivingWinter!”

An all-you-can-eat breakfast at Applebee’s in Menomonie Apil 19th to be held to celebrate the arrival of spring (hopefully!) and the fact that we made it through one of the coldest winters we’ve had in a long time. In the winter of 2013, we were contacted more times to rescue horses than in the winters of 2011 and 2012 combined!

The breakfast, which includes sausage, pancakes, coffee or milk and juice, will be served from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the restaurant, located just off I-94 at Exit 41 in Menomonie. The price per person is $7.

The breakfast will be cooked by Applebee’s staff and served by volunteers of Refuge Farms Horse Rescue & Sanctuary in Spring Valley. There will also be a bake sale, raffle, and the sale of Refuge Farms hats and t-shirts.

Tickets to the Applebee’s breakfast are available at the door or from any Refuge Farms volunteer prior to the event

Patricia Roettger Refuge Farms Volunteer 715-781-8053

OZ Run 5K/Half Marathon

Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls
Oz Run 5K/Half Marathon will be on Saturday, May 24. Irvine Park will be considered OZ, while Emerald City is Northern WI state fair grounds

Half marathon is 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M. is the 5K Run/Walk. Then people can enjoy activities in entertainment from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.


Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Avenue Eau Claire, WI
People in the community will have the chance to purchase a hand crafted bowl and soup meal to help support Feed My People Food Bank.

$18 Bowl and Soup Meal
$8 Soup Meal Only
Kids 10 & Under Free

Ticket outlets include, Feed My People Food Bank, Online at, UWEC Service Center, Gordy's County Market Eau Claire Locations

Feed My People Food Bank
2610 Alpine Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703

Yoga Tree Fundraiser

Dec 14, 2013 10 A.M. & 4 P.M.

3701 Highway 12, Eau Claire, WI
Have some fun by doing yoga this weekend! Signup to join any of the two classes being offered. The proceeds will benefit the Community Table in Eau Claire, which supplies meals to those less fortunate.

Roll into Fall Creek for UCP

Aug 24, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013 10 a.m. - all day

Fall Creek Main Street Steve and Kathy's Bar
Visit beautiful Fall Creek, Wisconsin on August 24 - 25 to Roll Into Fall Creek for UCP. This two day event will include live music both days, food, beverages and fun for the whole family. There will be a silent auction beginning on Saturday at Noon and ending on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with many valuable items up for bid. There is a custom wheel show on Saturday including cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration for the Wheel Show runs from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with "People's Choice" voting from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m. Come out and support UCP one or both days!

Roll into Fall Creek for UCP

Aug 24, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Fall Creek
Visit beautiful Fall Creek, Wisconsin on August 24 - 25 to Roll Into Fall Creek for UCP. This two day event will include live music both days, food, beverages and fun for the whole family. There will be a silent auction beginning on Saturday at Noon and ending on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with many valuable items up for bid. There is a custom wheel show on Saturday including cars, trucks and motorcycles. Registration for the Wheel Show runs from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. with "People's Choice" voting from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and prizes awarded at 2:30 p.m. Come out and support UCP one or both days!


Oak Park Pavilion, Carson Park Eau Claire

The Mad ♥ Dash is a family friendly 5k Run/Walk that focuses less on the results and more on creating a fun experience with your friends and family.

The race will begin at 5:30, registration will open one hour prior to the race. The race will start and end at the Oak Park Pavilion in Carson Park.

This race is for all ages. We will have a kids zone filled with games and volunteers for kids to hang out while parents run!

$5.00 Donation per person, $10.00 donation per family of 3 or more. ALL doantions will go to the Maddy Moments Foundation

There will be a celebration in memory of Maddy following the race.

You may register online by messaging Maddy Moments, registration and donations can be mailed to Carole Hoff at 217 Olive Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 or one hour prior to the race on June 26.

Please join us for this event and spread the word ♥ Maddy Moments ♥

From Books to Brilliance Silent Auction & Fundraiser

Oct 13, 2012 7-9:30pm

Eau Claire Children's Theater: 1814 North Oxford Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54703
From Books to Brilliance (FBTB) is hosting their first Eau Claire Silent Auction and Fundraiser, raising money to promote literacy in impoverished communities. Join FBTB for food, fun, live music and a silent auction filled with goodies from local businesses and art, textiles and Alpaca items from Latin America.

Maggie Covill, FBTB co-founder
(715) 530-4724

Loopy's Ladies Day Out

Nov 19, 2011 10am to 12 midnight

Loopy's Grill and Salloon
There will be a volleyball tournament and bean bags along with a band later at night. All proceeds will be going to benefit Multiple Sclerosis Research.

William (Loopy)Kleich 715-723-5661

Chi Hi Harmonics Show Choir Car Wash Fundraiser

Aug 6, 2011 8 am - 4 pm

Mega Foods in KMart plaza Chippewa Falls
Chi Hi Harmonics Show Choir is holding a car wash fundraiser, donations accepted.


Black River Falls Fire Department 7th Annual Car Show

May 15, 2011 Sign up is 8:00am-12:00pm Awards at 3:00

Riverside Auto Hwy 54 West
This is the 7th Annual Car Show that is a fundraiser for the department.

Mike or Tammy