The 9th Annual Back to School Business Showcase will be held Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Afternoon activities will run from noon to 4 p.m. on Adams Street near the Fennimore pool. The business showcase and school supply collection will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Memorial gym. Help fill the bus with school supplies in front of the Memorial building starting at 4:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Fennimore Area Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis.
The Business Showcase is a great way to get the community involved in collecting school supplies to benefit Fennimore students, offer a fun event for youth with outdoor bounce house and obstacle course, face painting and good food. The event is a great opportunity for Fennimore area businesses to showcase their products and services during the business showcase from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wristbands can be purchased on site for bounce house only $5.
Daytime Activities will be held on Adams Street west of the pool
Evening Activities will be held at the Memorial Building, Lincoln Avenue
- 11:00 – 4:00 – Pulled Pork or Pulled Beef Sandwiches, chips and drink
- 11:30 – 1:30 – Free delivery of meals
- 12:00 – 4:00 – Fried Cheese Curds by Carr Valley Cheese
- 12:00 – 4:00 – Bounce House and Obstacle Course
- 12:00 – 4:00 – Caricature Drawings by Lemongrass Art
- 12:00 – 4:00 – Cheeky Monkey Face Painting
- 4:30 – Doors open for Business / Vendor Showcase
- 4:30 – 6:00 – Pulled Pork or Pulled Beef Sandwiches, chips and drink
- 4:30 – 6:30 – Fill That Bus on Lincoln Ave.
- 4:30 – 7:00 – Business Showcase and Vendor Show
- 4:30 – 7:00 – Information Booths – A4A, MOPS, Roughneck’s MC
- 5:00 – Performances by Dance Elite, TNT Gymnastics, Boscobel Academy of Martial Arts
- 5:15 – 5:30 – Presentation by Grant Regional Health Center, “How to pack your backpack”
- 7:00 – Door Prize and Grand Prize Drawings – must be present to win
Please call in your order for delivery meals 608-822-5432 or 608-822-5140.
Fennimore Schools will have one of their small school buses parked outside of the Fennimore Memorial building. Stop by the bus to drop off your donation between 4 to 7. For each school supply item donated you receive one ticket for a chance to win the a grand prizes.
The following donations will receive bonus tickets per item: 50 tickets for scientific calculator; 20 tickets for Kinder Mats, back packs, flash drive, 5 in 1 notebooks; and 10 tickets for Primary journal, dab and stick glue, dry erase markers, composition notebooks, glue sticks, #2 pencils, Crayola markers, colored pencils and water colors. Other donations receive 1 ticket.
School supplies will be used to fill backpacks for Fennimore School district students needing assistance. Additional supplies will be donated to the school’s supply closet.
Grand prizes include: a Hoverboard and 24 inch TV donated by Fennimore Kiwanis; Cheeky Monkey donated a birthday package valued at $150; Century21/Jon Miles donated a youth bike, Pat & Karen Schroeder and Prairie Farms donated 2 All Ride passes for the Grant County Fair and Rayovac has donated flashlights. Financial sponsors include: TDS/Platinum sponsor, Peoples State Bank/Gold sponsor and Rayovac /Silver sponsor.
The vendor showcase takes place in the gym from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. There is no fee to attend the showcase. Businesses participating in the business showcase include:
Gundersen Health, Lularoe/Samantha Goss, TNT Gymnastics, Casey’s, Crossing Rivers Health, Southwest Tech, Pampered Chef/Susan Walker, Grant Regional Health Care, Organo/Teresa Osborne, Tupperware/Liz Lenz, Papazarri/Stephanie Maag, PJ’s Daycare, Younique/Wildtree/Brittney Christman, Cleaver Container/Shelly Winkers, Usbourne/Maegen Johnson, Learn with Me Crafts/Sally Rech, OSD Photography/Olivia Dudenbostel, Itworks/Mari Schneider and Hammerand Farms. Also on hand will be Bethany Alliance Church MOPS (Moms of Pre-school) organization, Dustin Robert/ Roughnecks MC and Rose Cutting/ Aiming for Acceptance display sharing information and A4A project. Entertainment on the stage includes Dance Elite, LLC, TNT Gymnastics and Boscobel Academy of Martial Arts.
Entertainment during the showcase includes performances by Dance Elite, TNT Gymnastics, and a demonstration by Boscobel Academy of Martial Arts.
At approximately 7 p.m. drawings for business door prizes begin followed by the drawing for the grand prize items. Must be present to win prizes.
Download the 2017 Back to School Showcase poster