Two Rivers’ Reis Basis has reached its objective of incomes $30,000 for native meals pantries
The Board of Administrators of the Helen Gajdys Reis & Lester Reis Endowment Fund, based mostly in Two Rivers, has reached its objective of incomes $30,000 to be divided between Peter’s Pantry in Manitowoc and the Two Rivers Ecumenical Pantry.
The board introduced Friday it is usually extending the contribution time to Dec. 1 to supply additional help to the pantries, which have seen elevated demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Donations can be despatched to the Gajdys-Reis Endowment Fund, P.O. Field 388, Two Rivers, WI 54241.
Match funding within the marketing campaign was supplied as follows: $10,000 from the endowment fund, $2,500 from GVR Funding Administration, Inc., and $2,500 from Mary and George Reis. Further contributions of roughly $13,000 had been supplied by round 60 individuals as of Friday.
The steadiness was supplied by Pageant Meals in partnering with the endowment fund.
“I can personally attest that Mark Skogen, CEO of Pageant Meals, not solely cares about his associates but in addition the communities the corporate serves,” stated George V. Reis, president of the endowment fund, in a information launch.
Reis stated there have been many contributors to the trouble, however two stand out. The primary was a younger girl, Hannah Bauknect, who made and bought face masks and donated the $160 proceeds from her gross sales. The opposite was a $50 nameless donation from a pair whose husband was laid off for 3 months due to the virus however felt compelled to help different individuals in want.
The Two Rivers-based Reis Basis launched the match marketing campaign earlier in November. For extra info, name GVR Funding Administration, Inc., at 920-553-4442.
Former Alice in Dairyland joins Farm Wisconsin Discovery Middle
Abigail Martin, who served as Wisconsin’s 72nd Alice in Dairyland, has joined Farm Wisconsin Discovery Middle in Manitowoc as program supervisor.
A information launch stated that on this function, Martin will assist Farm Wisconsin’s instructional mission, bringing new, artistic packages and actions to the Farm Wisconsin expertise.
“Abigail’s expertise as Alice in Dairyland aligns completely with Farm Wisconsin’s targets,” stated Patty Lehn, Farm Wisconsin Discovery Middle’s government director. “She is going to faucet into Wisconsin’s huge community of agriculture associations, producers and processors to deliver their information and experiences to our guests.”
Martin will coordinate instructional workshops, hands-on subject journeys and fascinating sights for the invention heart. She may also oversee the middle’s Land O’Lakes Birthing Barn operations. In Farm Wisconsin’s first two years of operation, the ability noticed greater than 450 calves born on website.
Martin has a ardour for all issues Wisconsin: good cheese, the Wisconsin Badgers, and her Wisconsin farm household. She represents the fourth technology to develop up on her household’s registered Holstein farm outdoors of Milton. It was there that she discovered a love for dairy cattle, and a way of satisfaction for the state’s agriculture business. Her pursuits led her to pursue a level in dairy science on the College of Wisconsin-Madison, the place she graduated from in Might 2018.
As Alice in Dairyland, Martin shared the story of Wisconsin’s farmers and processors with tens of millions of shoppers throughout the state and past. Whether or not speaking to elementary faculty college students or senior residents, Martin spent her time highlighting the influence agriculture has on each Wisconsin life.
Whereas touring throughout the state, Martin engaged with turkey farmers, potato growers, cranberry processors and extra. This distinctive journey as Wisconsin’s agriculture ambassador allowed Martin to amplify her voice and the voice of everybody concerned in Wisconsin’s $104.8 billion agriculture business.
Farm Wisconsin is open weekly, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to five p.m. Common admission charges vary from $8 for youth 18 and youthful to $16 for adults. Household memberships present free admission for a yr, in addition to different advantages, and value $80. Extra info — together with expanded vacation hours — will be discovered at farmwisconsin.org.
The Farm Wisconsin Discovery Middle is a state-of-the-art, interactive agricultural training heart in Manitowoc County. The middle was named to Time for Youngsters’ World’s 50 Coolest Locations of 2019.
Chamber to current ‘Holidaze: Easy methods to Navigate the Joys and Challenges of the Vacation Season’
The Chamber of Manitowoc County’s Security, Well being and Wellness Committee will current the webinar “Holidaze: Easy methods to Navigate the Joys and Challenges of the Vacation Season” from midday to 1 p.m. on Nov. 24 by way of Zoom.
The webinar is an element eight of its collection, “Finest Practices Throughout COVID-19,” and can function Rachel Fruin, LPC, CSAC, medical therapist-AODA at Holy Household Memorial Behavioral Well being. Fruin, in line with a information launch, “will contact base on well being and security; dealing with poisonous household, loss and feelings throughout this vacation season; in addition to new methods to have a good time this yr.”
Participation is free. For extra info or to register, contact The Chamber at 920-684-5575 or go to https://chambermanitowoccounty.org/
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