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August 2020

How Big Brothers Big Sisters Fought Isolation during Safe at Home

Posted on Aug 24, 2020, by

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin found innovative ways to be together and have fun during the Safe At Home restrictions. Now that those are lifted, most “Bigs” and “Littles” are safely together again.   By Johnna Van Deurzen, Development Coordinator, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin When COVID-19 first started, […]

Pandemic Pivoting and Planning in Our New Fiscal Year

A grant from the Bright Idea Fund within the Community Foundation to the Waupaca Community Arts Board helped the community create hundreds of Kindness Flags, which were displayed recently in downtown Waupaca.  By Tammy Geenen, Vice President Community Engagement, Community Foundation Unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during the last several months continue to […]

History Museum to Create “Museum on the Lawn”

Posted on Aug 17, 2020, by

On Friday, August 28 the History Museum at the Castle will create a “Museum on the Lawn.” Pop-up exhibits staged on the museum’s front lawn will offer historic context to contemporary issues. The Museum on the Lawn is free and open to the public. The History Museum will move four exhibits outdoors to transform its […]

Appleton’s Octoberfest is Reimagined for 2020

Posted on Aug 13, 2020, by

Reimagined for 2020: Octoberfest will look a little different this year, due to COVID-19. By Nikki Voelzke, Octoberfest marketing committee member From the very first Octoberfest in 1981 to today, the Octoberfest mission remains the same – to set a stage for nonprofit organizations to showcase the good work they do in our community and […]