Loading

69°F

78°F

67°F

67°F

72°F

67°F

80°F

67°F

67°F

80°F

67°F

83°F
Search
NEWS STORIES

Local business helps raise money for children's museumSubmitted: 07/05/2013

Adam Fox
10 p.m. Anchor/Reporter
afox@wjfw.com


CONOVER - A slow economy can challenge any business.

It's even more difficult for non-profits who rely on donations.

That's why one Northwoods business teamed up with an area museum to help on its busiest weekend.

Twin Lakes Trading Company hosted a fundraiser benefiting the Northwoods Children's Museum on Friday.

The home building company will donate $10 to the museum for every signature on the day's guest book.

Owner Mike Hoffman thinks the center needs help.

"You talk to any kid that goes to that museum, even adults, they have a great time, Hoffman said. "They love it, they think it's wonderful, they're appreciative that it's there but it needs funding."

Rouleen Gartner, Northwoods Children Museum executive director, says this is their busiest weekend of the year.

She thinks the museum would disappear without help from the community.

"Fundraisers like this, and support from businesses like this, are what keeps the museum open," Gartner said. "They help us build things in the museum but also, help in financial ways, and we would not be here without local community support like this."

Local business donations are about 40 percent of the children museum's yearly budget.


Related Weblinks:
Northwoods Childrens Museum

Text Size: + Increase | Decrease -
Print Story | Email Story
Sponsored in part by HodagSports.com





 IN OTHER NEWS

MARATHON COUNTY - The search for a man on the run ended with the suspect shooting himself.

Marathon County Deputies were looking for someone wanted in Clark County after a gun was fired.

The car that person was in was later spotted between Athens and Edgar.

While police were waiting for backup, the man stopped the car and ran into the woods.

Deputies and a police K9 tracked the man for close to an hour.

They eventually found him in the back of a semi-trailer.

The man was armed with a hand gun.

Deputies told him to drop the gun, but he shot himself instead.

Outside agencies will be brought in to handle the investigation.

The man's name has not yet been released.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - Resort owners in the Northwoods often collect stories from their guests, but rarely do guests teach owners about the history of their own resort.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - A Northwoods woman wants to make sure all children have something to read.

That was the inspiration behind Food for the Mind. 

Pauline Doucette started it ten years ago. 

The group gives out children's books at local food pantries, like Rhinelander, Tomahawk, and Antigo.

+ Read More

MERRILL - It can be a frustrating sight when your gas light comes on in the car.

But one north central Wisconsin fuel company may make it a little more pleasant going to the pump.

Riiser Engery and R-Stores will donate two cents for every gallon pumped on "Pride Pumps" to area schools districts.

+ Read More

MINOCQUA - Many kids like to take art classes over the summer. The Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua has one project for kids that is made out of all-natural materials.

The project is called Uprooted. It started in July and was supposed to end in August, but the kids had so much fun working on the art project that it was extended until the fall.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - We'll enjoy great weather this week, but we know it won't last too long. Workers at golf courses across the area know that incoming fall weather spells the end of their season, so they're trying to capitalize on the next few weeks of warm forecasts.

+ Read More

RHINELANDER - September might not seem like the best time to plan your garden, but taking steps now can mean better results later.

+ Read More
+ More General News
Search: 




Click Here