Tomah Chamber & Visitors Center Newsletter October 2019 Newsletter - Page 9

Summer is always a busy time of the year. We were on the move with a lot of community projects and events:  Food seemed to be a major theme for us this summer with our annual Save a Cow, Roast a Pig FFA fundraiser; Culver’s tokens, DQ Dilly Bar and Hot Dog customer appreciation days here at the bank; and our first time hosting at Tomah Community Table.  We worked off all the food by participating in the Remembering Jesse Parker Races and walking in Tomah’s Independence Day parade with Doyle’s Belgians leading the way.  We couldn’t get enough of the horses at the parade, so we sponsored the Draft Horse Show Melissa Troutt and Rodeo at the Monroe County Fair. The Fair itself kept us busy with Business After 5, Herdsmanship Judging, the Junior Livestock Auction, and the Human Foosball tournament where the T-wood Foosers took second place, donating our winnings to the Monroe County Junior Fair.  Timberwood volunteers once again had a great time at the National Tractor Pull manning the registration booth.  We enjoyed sunshine at the park while helping out the kiddos with arts and crafts at The Parenting Place’s Winnebago Wednesdays.  Though it sadly signals the end of the summer, we were excited to get area kids ready for school by partnering with the Tomah Lions Club to Stuff the Bus with school supplies. Timberwood was also a sponsor of Tomah’s Back to School BBQ where we presented 5 local teachers $200 each to use towards their classrooms. Congratulations to Charlie O'Brien from Tomah High School, Mary Gruber from Lemonweir Elementary, Amy King from Tomah High School, Scott Nerby from St. Paul’s Lutheran School, and Nicole Raboine from LaGrange Elementary!  Tomah’s first Downtown Thursday Nights kept us busy every week throughout July and August. The 6-week event was well received by the community, shattering projected attendance estimates and bringing together 1,100 people on up to 2,500 on the last night! Timberwood employees had a blast at our booth with free giveaways, prize drawings, and games, all while enjoying the fabulous music, food, and activities. Needless to say, we are excited for next summer! We’ve enjoyed getting out in the community this summer and we hope you’ve enjoyed seeing us, too. To keep up to date on future Timberwood Bank events and involvement, be sure to Like and Follow our Facebook page or stop in and chat with us about what we’re up to. Summertime means grilling, so that’s just what we did! Our grill master John grilled up hamburgers, hot dogs, and brats for us to serve at the Tomah Community Table in July. Murray’s on Main was kind enough to prepare the sides, making for a delicious community meal! We snapped a quick pic of Melissa, Leah and Andrea just before Downtown Thursday Nights with Orchard Fire kicked off. Later, we kept busy handing out freeze pops to the kiddos and signing adults up for prizes. Tomah Chamber’s Back to School BBQ was the perfect opportunity for us to present 5 local teachers $200 each to be used towards their classroom supplies. Teachers were nominated by you through our Nominate a Teacher event. Be sure to check out all the photos in our Back to School BBQ Facebook album. Mmmm - candy! Let’s say it’s Halloween and your kid’s or grandkid’s candy bucket is sitting on the table in front of you. It’s full of so much candy and chocolatey deliciousness! So what kind makes you want to raid the kiddos’ candy stash? Comment with your favorites on our Halloween Candy Facebook post or in person the next time you visit us and you could win your very own candy basket filled with some of your absolute favorites! Enter in the lobby or on the Timberwood Bank Facebook page by Tuesday, October 15, 2019. 9