Earlier this month, WNC friend Colin celebrated his 6th Birthday by holding a donation drive at his party! Colin and his friends generously donated this tower of toiletries to WNC that will go a long way in helping their neighbors.

A huge thank you to Colin and guests!

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A special thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd annual Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle!  What an awesome event!  Many fun moments during this event were captured in photographs taken by Julie of Julie Fix Fotoworx.  To check out her beautiful and festive images from the WNC run, click here.  Thank you, Julie!

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As some of you know, we have started our diaper and laundry soap drive. For starters, the drive runs from September 12th until October 24th. The point of this drive is to provide laundry soap and diapers for people who do not have the ability to get laundry soap for their clothes or diapers for their children. This drive will help many people with their everyday life. Providing diapers and laundry soap for people in need will make it so they don’t have to worry about wearing dirty clothes or their children being uncomfortable.

Secondly, if you are interested in the Horrible Holiday Sweater run, you are in luck. We have been working hard and are getting down to the last details of the race. Within the next couple weeks, I should have a lot of information about the run!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com(Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

Thanks again,

Jimmy Vlasak

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The month of July was a big month for WNC. With the Waunafest parade and Genna Eaton being the Grand Marshal, to the start of the Fill the Bus campaign, to the start of putting the annual Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle together, it has been a very busy month!

Fill the Bus was a great success. We gathered lots of needed school supplies for the people who need them the most. The Waunafest parade was also a very proud moment for WNC. With Genna being the Grand Marshal, everyone saw her riding around and waving to people watching the parade. The Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle is also getting underway. We are having some very good ideas but want to keep them a secret until a later time. The second half of August and the first half of September will be a crazy time also. We will be getting ready for the Client Registration that happens on September 10th. We will also have lots of school supplies to organize this month. You can check the social media sites for more information on some of the things discussed. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

Thanks again,

Jimmy Vlasak

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Fill the Bus has officially started!  This first site this year is at BMO Harris Bank in Waunakee, 220 N Century Ave. In the month of August, there will be various locations around Waunakee where you can donate school supplies for about 200 students as the school year starts up. Fill the Bus has been a great tradition at the beginning of the school year. These school supplies go straight to the students in need of them at the beginning of the year. If you were wondering about what kinds of school supplies are needed, here is a list of what would be helpful:

*Backpacks

*1” binders (Various colors)

*Binder Dividers

*3×5 lined index cards3x5 post-it notes

*12ct colored pencils

*Washable markers

*Thin markers

*Black Sharpies (Fine and Ultra fine)

*Dry erase markers

*Highlighters

*Headphones

*Graph paper

*Folders

*Composition Notebooks

Lastly, here are all of the dates of where the bus will be:

Fill The Bus Location Schedule

July 29 – August 4: BMO Harris Bank, 220 N Century Ave, Waunakee

         *Everyone who donates to the bus at BMO Harris may enter into a drawing to win a service charge FREE banking account for one year (new or existing accounts), and a prize basket full of BMO Harris products!

August 5 – August 11: Walgreens, 401 W Main St, Waunakee

        *Donate to the bus at Walgreen’s and enter to win a $25 Walgreen’s Gift Card!

August 12: National Night Out sponsored by Waunakee Police, 5:00-7:00 pm – Village Park

August 13 – 18: Pizza Hut, 324 N Century Ave, Waunakee

          *Donate to the bus at Pizza Hut and receive a coupon for a free order of breadsticks or flavor sticks!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

Thanks again,

Jimmy Vlasak

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Blogs are a great thing for you if you own your own business, run a non-profit, or just want other people to read about what you have to say. It is proven that people who have a blog have more leads from other places that help their blog get out there. Just by making a couple of blog posts on a website can give you more followers and more people will read your posts. As you can see by this infographic, people who have a blog for their company have a large increase in popularity compared to people who don’t. To conclude, having a blog can positively impact you and your business after just a couple of entries.

 
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

 

Thanks again,

Jimmy Vlasak

 

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The Student Room in the WNC building is a great place for members of the student team to relax with friends after long or hard days. We have been making larger improvements on this room, and it is coming along very nicely.

 

One of the most popular features in the room is the PlayStation and Xbox. We like to play against each other and see who the best player in the student team is. In the future, we plan to have gaming tournaments for kids who want to participate. The winner will get a small prize and bragging rights over their friends. These systems bring joy to everyone that lays hands on them.

 

Another thing that we love to do is play foosball on the foosball table. Foosball was one of the first things that was put in the student room and is a huge hit among both students and, occasionally, the adults. Along with the gaming tournaments, we are trying to organize a foosball tournament to bring even more fun to WNC.

 

Other things that happen in the Student Room are various projects getting done. For example, the WNC Steel goat is currently being decorated down there. We also decorated vases and helped give the cabinets a new and original look. On the flip side, we like to just relax and talk to our friends. We will talk about ideas we have, or just about things that are happening in our lives.

 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

 

Thanks again,

 

Jimmy Vlasak

 

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Welcome to Waunakee Neighborhood Connection’s new website.  One of the additions to our site is the WNC Blog, written by a member of our student team, Jimmy Vlasak.  We kindly thank Jimmy for offering his writing talent to us for this feature. We hope you enjoy WNC news written from his perspective!

Our student team has a lot of ideas that are beneficial to WNC and our community. Here are some of the things that are happening with us.

One of the things that we think will get our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages out there is rewarding the people who decide to follow us. For students, we are brainstorming ideas for Kokopelli discounts. For those who do not know about Kokopelli, it is a coffee shop in the high school run by the special education department. It is a favorite spot for WHS students. Whoever likes one of our social media pages will get a percentage off of their purchase. Stay posted with WNC on Social Media!

Endres Manufacturing is hosting a contest for the best decorated steel goat. As a student team, we will be decorating our steel goat for the contest. All of the steel goats will then be placed on Main Street for all of Waunakee to see! Each team was given $100 for decorations for their goat and will have a certain amount of time to complete it. They will then be judged on different categories and each winning team will receive a prize.

With the launch of our website, we will be updating this blog and many other exciting features including Student’s Corner run by me, Teddy, and Teagan. Student’s Corner will be a feature about what is going on with the student team, and what kinds of things they are working on. Everyone at WNC hopes you will enjoy the website and the additions to come!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post. I am very excited to be writing entries from now on! Please feel free to contact me at wncteam@waunakeenc.com (Attn: Jimmy V) with ideas on post topics in the future!

Thanks again,

Jimmy Vlasak

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Horrible Holiday Sweater Shuffle

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“I have always been a believer in helping people who need help. It is a comfort to know that the Waunakee community (through WNC) will benefit from my efforts.”  –Bob Ziegler, Volunteer Project Manager

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Bob led the way in our construction project for our new store.  Bob sadly passed away on August 4, 2014.  His presence is sorely missed, and he will forever be in our hearts at WNC.

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