The Best Downtown in America

Monday Morning

There were 16 members at our Monday meeting plus one guest, Amy Hansen. Amy was our guest speaker.  Chris and Marlin were our greeters. Charlene had grace. Charlene also had the humor. Happy bucks came from Gary Miller. John won again and drew the two of diamonds and won nothing.  We have 43 cards, 7 winners and a pot of $75.00. Fourteen members qualified for the rewards program for last year. Their charity will receive $50 from the Kiwanis.   Rules of the program are participating in three fund raising events for total of at least twenty hours, participate in two interclubs, and participate in two community service projects. All activities must be reported to Harry. Any questions please check with Harry.  Side note – Del is at home and loves visitors.  Missed Facebook thank you messages are Leslie Jaber Wilson (Pillar & Vine) and Tim Weddle for the summer picnic. Remember that we have a Kiwanis web page and Facebook. If you are on Facebook, like our page.  We have a projector for our speakers; please contact Dawn if you need it. Speaking of programs for the future, get information to Jackie or myself. Member names are being added under Programs for your future dates.

Amy Hansen, Downtown Fond du Lac

Amy has been with Downtown Fond du Lac for nine years. The two main events that impacted the downtown area are the Hwy 41 by- pass and the Forest Mall. The downtown has 285 businesses within its boundaries. The Downtown is a 501c 3 under the direction of the City of Fond du Lac. Their main event is Fondue Fest. They also have the Monster Walk, Art Walk and Shop Small event. In addition, they sponsor the Farmers Markets, Wine Walk and Best of Ale Walk. There are twenty four different businesses that offer food. They hosted a “walk at night” with the city and police department to review security in the downtown. Two major changes in the downtown are sale of the Retlaw and new apartments in the old Fond du Lac Dept. Store. For more information on Downtown Fond du Lac, go to .