In our midst, we are honored to relay, that one of our Ocontoan’s (who was actually born here at 317 Madison Street,) Marceil Schumacher, will be celebrating her 100th birthday on July 23rd! If you wish to send her a card, her address is: 101 First Street, #405, Oconto, WI 54153 HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, MARCEIL!
AMVETS Post 63 will be having a hamburger, bratwurst, and hot dog stand at Thompson’s County Market Coke Shack on Friday and Saturday July 24-25, 2015. The proceeds from this sale will be used for donations to the VA Hospitals and also their Post 63 scholarship.
A HUGE Thank You to Connie Bickel and Bruce Retzlaff who have been tackling the East Roundabout, and really making progress! This help is really appreciated!
The “First Impressions” Program idea (a program for community assessment and improvement) was brought to the Tourism Committee a few months ago. The committee was in total support of this exchange of ideas, and gave committee member Dale Mohr the go-ahead to contact Algoma. A group consisting of Tourism members Dale Mohr, Doug Thompson, and Chairman Carol Newbury along with Rick LeBreck, Pete Stark, Becky Dolata, and youth members, Shyanne Lessor and Becky Berth, and myself will be visiting Algoma on July 23rd to assess their community. The members of the Algoma group were in Oconto on July 14th. This is a perfect opportunity to communicate to us where we can get even better; and we will be providing the same service to Algoma. Communities helping each other out – a wonderful idea!
Thank You to the Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the rental on the 2 optical viewers, placed on the handicapped fishing pier at the Causeway of Breakwater Park, and also on the viewing platform at the Oconto Marsh. This is the second year that the Chamber has paid for these viewers, and we are all very grateful for the enjoyment they provide!
There is still a chance to participate in the FREE Sailing Lessons at Breakwater Park from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. On July 24,25, August 1,7,8,14,15. Please call Steve Eliason at 920/216-7353 or go to the website firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Thank You to Ellis Mercier, who recently provided a copy of the Great Lakes Angler magazine to me, and pointed out that Oconto was given the super compliment, “It’s a world-class walleye fishery” by veteran walleye pro Mark Martin! (Also Thank You to Mark Martin!) I am very grateful to Ellis, a long-time member of the Harbor Commission, who faithfully encourages me to make contact with the fishing magazines, and is the reason that we now have the wonderful tie with Great Lakes Boating Magazine! You will remember Oconto received the 4-page article with pictures last June, got a fabulous deal on a $4,000-a-page ad (taxpayers ended up paying only $630) that is still in each issue, and in the recent May/June issue, a wonderful article and picture on our SailFest. Thank You again, Ellis, and Thank You, Great Lakes Boating Magazine!
Have A Great Day! And remember, “To accomplish great things, you must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” — Anatole France (Thank You sister, Donna!)
Victoria Bostedt, Mayor for Oconto