Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sailfest – June 20, 2015!

The planning for Oconto SailFest at Breakwater Park on Saturday, June 20th is in high gear!  The intent of SailFest is to celebrate our community and families in relationship to our prevalent water resources, which we are very grateful for!  FREE sailing lessons will be given from 1 to 6 p.m. by International Youth Sailing, Ltd. This group will also be offering further sailing lessons in July and August for a nominal fee to continue the learning experience – more info on that will follow.  We will also have “Balloon Art” and “Face-Painting” for the children, the Oconto Fire Department Safety trailer, Venna Dreshek’s Root Beer and Popcorn and we are working on having music outside, a Venetian Parade and, hopefully, a book sale.

Any non-profit or church group who is interested in serving food (either in the pavillion or in a booth on the grounds), desserts, or hosting activities for children, please contact the Mayor at 920-834-7717 or email her at mayor@cityofoconto.com.  Thank you!

Organizational Meeting for Aageson Pool Grand Reopening – Wednesday, March 11!

Anyone interested in helping out with the Grand Reopening of Aagson Pool on Sunday, June 7, please plan to attend an organizational meeting on Wednesday, March 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.  It is the hope of the Park & Rec Committee that those citizens who attend this meeting will also be interested in volunteering as a painting crew in the spring and whatever else is needed to assist once the pool is open!  Please plan to attend and become involved.  We are finally reaching the goal that everyone worked so hard to accomplish!

Also, please make sure to put June 7th aside for the Grand Reopening with FREE SWIMMING from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a 1:00 p.m. ceremony.

Copperfest Truck Pulls

The City has been informed that due to a conflict with the dates, there will be no truck pulls held during Copperfest this year.  We hope that everyone will continue enjoy the other Copperfest activities that are held on that day!

Winterfest – March 7, 2015

Join us for WinterFest on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Oconto Legion Golf Club, for a fun-filled winter day!
From 11:00 a.m. To 2 p.m. are the free outdoor events (for prizes) including the “Chair Ski Race” sponsored by Bellin Health/Oconto Hospital – “Ham Putt” sponsored by Electrical Service and Supplies, Inc. – “Turkey Bowling” sponsored by Smet Construction – “Ball Toss” sponsored by Bayl…and Telephone and Financial Life Cycles, Inc. – Bucket Golf sponsored by Nsight/Cellcom – “Willburger Toss” sponsored by Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce – “Bike Toss” sponsored by Wagner Shell Food Mart – “Snow Rides” sponsored by Oconto Fire Department.
Inside will be informational tables from Oconto Police, Oconto Fire, and Oconto Park and Recreation Departments plus the “Logo Contest” sponsored by GFWC Oconto Woman’s Club and the “Dog Sweater Contest” sponsored by WOCO AM & FM.
The “Dog Sweater Contest” judging will be at 1:00 p.m.  Make sure to dress up your pet and bring him/her to this unique event for a prize.
The “Logo Contest” will be from 11:00 a.m. To 1:30 p.m. – Judging at 1:30 p.m. The Oconto Girl Scouts will be sponsoring the Great Northwoods Chili Cook-Off inside from 11:00 a.m. Until all the chili is gone!  Enter your favorite recipe – maybe you will win the Traveling Trophy or a 1st,2nd or 3rd place trophy!  The chili will be all-you-can-eat and include a cute little bowl for the bargain price of $5.00!
At 2:00 p.m. The FREE RAFFLE will be held.  Everyone, including the children, will be given a ticket and the tons of donated prizes will be raffled off!  Usually this event takes 1½ or 2 hours and some ticket-holders are lucky enough to win more than once!
Through the wonderful generosity of our citizens, businesses, and industries, we already have a diverse array of prizes for the free raffle from NEW Credit Union, Subway, Wagner Shell Food Mart, The Garage, Bellin Health/Bond Community Center, KwikTrip, Matravers Hardware, Thompson’s County Market, Shiloh Lounge, Shaun McKeefry, The Brothers 3, Boo’s Bar, XS Hair Studio Salon & Spa, Wise Guy’s Riverside Bar, Crivello’s on Main, Rosemary Rice, Cain Accounting, LLC, Patsy Bake/Avon Rep., Image Apparel, Bay Impressions Office Supply & Printing, Bay Shore Books, LLC.
Join us on March 7th – you are pretty much guaranteed to win something – if not in the events, than in the huge, free raffle!  See you then!
Oconto Park & Recreation Department

Winterfest 2015!

Oconto’s 2015 Winterfest is fast approaching!  Please stop by the Oconto Legion Golf Club on Saturday, February 14th for a fantasticly-fun winter event – both inside and outside!  The FREE outdoor contests will be held from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m., with prizes awarded to the winners.  Events last year included BIG FOOT PRINTS, CHAIR SKI RACES, TURKEY BOWLING, GREAT HAM PUTT, BIKE TOSS, WILLBURGER TOSS, DOG SWEATER CONTEST, and SNOW RIDES.  Indoor events are usually the LOGO CONTEST and INFO CENTERS (Oconto Police  & Fire Departments, Oconto Park & Recreation & Harbor).  And, the Oconto Girl Scouts will be sponsoring the Northwoods Chili Cook-Off Contest (inside) from 11:00 a.m. Until sold out!  Remember that the chili is all-you-can-eat, and the price also includes a cute little bowl!  The huge FREE raffle will start at 2:00 p.m. And Thanks to all the wonderful prize donations from our city businesses, industries, and citizens – the raffle usual runs a couple of hours!  Hope to see all of you on February 14th taking part in this excellent winter activity – whether you enjoy being inside, outside, or both – experiencing the contests, the chili, the raffle!  It’s really a great winter time in our beautiful City of Oconto!