Camp CrossPointe Vacation Bible School signup open

At Deep Sea Discovery, kids dive into God’s presence with hands-on service projects and sea science that will help kids experience a VBS adventure like no other!

Camp CrossPointe will be held at CrossPointe Community Church, 445 N. Warner Rd. in Whitewater, on Monday, June 25 – Thursday, June 28 from 6 – 8 pm!

Please click the link to register your child(ren)! http://crosscc.org/campcrosspointe

Can’t wait to see you there!!

Whitewater Kiwanis works to keep Highway 12 clean

The Kiwanis Whitewater Breakfast Club spent Saturday morning, on June 9, helping to keep the highway clean via the Adopt-A-Highway program. A team of seven picked up 15 large bags of garbage on Highway 12 in La Grange.

“Serving our community is a primary purpose of our club. Cleaning up the highway is one of many contributions that our members make,” said Lynn Binnie, coordinator of the Kiwanis Adopt-A-Highway program.

Friends of Whitewater Aquatic Center and School District Food Drive

The Friends of Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center (WAFC) is thankful to all of the students from Lincoln Elementary School, Washington Elementary School and Lakeview Elementary School who brought in two canned food donations for the Whitewater Food Pantry in conjunction with receiving a free day-pass to the Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center.

“One of our goals is to encourage people of all ages from Whitewater to use the great fitness center and swimming pool that we have right here in Whitewater. The Whitewater Aquatic and Fitness Center is a treasure, and we are glad that so many children participated in the food drive that will also benefit other people in our community,” said Ron Binning, President of the Friends of WAFC.

Banco Insurance Agency will also donate a pizza party to one class from each school that had the most participants in the food drive.“Banco Insurance Agency is pleased to participate in this great community project that benefits everyone involved,” said Kasey Reed, Treasurer of the Friends of WAFC.

The Friends of WAFC is made up of members of the community who support the WAFC to maintain and improve the services provided with the goal of bettering the lifelong health and fitness of the citizens of the Whitewater area. 2016-17 was a transition year for the Aquatic Center, as Whitewater Parks and Recreation took over running the building. Many wonderful additions happened this year, with new fitness equipment installed, painting, new carpeting, and audio-visual equipment.

The Friends of WAFC transitioned to help with the Family Partnership Fund, which makes the pool and fitness room available to everyone in the community, regardless of income. Families that wish to use the center but cannot afford the fees may apply for financial assistance to join. In addition, the Friends Group worked with the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs to provide towels for members to use in the center. Also, donations were made in memory of a Whitewater resident, making it possible for low-income people to access swim lessons at a reduced price. The Friends group also assisted with a new sign that sits near the tennis court to help direct people to the center.

All membership fees and donations to the Friends of WAFC are processed through the Whitewater Community Foundation, a partner in managing the funds that the Friends raise and distribute to the Whitewater Aquatic Center.
Friends of WAFC can be reached via email at friendsofwac@gmail.com.

Whitewater Arts Alliance seeks mixed media pieces for upcoming show

The Whitewater Arts Alliance is enthusiastically seeking artists to participate in the “Making Magic with Mixed Media” show at the Cultural Arts Center, 402 West Main Street, during the month of August 2018.

Show organizers are looking forward to receiving a wide variety of entries from artists working in 2-D or 3-D. In this first-of-its-kind show at the Whitewater CAC, mixed media is broadly defined to include the creation of pieces of art using more than one medium — acrylics, oil, watercolor, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, etc. — to acrylic with collage, oil and cold wax, assemblage, etc. The options can be as narrow or broad as one’s imagination. The Whitewater Arts Alliance is excited to provide a showcase where this magical art will be featured and celebrated.

The entry form can be found at http://whitewaterarts.org/PDFs/WAAMixedMediaEntryForm.Final.pdf  There is no entry fee for this exhibit.

The goal of this exhibit is to stimulate interest in mixed media among our artists. Artwork must be completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at the Cultural Arts Center.

“Making Magic with Mixed Media” will run from Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 26. The CAC will be open from Noon to 5 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during that time.  The closing reception will be held at the CAC on Sunday, August 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Artists may pick up their pieces after the 2:30 p.m. awards presentation.

There will also be three demonstrations using different materials and techniques in mixed media.  All will be held at the Cultural Arts Center (402 W Main Street) from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  They include

“Alcohol Ink and Pen” by Kathy Gibbs – Thursday, August 9
“Watercolor and Mixed Media” by Karolyn Alexander – Friday, August 17
“From Pop Can to Pop Art” by Dawn Hunter – Thursday, August 23

These demos are free, and no reservation is required.  However, for planning purposes, the instructors would appreciate your letting us know if you plan to attend.  Please email Linda Long (Lcubed12@gmail.com) or call 262-473-5538 with the demo(s) of interest to you.

Anyone interested in entering the show should go to www.whitewaterarts.org, print off the Entry Form, complete it and send it to the Whitewater Arts Alliance, P.O. Box 311, Whitewater, WI 53190, postmarked on or before July 18th. All art should be dropped off at the Cultural Arts Center between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 30th. WAA members may submit four pieces; non-members, three pieces.

Whitewater FFA holds end of year banquet

The Whitewater High School FFA recognized members and the people who support them when it held its annual banquet Wednesday at the school.

For the story and pictures by Chris Welch for the Daily Jefferson Union, 

The WHS FFA officers for school year 2018 – 19 were announced at the conclusion of the Annual FFA Banquet.

FFAOfficers

The new WHS FFA Officers for the 2018-2019 school year are: (Front L-R) Jaden Henneman, President; Grace Wood, third Vice President; Elizabeth Katzman, Secretary; Catherine Skindingsrude, Reporter and Clarissa Behm, Sentinel (Back L-R) Hannah Hoffmann, Treasurer; Andrea Kuhl, second Vice President and David Kromholz, first Vice President.

DNR Boater’s Safety Class to be held May 19 & 20

A 2-day DNR Boater’s Safety class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20 from 8 am-noon at the Whitewater Town Hall (W8590 Willis Ray Road, Whitewater).

This training is open to anyone (not just town residents) at a cost of $10 per person. Wisconsin law requires that anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989 must have a boater’s safety license in order to operate a powerboat or PWC. This class is a good refresher for all ages and parents are encouraged to sign up along with their children. Space is limited to 20 people.

Register online at https://gowild.wi.gov/. You will need a DNR number (unless you have one from a previous course or license) or you can call 888-936-7463.