Monday, October 22, 2012
Dinner will be served at 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wisconsin Army National Guard Armory next Monday.
The entire community is invited to participate in the Sussex Lions' 29th annual Chili/Chicken Soup Cook Off event to benefit the Sussex-Area Outreach Services and Food Pantry next Monday. Dinner will be served at 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Wisconsin Army National Guard Armory. The cookoff will be $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Children under 10 are free. Bringing a non-perishable food item is suggested. In addition to chili and soup, hot dogs and chips will be available for purchase. To enter your favorite chili or chicken soup, call Carol Braeger at 262-246-3032 or email your choice of entry along with your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
After more then 200 residents flocked to the early morning breakfast, more than $700 was raised to help those less fortunate in the area.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Representatives from George Webb Restaurant of Sussex and Hamilton High School National Honor Society recently donated $735.17 to Sussex Outreach Services. The donation came after an extremely successful community fundraising event that kicked off Spring Fest. George Webb employees prepared the breakfast and NHS members sold advance tickets and volunteered as hosts and servers at the event. More than 200 community members enjoyed a hot, delicious breakfast while supporting the work of SOS. Students from Hamilton's NHS gathered around area leaders like SOS Director Jennifer Waltz and George Webb Manager Cece Arnold for a snapshot documenting their hard work. Following breakfast was a formal presentation congratulating Sussex on being …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
This is a list of the most interesting police reports from last week.
Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 1:21 a.m. Police followed and eventually chased a car driving recklessly, speeding and blowing stop signs Tuesday night before the diver finally pulled over near the corner of Locust Street and Popular Avenue. Before stopping, the diver blew another stop sign, hit a curb and struck a tree. Kraig Hardt, a 31-year-old man from Butler, jumped out of his car and attempted to run. He sprinted through backyards before police caught him and took him into custody. Hardt was charged with an OWI and resisting arrest. Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 1:25 p.m. Two men got in a fistfight in the parking lot of the Sussex Food Pantry Wednesday before police were called to the scene. About 30 to 35 people were in the parking lot when police …
Friday, December 16, 2011
The holidays will be a bit brighter for area families in need of food and gifts.
Sussex-Area Outreach Services has joined forces with Saint James Church for the 20th year to distribute Christmas joy to area families in need. Between a hefty holiday meal, children’s clothes and toys for kids of any age, Jennifer Waltz, the Director of SOS, is thankful for the community's gracious aid during the Christmas season. “These are all donated new toys and clothes, and so far, this is just a small portion donations,” Waltz said. “Kids from Willow Springs just came over with bags of toys, and people are continuing to bring more stuff from our office.” Between anonymous donations, gifts from three Joy Trees in Sussex and donations from area churches, food and gifts are literally piled in the basement of St. James Church waiting to…
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Sussex’s Fitness Revolution gathers grocery store gift cards in exchange for an intense workout session.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
While most people were busy cooking their turkeys and making final preparations for Thanksgiving, Erin and Jim Naatz, owners of Sussex’s Fitness Revolution, were preparing for a different kind of gathering. Each year the fitness center holds its Annual Turkey Day Boot Camp Workout, a fundraiser for Sussex-Area Outreach Services in honor of Thanksgiving. This year over 60 people registered in the first 24 hours prompting Naatz to add additional classes. “We had just under 90 people participate this year,” Naatz said. However, rather than accepting cash or non-perishable food items to benefit the pantry, Fitness Revolution asked for grocery store gift cards. Naatz said her business raised $1,000 in area gift cards that will not only …
Friday, November 4, 2011
Food pantry and assistance center welcomes its new executive director, and she’s planning on making sure its tremendous service lives on.
It’s more than just a food pantry. Sussex-Area Outreach Services (SOS) provides clothing, toys, programs and all around assistance to anyone who needs it, and the important resource is welcoming its brand new executive director. Jennifer Waltz has been living in Sussex for four years as a social worker before taking the reigns at SOS on Oct. 17. However, even with her years of experience, this job isn’t going to be a cakewalk. The outreach center serves more than 500 households in the surrounding communities, almost 400 percent more than just five years ago. Waltz still remains positive, and she’s quickly learning the how generous Sussex truly is. “It’s going really well so far,” Waltz said. “I find we have this amazing pool of volunteers …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Sussex Lions Club threw a massive chili cook-off to help the Sussex-Area Outreach Services' food pantry.
Chili enthusiasts went head-to-head on Monday night during the Lions Club 28th Annual Chili Cook-off. Hundreds of residents swarmed the Sussex Armory to get a taste of the different chilis, soups and sweets, and it was all for a good cause. The money raised during the event goes to help stock the food pantry at the Sussex-area Outreach Services, and its in desperate need of donations this time of year. However, the cook-off was all in good fun, and the winners excitedly accepted their trophies before hungry chili lovers got their hands on the award-winning recipes. Congratulations to the winners: Chili Catagory - Community winners: 1st - Derrick Patrowski 2nd - Niles Fritz 3rd - Cliff Cox Chicken Soup Catagory - Community winner: 1st - …
Friday, October 21, 2011
The Sussex Lions Club will be having a chili cook-off to raise money and food donations for Sussex-area Outreach Services.
Sussex residents, prepare your taste buds. The Sussex Lions Club is holding it's 28th annual chili cook-off on Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Sussex Armory to raise money and awareness for the food pantry. With the pantry's shelves at the Sussex-area Outreach Services extremely empty, there's no better time to have a community fundraiser. Although it's not unusual for the pantry to see a lull in donations this time of year, items are still flying off the shelves making this a very important fundraiser. This is a public, important and fun event, with tickets costing $6 in advance or $7 at the door with a non-perishable food item. But if you think you have what it takes to compete in the cook-off, call Carol Braeger at (262) 246-3032. You could …