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Calling-up the spirit of Fred E. Hulbert

Fred Hulbert (third row, far left) can’t be misidentified or unappreciated any longer. He’s the guy who started the first football team and organized the first football game ever seen in Titletown. Every fan at Lambeau Field on Game Day should offer a simple prayer of gratitude in Hulbert’s name.
Photo courtesy of Elton Cleveland.

By Denis Gullickson The timing couldn’t be better. After all, we’ve just passed Halloween and plowed through All Saints and All Souls Days. (The latter suggesting that there’s hope for a few of us to slip into our eternal reward under that catch-all category.) Far less-morbid is the upcoming, first-ever, Green Bay Football History Event set for Saturday, November 8 ... Read More »

Healthy Neighborhood Initiative


BY Scene Staff The Oshkosh Healthy Neighborhood Initiative was approved by Common Council members in June of this year. The initiative is intended to further the goal identified within the City’s Strategic Plan to strengthen neighborhoods. Prior to the initiative’s approval the City of Oshkosh has actively encouraged creation of neighborhood associations to bring residents together to develop a vision ... Read More »

Deaf Connections, Inc.


Valley Organization Helps Make Life Easier for Deaf and Hard – of Hearing People Deaf Connections Inc. has a goal: to make everything as accessible for deaf and hard – of – hearing people as it is for those who can hear. It’s a very ambitious goal, but it puts a spotlight on the needs of those without hearing. Mendy ... Read More »

A Mighty Mission


Stop in for White Chicken Chili at this Octoberfest Booth A unique non – profit organization in the Valley aims to help impoverished children through gifts of basic necessities and Christian leadership. Mighty Hearts International reaches out to about 800 children in Peru in the form of weekly bible lessons, medical care, and food. For the fourth year now, the ... Read More »

Community 2000 Makes a Big Difference

Fresh cream puffs sell fast.

Cream Puff Sales Help Support Outreach Resource For Juli Meulemans, Octoberfest is a combination of hard work and great rewards. Getting 150 dozen fresh cream puffs into the hands of happy customers doesn’t happen without planning, enthusiastic volunteer labor, and determination. As the Program Coordinator and Case Manager for Community 2000, Meulemans knows how important it is to get all ... Read More »

COTS Hopes to Make a Splash at Octoberfest

COTS logo

Spicy, Tangy Treats Should Draw the Crowd Cuban sandwiches, empanadas, corn dogs, calzones, butterfly fries, and deep – fried pickles. And something called bacon bombs. If you are not hungry after reading this far in, you need to check your pulse. The COTS booth at Octoberfest promises to have some of the festival’s most mouth – watering foods known to ... Read More »

Buy A Snack for a Good Cause

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley Join Forces with All Things Jerky More than 12,000 kids participate in The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley each year. And though the organization has come to rely on many individuals and groups for their fundraising help, the need to reach out to the public for support remains. ... Read More »

Joy Sams Recruits, Trains, and Organizes

Octoberfest volunteer Stephanie Henderson (left) with Joy Sams.

Octoberfest’s Chief of Volunteers Loves Her Work Octoberfest works so well because of the legion of volunteers recruited for the festival.  Those volunteers need guidance and support.  That’s where Joy Sams comes in.   A volunteer for 14 years, she took on the role of Volunteer Committee Chair five years ago, and now she added Committee President to her duties.  Though ... Read More »

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