Czech Days is quickly approaching which means that you are running out of time to purchase your Vehicle Raffle ticket for 2018! Every year the Wilber Area Chamber of Commerce raffles off a new vehicle. In addition to winning a vehicle, we also draw for nine $100 winners. Tickets are only $100 and 375 tickets are sold each year so the odds are in your favor of at least winning your money back. Tickets can be purchased at Barnas Drug, Farmers and Merchants Bank (Wilber), First State Bank (Wilber), Frank’s Smokehouse, and Wilber Body Shop. All of the proceeds from the Annual Vehicle Raffle are put back into the Wilber Community.
Last year we were able to contribute to the Fine Arts Program at Wilber-Clatonia Schools to help them to purchase a new bass drum and spots lights for the auditorium, flowerpots for Main Street, as a start to sprucing up the Downtown area and new light pole banners.
In years past, we were able to help the American Legion with funds to replace trees in the Legion Park that had died due to disease, helped to fund the handicap accessible ramp at the Legion’s downtown location and donated to the youth football team to get them newer helmets to keep the kids safe.
Do not wait until the last minute to get your tickets. Once Czech Days rolls around, they typically go fast.
If you are not able to make the Czech Festival this year, the Wilber Area Chamber has some great events coming up through the fall and winter.
On August 25th, we will be having our 2nd Annual Pork In The Park BBQ Cook-Off. This will take place at the American Legion Park. Smokers will be able to start prepping at 7am that morning. Throughout the day, we welcome people to the park to check out all of the different smoking techniques and cheer on the smokers. At 3:00pm, the Golf Cart Rally registration will begin. There is no entry fee for this event. There will be prizes for five categories; oldest, newest, most modified, best decorated and most used and abused. Judging will begin at 4pm and winners will be announced at 5pm before the Alumni Band’s performance. We will begin serving the BBQ meal at 5:30pm and will serve until 8pm. Make sure you mark your calendars. This is an event you will not want to miss!
We also have the Annual Teacher’s Breakfast on August 11th for all teachers and staff of the Wilber-Clatonia Schools to welcome them back to school. Chamber members donate breakfast casseroles, door prizes and their time to make this event special for the staff each year.
October 31st we be our Downtown trick or treat. Businesses open on Main Street open their doors early to provide a safe trick or treating experience for local kids.
November 30th will be the start of our Hometown Holiday Event. This year’s theme will be ‘It’s A Marshmallow World In The Winter’. The night of November 30th will be our Community Tree Lighting. On December 1st we will have our annual Craft Show and visit with Santa.
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