7th Annual Run For The Trails

Run for the Trails

1/2 Marathon, 10K & 5K

September 24, 2022

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Run for the Trails participants

Join us Sat. Sept. 25 for the 7th annual Run for the Trails. Events include a timed 1/2 Marathon run, 10K run and 5K run or walk through beautiful Oconto Falls. The 1/2 Marathon and 10K courses will wind through the areas beautiful wooded trails, scenic neighborhood roads, and riverfront views. All events will enjoy the new high school trail thanks to generous donors and proceeds from the past Run for the Trails races! The course will be marked with new course markers and cones, well supported, and, most of all, fun!

Included in Your Registration:

1/2 Marathon, 10K & 5K participants receive a custom Run for the Trails softblend, quality long sleeve t-shirt, finisher medal and post race refreshments! All finishers are age/gender group & overall awards eligible.

Event Details:

Events:

  • 1/2 Marathon Run
  • 10K Run/Walk
  • 5K Run/Walk

Location:

St. Paper Stadium

Oconto Falls High School

210 N. Farm Road

Oconto Falls, WI 54154

Packet Pick-Up:

Paper Stadium Concession Stand WIndow at Oconto Falls High School

  • Friday, Sep. 24, 3:30 – 6:30pm

Paper Stadium Concession Stand WIndow at Oconto Falls High School

  • Saturday, Sep. 25, 6:00 – 7:45am

Saturday, Sep. 25

  • 8:00am – 1/2 Marathon, 10K, and 5K events start

Why Run for the Trails?

Proceeds from this event go to the Run for the Trails fund which will be used to create & maintain a recreational trail system throughout the Oconto Falls area.

How Can I Help?

The Oconto Falls Area Trail System Organization (OFATSO) is a committee of the Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. OFATSO is committed to generating funding, planning, creation, maintenance and promotion of trail systems in the greater Oconto Falls area for silent and motorized sports and recreation. You can help by taking part in the Run for the Trails event, sponsoring the event, donating to the OFATSO organization, following our organization’s page on Facebook, using the trail systems, and keeping them clean and safe.

Contact Details:

To register online, visit RunSignUp.com/RunForTheTrails

For questions, call (920) 846-8306 or send us a message

Chamber Golf Social

Oconto Area Chamber of Commerce logo

Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Logo

July 19th, 2021!

We will hold a Golf Social. You can do 9 holes of golf.  Refreshments can be purchased on the course and at the clubhouse.

Come out and have a great afternoon on the course!

9th Annual Golf Outing

10 Hole Scramble
Monday, July 27th, 2020 – Rain or Shine!

Download Registration / Donation Form

Hosted by the Patriot Golf Club
Address: 2954 Sandalwood Road, Abrams, WI 54101
Phone: (920) 826-7770
Proceeds benefit both Oconto Falls Area and Oconto Area Chambers of Commerce in their joint marketing activities


Special Events on the Course:

1:00 p.m. – Registration

2:00 p.m. – Tee Off

5:00 p.m. – Cash Bar, Angus Burger & Chips

Join us for a Golf Social

9 Holes of Golf

50/50 raffles on the course

Download Registration / Donation Form

After 5: Abrams Theater Night of Entertainment

Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will host an After 5 Joint Chamber of Commerce Event with hors d’oeuvres, song & dance, and the community theater’s plans for 2020. Oconto and Oconto Falls Chamber members and their guests are encouraged to attend!

Who: Oconto and Oconto Falls Chamber members and their guests
What: After 5 Joint Chamber of Commerce Event
When: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19
Where: Nancy Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams

What to expect:

  • Food & refreshments
  • Live musical performances by talented ASPI performers
  • Tours
  • Opportunities to network with members of both the Oconto and Oconto Falls Chambers

Bring a guest, and join us for a night at the theater! Whether it’s your first visit or your 100th, come see what’s happening in the community.
Don’t miss the next show! Purchase your tickets to the classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” (March 20-22 and 27-29) at www.AbramsTheatre.com or by calling the box office at 920-826-5852.

Oconto Falls Area Veterans Monument Dedication

In 2011, it was Marie Magnin’s vision to build a Veterans Monument to Honor her husband “Chub” Magnin and all other area Veterans that served our country.  Marie and the Oconto Falls Legion Unit 302 Auxiliary started to raise funds for the build.  After 6 years, Marie asked the American Legion Post 302 Veterans to help her complete the project.  Fast forward to November 2019, and along with Veterans and the community of Oconto Falls and surrounding area…Mission Complete!

A Dedication was conducted on Saturday, November 9th 2019, with more than 500 people in attendance, at the PAC in the High School.  The Flag Raising & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was then held at the Veterans Monument.  The Ceremony concluded with the unveiling of Marie’s Vision Plaque, which is beautiful tribute, etched in a bronze memorial plaque, set at the entrance of the monument.

The Veterans of Oconto Falls American Legion Post 302 and The Monument Committee are proud to present The Oconto Falls Area Veterans Monument dedicated and open to All Veterans that served our Great Country.

Oconto Falls Earns Bronze Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation

31 communities in Wisconsin receive designations

Healthy Designation Award

Oconto Falls has been recognized for its work to improve local health by receiving a Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation. Oconto Falls received bronze designation from the initiative through the UW Population Health Institute. Oconto Falls is one of only thirteen communities throughout the state to receive the bronze level designation.

The Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, is designed to celebrate and encourage achievements in health improvement in Wisconsin, and to serve as a guide for communities to expand and enhance their health improvement efforts.

Through the collaborative efforts of the Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls School District and Oconto County Public Health – programs such as the Oconto Falls Area Trail System, the annual Health and Safety Fair, the Donate a Healthy Plate Toolkit, and Stepping On improve the health and well-being of all.

Kathy Henne, RN, and Community Benefits Facilitator at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, referenced the recently completed Oconto County Community Health Needs Assessment. “Two areas identified in the assessment include the need to increase physical activity and to educate and promote healthy food choices,” said Kathy. “The development of the Oconto Falls Area Trail System and the Donate a Healthy Plate Toolkit addresses these identified needs.”

The Oconto Falls Area Trail System Organization has created and maintains fitness trails throughout the city. Additional sections of the trail will be completed through fundraising efforts and community support, as well as the proceeds from the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Run for the Trails event.

The Donate a Healthy Plate Toolkit educates the community on healthy food pantry donations and conducting healthy food drives. More information on the toolkit can be found on the Oconto County website at: www.co.oconto.wi.us.

The annual Health and Safety Fair is a fun-filled day of hands-on learning for young and old alike. Each year the event is held at the Oconto Falls Elementary School. More than 30 vendors come together to educate on a variety of health and safety topics.

Stepping On is a nationally recognized fall prevention program for the elderly population. Carol Luebeck, RN, with Quality Living by Choice, offers this program in various locations throughout the county including HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital.

“So much great work is happening throughout Oconto Falls,” said Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce President, Gail Yatso. “This is not happening because of one business, organization, or person – it’s a community working together to create a healthier environment through education, awareness, and action!”

More Information

About the Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation
The Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation is a new initiative offered by the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group of the UW Population Health Institute (UWPHI), in collaboration with diverse statewide groups. The Healthy Communities Designation program, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, is designed to recognize and encourage achievements in health improvement in Wisconsin. To learn more about the program, visit: www.wihealthycommunities.org.

Veterans-Monument

Veterans Monument in Oconto Falls.

The Oconto Falls Monument Committee is raising money to build a Veterans Monument in Oconto Falls.

The monument will be built on the hillside overlooking Woodlawn Cemetery, where some of our local veterans are buried.

This location offers visibility in the community and is adjacent to the Oconto Falls walking trail.

Our fundraising goal is $125,000, which includes funding for upkeep for years to come.

With the generous support of more than 170 community donors, we have already raised $90,000.

We need your help to reach the finish line. We have several different sponsorship opportunities available, which we have laid out below. Once you make a selection, we have included an order form for your convenience.

Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designations announced

MADISON – More than 30 communities around the state have been recognized for their work to improve health in their communities.

The Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation is a new initiative offered by the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group of the UW Population Health Institute (UWPHI), in collaboration with diverse statewide groups. The program, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program, is designed to celebrate and encourage achievements in health improvement in Wisconsin, and to serve as a guide for communities to expand and enhance their health improvement efforts.

The designation program recognizes communities that focus efforts across the multiple factors that influence health – including health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and the physical
environment – with a focus on equity, multi-sector partnerships and sustainable solutions.

“Achieving equitable health outcomes takes years to accomplish, and this program is all about celebrating the hard work happening across Wisconsin,” said Sheri Johnson, director of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. “Our goal is to acknowledge and support ongoing efforts in local communities to improve health for everyone.”

This year, 31 communities received either a bronze, silver or gold designation. Four communities received a gold designation. The tiers are meant to provide a trajectory and serve as a guide for communities as they work toward comprehensive solutions for better health – the gold level representing the most difficult to achieve. However, receiving a designation, at any level, does not indicate that health or health equity has been achieved in a community; rather, the designation is meant to commend the efforts and the partnerships working to improve health.

The initiative’s definition of community is broad and can include counties, municipalities, neighborhoods and other self-defined, place-based communities in Wisconsin.

“This initiative was developed in response to a request from rural communities across the state and gives communities of all shapes and sizes – rural and urban – an opportunity to be recognized for the great work that they are doing to improve their own health,” said Tim Size, executive director of the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative, a collaborative of 42 rural hospitals and local health systems, and a member of the UW Population Health Institute’s advisory board.

The Healthy Community Designation lasts for three years, at which point a community may reapply. To learn more about the program and the application process, visit the program website: www.wihealthycommunities.org

The communities were recognized at the 2018 Healthiest State Summit, Sept. 20 and 21, at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. This two-day summit was a statewide gathering of leaders to work on shared priorities around health equity and to build skills.

For more on the summit please visit: https://www.wpha.org/mpage/HealthiestState

More about the Designation program

The Wisconsin Healthy Communities Designation program is an initiative of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) group’s Making Wisconsin the Healthiest State project at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Making Wisconsin the Healthiest State project, funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, seeks to help us understand and improve health across Wisconsin.

Men encouraged to audition for Abrams show

Abrams Spotlight Productions Inc. will hold auditions for its fall show, “Escanaba in da Moonlight,” a hunting story to beat all hunting stories.

When the Soady clan reunites for the opening day of deer season at the family’s Upper Peninsula camp, 35-year-old Reuben Soady brings with him the infamous reputation of being the oldest Soady to never have bagged a buck. “Escanaba in da Moonlight” spins a tale of humor, horror and heart as Reuben goes to great lengths to shoot that elusive buck.

The play calls for six male roles of various ages and one cameo female role. Performers will have two opportunities to audition, from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 8, or 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Nancy Byng Community Theater, 5852 Maple St., Abrams. Callbacks will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

Anyone 16 and older is encouraged to audition.

The show is produced by ASPI’s After Dark Division. Performance dates are Sept. 12-15 and 19-22. ““Escanaba in da Moonlight,” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

For more information, visit abramsspotlightproductions.com or call 920-826-5852.

Chamber Donates Toward Dog Park

dog park Oconto Falls
(L to R: Emily Gonnering, Gail Yatso, and excited visitor Luna Star)

The Oconto Falls Area Chamber of Commerce recently donated $3,000 to the fundraising efforts of a dog park in Oconto Falls. Donations continue to come in after the project received approval from the Oconto Falls City Council. To date, the campaign has raised approximately $20,000.

Emily Gonnering, an Oconto Falls High School senior and Girl Scout is working toward her Gold Award by spearheading the creation of a dog park – from budgeting to fundraising to design concepts.

The Chamber supports the project because of its focus on being a healthy community. Oconto Falls was recently awarded the Bronze Level from the Wisconsin Health Communities – the only city receiving an award north of Appleton. “It’s with great pride to say that our community has been awarded such an honor. Oconto Falls offers so many wonderful opportunities and programs to make our lives healthier. With the addition of the Oconto Falls Dog Park, our furry family members can stay healthier, too. Playtime is a perfect way to spend time with our pups and get the exercise we both need. Great achievement, Emily!” stated Chamber President Gail Yatso.