Members of the Fort Atkinson Modern Woodmen of America Chapter recently helped raise money for Korth Park by holding a Picnic in the Park with games, raffles, silent auctions, food, and entertainment for all.
The event, held May 18, raised $25,028.40. This includes $5,000 matched by Modern Woodmen’s home office through the organization’s Matching Fund Program.
The money, presented to the Jefferson County Parks Department during an August committee meeting, will be used to purchase and install new playground equipment for Korth Park.
The Matching Fund Program offers Modern Woodmen members nationwide the chance to show their support for a community cause, organization or individual in need, by holding fundraisers. These fundraising projects contribute more than $6.5 million to community needs nationwide each year.
“The community truly came together to support a local need,” said Rick Olson, local Modern Woodmen Financial representative.” That support is what it’s all about.”
The Jefferson County Parks Department, along with Rick and Mary Olson, thank all the donors and workers who made this happen, Fort HealthCare, Lake Mills Community Foundation, Seljan Company, W&A Distribution, Kmart, 2 Rivers Bicycle and Outdoors, Fort Car Wash, Blue Moon, Cost Cutters, Goodyear Tire Service, Lakeland Chevrolet and Buick, Havill-Spoerl, Subway, Busy Barns Farm, Jefferson Golf Club, Havill-Jefferson, Spring Creek Golf Center, Family Video, El Mariachi, Lewis Station Winery, Crimson Salon, Goyer Ace Hardware, Nasco, Jody Wolfram, Lori Wiesmann, American Legion-Lake Mills, Sentry-Lake Mills, Sentry-Fort Atkinson, Pick ’n Save-Fort Atkinson, Cindy Klokow, Sportsman Pub-Lake Mills, Danny Frey, Ace Hardware-Lake Mills, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office/Restorative Arts Program, Jefferson County Literacy Council, Policarpo Villanueva, Eddie Hudson, Brant’s Precision Auto Body, Kurt Kenas, Claussen Funeral Home, Walmart-Jefferson, Crystal Farms-Lake Mills, Humphrey Floral & Gift, Tuttles-Hallmark, Studio 8, Best Little Hair House, Pepsi, Kwik Trip-Johnson Creek, Culver’s of Johnson Creek and Fort Atkinson.
Modern Woodmen members also thank all volunteer workers who helped make this event a success, along with anyone they might have forgotten to mention.
Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen Members, chapters provide opportunities to take part in social activities and community service projects to meet local needs. For more information or to get involved, contact Olson at (920) 563-9405.
As a tax-exempt benefit society, Modern Woodmen sells life insurance, annuity and investment products not to benefit stockholders but to improve the quality of life of its stakeholders-members, their families and their communities. This is accomplished through social, charitable and volunteer activities.
Annually, Modern Woodmen and its members provide more than $26 million and one-million volunteer hours for community projects nationwide.