October 2017  
In This Issue
Welcome, George!

Hello, my  name is George Bloome, and I am the new Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps,  Volunteer Wisconsin member serving Healthy Lifestyles. I am from Unity where I have been working on my family's farm since I was old enough to hold a calf bottle. I graduated from Colby High School and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where I majored in Exercise Sports Science and minored in Nutrition. In La Crosse I worked and volunteered at various public health and general fitness sites. My passion for health and wellness led me to my current position here in Marshfield. I am really looking forward to serving the community I grew up in, and especially working with people who live here.
Bicycle Discount Winners

Another successful year of the Bicycle Discount Program has come to a close. This year's program saw a significant increase in the number of participation cards returned and as always, our participating businesses offered great prizes to our bikers.

Congratulations to the winners of Bicycle Discount Program Prizes: Kayla Kinning, Valerie Gosh, Leeann Luedtke, Kevin Gleisner, Audrey Luedtke, Regina Sennholz, Alli Kinning, and Len Luedtke.

This program would not have the success it does without the generous, ongoing sponsorship of these local businesses; please thank them next time you visit: 2 ½ Cups Cupcakery and Bake Shop, Arby's, Bakerville Sports Bar and Grill, Baltus Bread and Butter Shops, Blue Heron Brew Pub, Biggby Coffee, Bread and Butter (Baltus), China Chef, Chips of Marshfield, Culver's, Dairy Queen, Draxler's Service Center, Dunham's Sports, Everett Roehl Marshfield Public  Library, Hub City Ice Cream Company, JJ's Bakery, McDonald's, Melody Gardens, Perkin's Restaurant and Bakery, Pick N' Save, Scotty's Pizza, The Sports Den, Taco John's, Victory Apparel, and Weber's Farm Store.

For more information on the Bicycle Discount Program, visit http://marshfieldhealthylifestyles.org/bicyclediscountprogram/ .
Celebrate and Brainstorm With Us

The Healthy Lifestyles - Marshfield Area Coalition Strategic planning meeting will take place on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 8:30am - 12:00pm at the Hope Lodge (611 W Doege St., Marshfield, WI 54449).

This meeting is a good opportunity to meet with other community members and leaders, celebrate the many accomplishments of 2017 and develop a plan of action for the coming year. The 2018 plan needs your input to reflect what is important to you as a member of the Marshfield community.  Please save the date in your calendar; you are welcome to join us even if you can only attend part of the time. For more information, contact Laura Zelenak at healthy.lifestyles@marshfieldclinic.org or 715-221-8400.

Get Involved...
  • ...at the Garden: It's time to bring in the harvest! The Community Garden Fall Clean-up Work Day will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Volunteers are needed for this one-time volunteering opportunity at all three community garden sites (Good Shepherd Church, First Presbyterian Church, and St. Alban's Church) to help clear the garden beds, collect compost, harvest leftovers, and to help weed the garden perimeters to prepare for the next growing season.
  • ...Walk to School Day: Hand out high-fives and fist-bumps on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, International Walk to School Day. Volunteers are needed to distribute 'I love to Walk and Roll' stickers and greet K-6 students as they arrive to school from home or from nearby drop-off points. International Walk to School Day emphasizes the importance of being physically active and of having safe routes for students to walk and bike to school. If you are able to help us greet students, contact the Healthy Lifestyles Team at 715-221-8400 or healthy.lifestyles@marshfieldclinic.org.
Saving Summer's Bounty

Produce harvested for the food preservation class.
On Friday, September 8th, Sarah Siegel from UW-Extension delivered a Food Preservation class at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Participants learned about the benefits of preserving food, food preservation safety, and a variety of methods including canning, freezing, and dehydrating. All participants made a freezer meal with fresh produce from the Growing Together Community Garden Demonstration Bed. Click here for a  Create Your Own Stir-Fry r ecipe you can make with produce from your garden or Farmers Market.
Community Events

Haunted Horsey Hustle Saturday, October 7th, 10:30am  registration, noon start time, Wildwood Park & Zoo. Get in the Halloween spirit with this 5K Fun Run or 1 mile walk to support HART Equine Therapy Center, Inc. 
Kiwanis KEEP  Tuesday, October 10th, Marshfield Fairgrounds Park. Kiwanis Enormous Equipment Playground (KEEP) provides a family friendly event from 10am-4pm. Bring the whole family for a day of playing with diggers, dump trucks, and farm equipment for the kid in all of us! 
Breast Cancer Awareness Ride & Run  Saturday, October 14th, 8:30am registration, 10:00am start time, The Sports Den, 1202 S. Central Ave. Participate as a bike rider, runner, or walker to support the fight against breast cancer in honor or memory of those impacted by the disease. 
11th Annual Fall Polka Jam Sunday, October 15th noon-??, Marshfield Eagles Club, 1104 S. Oak Ave. Bring your instrument and play, dance, or just come to enjoy the music, meet some new friends and reunite with old friends. FREE ADMISSION. 

Downtown Trick or Treating and "Ghost Stories" Friday, October 27th, Hardacre Park, 453 S. Central Ave. Downtown Trick or Treating from 4:30-6:30pm. Stop in for hot chocolate and apple cider! Then enjoy a bonfire and ghost stories in the park from 5:30-6:30PM. 
Committee Meeting Schedule
All are welcome!
For more information, visit our calendar.
Unless noted, all meetings are held at Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach (CCO), 1701 North Fig Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449

The Nutrition Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:00pm
Wednesday, October 4

The Garden Subcommittee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:30am - 9:30am
Tuesday, October 10

The Physical Activity Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday, October 24

School Wellness Committee meeting days and times vary throughout the year. Check our calendar for dates and times.