Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department Monthly E-Newsletter
MAY 2018

Don't miss out on signing up for some of our awesome programs! Following programs with May & June deadlines.
* Lambeau Field Senior Bus Trip - signup deadline 5/8
* Amazing Race (teams of 4) - signup deadline 5/25
* Basketball - signup deadline 5/29
* Tiny Tots Playtime - signup deadline 5/29
* Pee Wee Sports - signup deadline 5/31
* Sports 60 - signup deadline 6/1
* Tumbling Tykes - signup deadline 6/1
* Summer Kickoff Party - signup deadline 6/8
* Messy Situation Event - signup deadline 6/8
* Day At The Beach Event - signup deadline 6/8
* Sports & Inflatables Event - signup deadline 6/15
* Badger Sports Park Trip - signup deadline 6/15
* Crazy Kids Race Event - signup deadline 6/15
* Game Show Extravaganza - signup deadline 6/22
* Detective For A Day - signup deadline 6/22
* Tie Dye Takeover Event - signup deadline 6/22
* Tennis Lessons - signup deadline 6/25
* Fun With Food - signup deadline 6/26
* Painting Classes - signup deadline 6/26 & 6/28
To view our 2018 Spring/Summer Programs Book, click the included link.  Registrations accepted online, in person, or by mail at the Park & Rec Dept located in Village Hall at 108 W. Main Street, LC.

If your child is interested in playing Jets Football this fall on the 6th/7th/8th Grade Team, please remember to attend the parent and player meeting with the coaches.
MEETING DATE: Wednesday, May 9      
MEETING TIME:  6:00 p.m.                      
LOCATION: LC High School Auditorium 
Attached is a link to the jets football registration packet. Packet includes details on the program, player fee cost, player registration form, and concussion form.  
Completed forms and payments will be accepted from 5:30pm to 6:00pm on May 9 (prior to the meeting). Afterwards, registrations can be done in person at the Park & Rec Dept. Final registration deadline is June 27.

The month of April has been a very exciting time for the Fox River Boardwalk project. Two large grants totaling $1,250,000 were given to the project in April. For more information on the project, the due diligence report, and feasibility study please visit the Fox River Boardwalk page on our website.

Outagamie County
In 2018 Outagamie County opened a grant opportunity for communities located in Outagamie County. The grant money was funded from American Transmission (ATC) Funds given to the county. These funds do not come from the tax roll and are required to be utilized for projects such as trails. The Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna were awarded $600,000 towards the Fox River Boardwalk project.

Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region
The Village of Little Chute and City of Kaukauna received $650,000 in the form of a challenge grant to raise additional funds for a pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk across the Fox River.  The Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region awarded the challenge grant for the Boardwalk Project from a generous estate gift established by David L. and Rita E. Nelson.  

For full details on this estate gift please visit the Community Foundation Website.

Come join the fun racing around Little Chute! This event is based off the popular TV show The Amazing Race where teams race around the world participating in various tasks. Our event will take place in one evening with teams racing around the community (in their vehicle) to complete their tasks, while making it through detours and roadblocks. Teams of four must be made up of children and adults. Prizes will be awarded for the top three teams, and other participating teams will receive door prizes. 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 27 starting at 6:00pm
WHERE: Little Chute area - start at Doyle Park  
     FEE: $30 per team of four (adults & kids)                
Get your team together and have your leader register your group! Registrations  accepted in person or by mail at the Park & Rec at 108 W. Main Street, Little Chute, or you may click the attached link to register online.  Registration deadline is May 25.

Come celebrate your love of cheese at this year's Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival on June 1, 2 & 3 at Doyle Park ! This wonderful family event includes music, food, $1 amusement rides, children's entertainment, animal petting zoo, walk/run, parade, cheese tasting, cheese carving demonstration, cheese curd eating contest, gourmet mac & cheese sampling, and more. To celebrate the 30th anniversary, there will be a FIREWORKS SHOW on Friday evening. Admission pass is required for entry into festival grounds on Friday and Saturday, but there is free admission all day Sunday.  Click the included link for 2018 schedule of events flyer.

Every Kid Counts is a fund that is available to children of Little Chute residents/taxpayers who, for family financial reasons, would be unable to participate in recreation and/or aquatic programs. The 2018 fund was established thanks to the generous donations from the Great Wisconsin Cheese Festival, Little Chute Jaycees, Kiwanis Club of Little Chute, and Little Chute Knights of Columbus. Upon approval, children (age 17 & under) in the family would receive 50% of their recreation/aquatic program fees paid for from available funds up to a maximum of $50 per child and $150 per household. Upon approval, applicant can register children for programs.  Click the included link for the 2018 Every Kid Counts Application. 

Registration for recreation programs (excluding swim lessons)  in the 2018 Spring & Summer Program Book began March 19 for everyone! Non-residents pay a higher fee to register for programs, because our rec programs are supported by Village of Little Chute resident taxpayer dollars.

Families can register for rec programs (excluding swim lessons) whichever way is most convenient to them.
* Online - must be setup account prior to registration
* In Person - office located at 108 W. Main St (2nd floor)
* By Mail - registration form located in back of program book

NOTE: In person swim lesson registration begins June 5 at the Doyle Park pool office. View program book for signup hours.
If you have questions, please give the Park & Rec a call at 920-423-3869.