Volume VI | June 2019
June 2019 Chamber Newsletter
June is here and so much is happening in our communities!
Chamber Golf Classic
Last Call for Golfers!!!
Please register yourself or a team for the Chamber Golf Classic by June 5th!

Thursday, June 13th at Lake Windsor Country Club. Tee time 9:00 AM!

4th of July Community Celebration 34 years strong!
A great deal of preparation goes into our biggest community celebration of the year! Things are in place and ready for the big event! Now we just need your help to make all of the events run smoothly! If you are available to volunteer for a few hours or more, any assistance would be greatly appreciated! The volunteer sign-up link is listed below. Please look and see if there is a time that you could help and keep this community tradition going! Thank you!!!
Sponsorship Opportunities
Our 4th of July Community Celebration has been going strong for at least 34 years! This could not happen without the wonderful sponsors who provide such generous donations to make this fantastic family event continue!
Thank you!

Current 4th of July Event & Activity Sponsors
Top Notch Welding
David Grinde
Car Show

The Car Show will be on Thursday, July 4th from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM located behind the Ball Diamonds in Fireman's Park off of DeForest Street. Stop down and check out all of the classic cars with amazing stories of their journey's! If you would like to register your classic car for this FREE event or showcase your ride in the parade, please click on the link below.

Freedom Run

A proud tradition of a community centered road race that began under the helm of
DMB Community Bank,
members of the DeForest Running Community, in coordination with the DeForest High School Track and Field and Cross Country Teams, have taken the baton to bring the race into its
30th year !
Options of a 5K, 10K and Fun Run will take place on July 4th starting at 7:30 AM in Fireman's Park! Registration forms and more information can be found at the link below!

4th of July Parade

Our 4th of July Parade will take place on Thursday, July 4th starting at 10:30 AM in the DeForest Area High School parking lot and travel down Halsor Street, to Holum Street, marching all the way down to Main Street!
If you would like to register your business or organization in the 4th of July Parade or for more information, please click on the parade link below!

Congratulations to the Dragon Art Fair on 15 years!
Hopefully, you were able to stop down and enjoy all the activities and shop the vendors tents at the Dragon Art Fair on Saturday, June 1st, in Fireman's Park!

Congratulations to organizers Julie Wills and Merry Poast on 15 years of providing the Dragon Art Fair to our communities!

Thank you!

MABA Parade of Homes
June 8th through the 26th Come and tour new homes in Savannah Brooks during this years Madison Area Builder Association Parade of Homes. This annual event is a great opportunity to tour new homes, meet with talented builders and see the latest innovations in construction, design, energy efficiency, landscaping and much more. 

4:00-8:00 Wednesday-Friday
11:00-5:00 Saturdays & Sundays

$15.00 General Admission
$ 5.00 Seniors and Children

Red, White and Blue Salute to America!
On Saturday, June 15th, Nashville Country Music Recording Artist Ricky Lee is coming to DeForest for a free family concert in Veterans Memorial Park!

The DeForest Veterans Memorial Foundation will decorate Ricky Lee with a Medal of Merit in recognition of his national support of military service members, their families and veterans!

Also recognizing our very own DeForest Police Department Sergeant Bob Berg, congratulating him for receiving the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year 2019 for the entire state of Wisconsin!

The Legion Auxiliary will have refreshments available for sale to support their girls state and youth scholarship programs.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets down to Veteran Memorial Park for this wonderful family event!
Spotlight Business: Welcome The Mike Coke Team at Terra Firma Realty to the Chamber!
The Mike Coke Team at Terra Firma Realty operates in a team environment to provide better support and greater returns to our clients throughout the entire transaction and thereafter. Unlike many firms that utilize individual agents, Mike's Team is comprised of professionals that specialize in their area of expertise. Whether it be one of our listing partners, buyer's agents, marketing, support, or client care, a member of Mike's team is always there to provide the highest level of customer service while delivering top notch results.
With over 85 years of combined service in the Wisconsin real estate sector we are here to help and serve you in finding your perfect Wisconsin home or selling your current property. Our team lives, works, and plays in the communities that we specialize in. This allows us to be in tune with local market conditions so we can help buyers and sellers purchase and sell properties throughout South Central Wisconsin. Whether it be your first home, move up home, a lot to build on, or your dream cabin on the water, we would love to put our expertise to work for you.
Each member of Mike's team is also trained and coached by one of the top real estate coaching companies in the nation. This added knowledge and experience helps us stay on top of all the current trends, utilize the latest technology and systems, deliver an exceptional experience, and negotiate the best terms for our clients.
We also have an easy to use real estate website that offers every property for sale and will send you new listings and price changes daily. You can cater the alerts to your personal profile so you never miss out on that next hot opportunity. You can get to know each of us a little better by clicking on our profiles below. Of course we would always welcome the opportunity to meet with you in person and learn how we can help you with your real estate needs.

Learn more about each team member by visiting their website:

Meet the Mike Coke Team at the Free Shred Event & at the Chamber Golf Classic!
Time to clean out the office!
This Free Shred Event is being hosted by Terra Firma Realty and TRICOR Insurance on Saturday, June 8th from 8:30am-10am. 

Stop by the Vienna Offices parking lot at 5008 Linde Lane, DeForest and shred up to 50 pounds of paper products per person. 

Coffee and baked treats provided by Windsor Breads Bakery and Coffeehouse

Enter a drawing to win a new gas grill!
Costco Wholesale Salute to Our Troops Event
Friday, June 14th from 9-10 AM

Costco Wholesale, 2850 Hoepker Rd., Sun Prairie will be opening early to Salute Our Troops! There will be a continental breakfast, prizes and great incentives for anyone signing up for a New membership. Current members invited too!!
All Wisconsin Costco locations will have an exclusive membership promotion for any qualified active duty members, reserve members and veterans who wish to sign up for a Costco membership for the first time!
Community Events
Friday, June 14th
The annual Bike Rodeo and with a new name for 2019, DeForest Parks and Recreation presents Friday Flicks. Our first flick will be Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation!

The annual Bike Rodeo will start at 7pm on the closed portion of DeForest Street. Participants will have an opportunity to run through multiple stations lead by the DeForest Police Department and other volunteers. All participants that attend the Bike Rodeo can enter to win great prizes!

We remind all movie goers to bring blankets, chairs, bug spray. The movie begins at dusk and admission is free thanks to our amazing sponsors.

Series Sponsor: TDS TV
Friday, June 28th
Friday is here! DeForest Parks and Recreation encourages the community to come out and enjoy a night of live family friendly entertainment at the newly renovated Fireman's Park. Food vendors and beverages will be available to purchase. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and relax as we kick off the weekend!

An assortment of local craft beers, hard cider and non alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase, along with food options.

Musical Act: Three Front Doors
Series Sponsor: TDS TV

For more Village of DeForest Events, please visit their Calendar of Events:

Saturday, June 15th

Art Cart EXTRA! Come down to Fireman's Park, 6711 Park Street, Windsor from 2 PM to 4 PM.
Join the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art for an afternoon of art projects. 

Saturday, June 8th

Friends of the Library Book Sale from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the DeForest Area Public Library, 203 Library Street, DeForest.
Stock up for your summer reading!

For Many More Events Happening at the Library, please check out their website: Library Events
Welcome Wisconsin Dental Wellness!
Ribbon Cutting on Friday, June 14th at 9:00 AM
Help us welcome Charles Lau and his team at Wisconsin Dental Wellness to the DeForest Windsor Area Chamber! A ribbon cutting will take place at his new office at 821 S. Main Street on Friday, June 14th at 9:00 AM!

If you are having an event and would like it listed on the Chamber Calendar of Events, please add your event in your Chamber Master account and I will make sure it is posted!
Thank you for your assistance!

Check out the Current June Calendar at: June Calendar of Events