My staff and I spent another great day in the 62nd Assembly District last week. We stopped by Racine Christian School and six Racine Unified School District campuses (Gifford, Fratt, Horlick, Wadewitz, Jerstad-Agerholm, and Olympia Brown) to deliver Blue Books and other educational materials.
We also took time to present a legislative citation to Deputy Chief James Weidner at the Racine County Sheriff's Department. Chief Weidner has served the Department for twenty years, in a variety of roles. Beginning at the Racine County jail, moving to patrol officer, detective, Greater Racine Gang Task Force and now as command staff, Chief Weidner has developed new ideas, innovative policing methods, and increased professionalism department-wide. Chief Weidner's specialized skills and selfless dedication to the community represents the highest level of honor and distinction.
Small Business Saturday 2021
Small Businesses are vital to Racine County. To put that in perspective, for every $100 that you spend at a locally-owned business, roughly $68 dollars stays in the local economy. Statewide, small companies account for 99.4 percent of businesses and 49 percent of Wisconsin employees. Small businesses make a big impact. This year, head out on Small Business Saturday (November 27) to shop small and shop local for the holidays.
Capitol Tours and Christmas Tree
The Capitol Christmas Tree has arrived! The tree is a 32-foot Balsam fir from the Menominee Tribal Enterprises Forestry Center in Keshena, Wisconsin. I encourage you to visit the State Capitol for a tour and viewing the tree. Free tours are offered daily, beginning at 9:00 AM. A Capitol Tour is a great way to experience Wisconsin history with your family! Find more information here, and if you have any questions, please call my office at 608-266-0731. When you visit the Capitol, please stop by my office for a visit as well. The State Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during the traditional tree lighting ceremony from 12-1pm on Friday December 3rd. You are welcome to join the festivities! 2021 Wisconsin Historical Society's State Capitol Ornament is now available. The ornament features the magnificent Capitol Tree. Ornaments can be purchased in-person from the Capitol Tour desk or the Wisconsin Historical Society gift shop, or online from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Things to Do
Thursday, November 25 - Racine Turkey Trot 5K
Saturday, November 27 - Christmas Carnival of Lights, Jellystone Park
Saturday, November 27 - Wayne's Daughters Christmas on the Farm
Friday, December 3 - Norway Lutheran Church Ugly Sweater Dinner & Silent Auction
Saturday, December 4 - Norway Community Fund Merry Memories Tree Lighting
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