Saturday, September 21, 2019
United Way knows that hunger is a pervasive problem right here in Marathon County. Hunger means more than missing a meal. For 1 in 7 families in Marathon County, it often means having to choose between buying groceries or paying rent. And the effects can be devastating – from poor health and malnourishment to impaired child development and overall poor well-being. Join us in fighting for the hundreds of Marathon County residents struggling with food insecurity by attending CommUnity Fest!
Bring your family to see incredible sculptures constructed of non-perishable food at United We Can, a food sculpture competition at CommUnityFest. Many of the creative, colorful sculptures are interactive and all are amazing! You can be part of United We Can and help tackle the issue of hunger in our community by bringing non-perishable food items or dollar bills-each one buys a vote for the coveted People’s Choice Award!
All the food is donated to local area pantries and cash donations are used by the Marathon County Hunger Coalition to purchase additional food for the pantries.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated and came out to enjoy the fun at CommUnity Fest 2018. Because of you, the Marathon Park Expo Building was filled with happy, smiling faces, and food and cash donations to benefit the Marathon County Hunger Coalition. With your help, CommUnity Fest 2018 total food donations came to just under 14,000 pounds, with cash donations over $300.
Check out a gallery of photos from CommUnity Fest 2018.
Congratulations to our award winners:
Best New Entry – Graebel (Packer Tailgate Party)
On The Spot – River Valley (Putting Green)
Traditional Sculpture-Small Business Partner – EO Johnson Business Technologies (Operation Game)
Traditional Sculpture-Corporate Partner – Aspirus (Ferris Wheel)
Best Kids’ Activity – Medical College of Wisconsin (Teddy Bear Clinic)
Best Truck, Tractor & Trailer Display – City of Wausau Dept. of Public Works
Most Nutritious Sculpture- HealthFirst (Jurassic Park)
Best of Show – North Central Health Care Center (Candyland)
People’s Choice – Greenheck (Minecraft)
Thanks to everyone who participated, attended and donated. You are helping fight hunger in our community!