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As many of you know, besides being a fun event, Mazo Wild West Days – a staple event for 57 years – is the community’s annual fundraiser for all of the local non-profits. These organizations are an important part of what makes Mazo a great place to live, work, and play. The efforts of the non-profit organizations have helped make Mazo one of the “Top Ten Coolest Towns” in the nation. This year’s theme is “Keep Mazo Wild!”
Friends of Mazo Beach is a member organization of the Mazomanie Chamber of Commerce (as well as the Sauk Area Chamber of Commerce). As a member of the Mazo Chamber we have an opportunity to fund raise while contributing to an important awesome event that is a strong traditional part of Mazo.
One way of contributing is for us to be a sponsor for the Wild West Days. Some of the sponsorship benefits include having Mazo Beach and logo on the official WWD T-shirts and Mazo Beach being promoted in a News-Sickle-Arrow ad as well as website and sponsor signage.
Since this is an ideal opportunity to get great “exposure” for Mazo Beach we have chosen a sponsorship level of either Gold ($750) or Platinum ($1000) – depending on how much can be raised quickly. THIS CONTRIBUTION NEEDS TO BE DONE RIGHT AWAY TO BE ABLE TO GET MAZO BEACH PROMOTED ON THE T-SHIRTS. With only about a half dozen sponsors on the shirts, we will be prominently displayed. T-shirts are given to all volunteers and will also be sold at the event.
PLEASE! ANY AMOUNT, LARGE OR SMALL WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED…
CONTACT US RIGHT AWAY FOR MORE INFO ON HOW YOU CAN FINANCIALLY CONTRIBUTE TOWARD OUR GOAL.
Another way of contributing is to volunteer your time to help make WWD a successful event. In addition, for every hour you put in, the WWD Association will pay back an hourly wage to our designated organization. VolunteerSpot is being used to organize the event, so with a simple online signup you just choose your spots and will receive an automatic confirmation and reminders. Volunteer spots are still available from Tuesday, Sept 8th thru Wednesday, Sept 16th.
AGAIN, CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO TO VOLUNTEER.
On Saturday (Sept 12th) the Community Corral provides space to help promote local organizations, groups and businesses. We have an opportunity to set up a display table and give out information about Mazo Beach if we so choose. This would require people getting involved in the planning process as well as some people to man the table.
IF INTERESTED IN HELPING PLAN OR MAN THIS PUBLIC RELATIONS TABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US.
On Sunday (Sept 13th) the WWD parade will be showcasing bands and floats, and we have an opportunity to have a Mazo Beach float in the parade if we so choose. We have some absolutely fantastic ideas for a float, but need more people with ideas, skills and time involved in the creation to pull it off as well as people to be in the parade.
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE PART IN THE CREATION OF A MAZO BEACH FLOAT FOR THE PARADE, CONTACT US.
Even if you can’t help make it happen, hopefully you can support the event by coming and having some fun (fireworks, carnival, helicopter rides, karaoke, western costume contest, live music, etc). See their website for more information.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who participated in this event!
This spring 50 beach users formed a Friends of Mazo Beach team to participate in the Princeton Club / Second Harvest “Million Pound Challenge”. This is an annual event in which group participants choose a food pantry they would like to help, and Princeton Club gives $10 worth of food to that pantry (thru Second Harvest Food Pantry) for every hour participants exercise. Participants exercised wherever they chose, any way they chose, and weekly logged in exercise times on their computers. We had participants on our Mazo Beach team from as far away as Miami, Florida and Vancouver, Canada!
For those who may not know, the end result was…
TEAM FRIENDS OF MAZO BEACH finished the competition in FIFTH PLACE out of 195 teams! WAY TO GO!!!
More importantly, together we reported enough total exercise hours to provide over TWO TONS OF FOOD delivered from Second Harvest to Sauk Prairie Area Food Pantry in our name! Not only were we able to help local residents in need, but at the same time provide another example of beach users being good stewards of the area we love and care about.
Let us know if you want to join in the “Million Pound Challenge” next year to break our own record. Let’s make next year’s goal “FIRST PLACE”!
Please take the time to fill out the FOMB 2014 Survey / Mailing List Update as soon as possible.
Click the link below for the Word document:
Mail the completed survey to:
FRIENDS OF MAZO BEACH, PO BOX 42, SAUK CITY WI 53583-0042
or e-mail to email@example.com
All information provided is kept strictly confidential, but valuable information has been gained by being able to number crunch and provide statistical information to the DNR, legislators, and others who have power to decide how the beach is managed.
As always, if uncomfortable answering any question at any time, just don’t answer it and move on to the next question.
Remember, a survey must be filled out each year to be on the current mailing list. (Also, in addition to keeping you updated with current accurate beach information, the mailing list is used for sending off-season activity invitations – the infamous Halloween Party, etc…)
With all the arrows pointed at the beach from various directions this year, it is more important than ever before to both let your voice be heard and to be able to stay informed as changes occur.
Thank you for caring and letting your voice be heard!
And thanks to the tens of thousands who have taken the time to do surveys since 1992. The statistical information provided in the surveys has many times proven invaluable in providing information to the various powers that be, and continues to play a major role in helping keep Mazo Beach clothing-optional.
So, if you agree with the following statement, click on the above link to be a part of making a difference.
2015 FRIENDS OF MAZO BEACH SURVEY / MAILING LIST UPDATE
(kept strictly confidential)
“I support FOMB’s efforts in representing me and my interests, and working on my behalf and behalf of other naturist and non-naturist users from various user groups along with local business owners to help maintain our rights to use the public lands of Mazo Beach in a harmonious, respectful manner. I support the continued inclusion of long-standing traditional clothing-optional usage of Mazo Beach on the Wisconsin River as a part of a multi-use management plan for the Mazomanie Unit of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway. Whether or not I choose nude recreation as my personal option, I oppose any action by the DNR or any other public officials to restrict or eliminate such usage. I strongly urge public officials to allocate the resources to make my visits to the beach safe and enjoyable, and I request that priority be given to preserving this site for the many who use it each year in a clothing-optional manner.”
[If uncomfortable answering any question at any time, do not answer it.]
The links above are your invitation and reservation form for this year’s upcoming hubbub harbinger of Hallowmas happiness:
SAMHAIN CARNEVIL !
“But,” you ask, “Why would I want to go? What sort of fun could I possibly have?”
Well, to mention just a few of many options:
* Explore bite-licious delights & dilemmas of too many sweets as you sink your fangs into curious concoctions at this freaky fiesta.
* Hiss and howl to finger-snapping, toe-tapping mysterious melodies that will cause your body to spasm with tantalizing orgone-accumulating holographic sonic moves of shaking shoulders and wiggling hips turning you into a wild frenzy as you monster mash into the wee hours.
* Wander through the wonders and woes of costume selection, and the fun and fantasy of masks, both real and imagined, as you experience the ultimate in costume contests.
* And remember ladies, pain free “mammo-grahms” will once again be available at the CarnEVIL!
So beware the curse of the witch, avoid the vampire’s bite, run if you hear the werewolf howling at the full moon, and most important, come capture the spirit and celebrate the opposing forces of darkness and light at this feast of Samhain where the boundaries of our world and the otherworld are broken and you will be able to mingle with the likes of candy comaholics, insecure monsters, feisty pumpkins, obese vampires, beauty-obsessed monstresses and more.
Back by popular demand, we will once again be offering an early start option for those who want to arrive on Friday, November 7th.
And if you had a room last year, let us know if you would like the same room.
Hope you can join us,
Badger Naturists and Friends of Mazo Beach
For those who have not heard, “Naked at Amazo” is returning! After performing six shows to nearly full houses in Mazomanie last summer, the play is being staged THIS THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY ONLY (Oct 23-25) at the Bartell Theatre in Madison. For those who have not yet seen this wonderful full-length comedic play written by Bill Stokes and produced by the Amaz(ing) Players Company, now is your final chance.
Showtimes: Thursday and Friday, October 23rd/24th @ 7:30pm and Saturday, October 25th @ 1:30pm
General ticket price: $20. Please direct questions about ordering tickets to the Bartell Theatre at 608-661-9696.
Amaz(ing) Players Company Website: http://www.amazingplayerscompany.com/