Join Chippewa Valley YMCA’s Strong Challenge

We've given our TVs a workout this year, now it's time to do it ourselves with Chippewa Valley YMCA's Strong Challenge. Don't let the "strong" part scare you. You won't be bench-pressing Buicks. This is strengthening of mind, body and spirit, designed for a variety of ages and fitness levels.

As the Y's website explains, "For 6-weeks, 20 minutes a day, five days a week, we’ll experiment with challenges and rhythms designed to open us up to a purpose driven life that is STRONG."

For extra motivation, you can join the challenge as a family, with a team of friends or coworkers, or just on your own. Either way, it's free and promises to be a uniquely fun journey when it begins this Monday, October 19.

Click this link to learn more and register at

Country Jam, Northern WI State Fair Canceled for 2020

Two more Chippewa Valley summer staples have been interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organizers announced cancellation of the Northern Wisconsin State Fair on Monday, a first in the fair's nearly 123-year history, due to ongoing concerns about coronavirus and the implications of the large crowds anticipated to attend the Chippewa Falls tradition.

On a positive note, dates and some performers are already in place for July 7-11, 2021, and can be viewed through this link to or copy/paste this in your browser for more:

This announcement was followed by the rescheduling of Country Jam to July 15-17, 2021.

According to WEAU 13 News, if you already had tickets for this summer's event, you will be contacted by email. You are able to request a refund within 30 days if you cannot attend next summer. However, if you decide to hang onto your current tickets, you don't need to take any action and they will be honored next year.

I-Build with Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity


There's no place like home! That's why we've teamed up with Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity for I-Build.

Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity needs resources, so we encourage you to learn more about volunteer opportunities and join us in making a donation!

We're humbled and grateful to make a $1,200 donation on behalf of our friends at: A+ Insulation Services, Edina Realty Eau Claire, Hallie Automotive, Service Master of Chippewa Valley, Nordson, and Rhom Construction!

Together we can make the Mondovi building project a reality. Thanks for joining the I-Build mission with Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity!

Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states and in more than 70 countries around the world. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat works toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.

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