Local News Briefs 11-27-14

Way Giving A Little Ahead Of Last Year


to the Fond du Lac Area United Way
continue to trend a little higher this year than last year. United Way
Executive Director Tina Potter says they’ve raised about $427,000 or 57 percent
of their $745,000 goal. That’s about $16,000 ahead of last year at this time,
but on the other hand the goal is $5,000 more than in 2013. Potter says
individual events sponsored on their behalf and company campaigns are coming
in. This year about 36,000 people in the area will receive help through United Way funded


Be Safe If You Deep Fry Your


If you are going to try and
deep fry your turkey today, Division Chief of Fire Prevention Troy Haase of the
Fond du Lac
Fire Department warns you to be sure you know what you’re doing.  He says first of all you should make sure your
deep fryer is plenty of distance away from buildings, houses, cars or garages.  He adds that if you put a wet or frozen
turkey into hot oil it will explode and  could cause a big fire.   Haase says that you can find proper
directions online on how to deep fry a turkey if that’s the route you want to
take today.




2,500 people will be celebrating Thanksgiving with a morning run as Festival
Foods hosts the 7th Annual Turkey Trot.  The 5 mile run or 2 mile walk begins at Fond du Lac High School at 8am this morning.  The runs stretch over the northeastern part
of the city so if you are traveling in that part of the city, be aware you
might be delayed by runners for a short time.


Meals – Fond du Lac


Immanuel-Trinity Lutheran
hosts their 17th annual
Thanksgiving Dinner today from 11:30am to 1:30pm.  If you are not able to have a Thanksgiving
dinner yourself and would like some companionship you can stop by for a meal at
20 Wisconsin-American Drive
in Fond du Lac.
Over 500 meals expect to be served today.


Meals – Mayville


Gateway Community
in Mayville is also
hosting their 19th Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner today at Noon
at the Mayvill High School Cafeteria. This meal is for anyone who wants to
spend Thanksgiving with friendly folks from the community.  For more information call 920-387-4283.


Meal – Waupun


Pella Lutheran
at 315 Madison Street in Waupun will also
host their 25th annual Thanksgiving dinner today at Noon in their
Fellowship Hall.




to the American Farm Bureau Federation your Thanksgiving meal will cost you
about $49.41 this year.  The average cost
of the meal for 10 people has hovered around $49 since 2011 for a 16 pound
turkey, stuffing, sweat potatoes, rolls, butter, peas, cranberries, carrots,
celery pumpkin pie, and coffee.  100
years ago the same meal cost an average of $6.81.



Office Closed


KFIZ Business office will be closed today and Friday for the Thanksgiving
holiday.  If you need to pick up a Buyers
Club certificate or a prize, we will be open again on Monday from 8am to 4pm.