Local News Briefs Friday 12-26-14

Lakeside Park Survey


The Lakeside Park
Exploratory Committee is asking for your input as they took to identify
improvements that might lead to greater utilization of the history park.  The LPEC is asking the public to fill out a
survey that asks how you use Lakeside
.  The committee is encouraging people of all
ages to take part, no matter how often you visit the park.  The survey can be accessed two ways:  via the internet or by completing a paper
copy of the survey.  The survey can be
accessed via the following link: 
 Paper copies
of the survey will be available at the following locations:  Fond du Lac City/County Building, Fond du Lac Public Library and Fond du Lac Senior
.  Once each survey is completed, it can be
dropped into a box at each of these locations as well.  Both the survey link and paper copies of the
survey will be available until January 15,


Teacher Preparation Program Gets National Accreditation


Marian University recently received reaffirmation of
its accreditation for its initial and advanced teacher preparation programs
under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education standards.
The performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that
teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in pre-kindergarten
through 12th grade student learning. Marian dean of student education Dr. Sue
Stoddart calls it a “highly positive outcome.”


RFPs Sought For Lakeside
Food Concessionaire


The City of Fond du Lac is
soliciting proposals for a new concessionaire in Lakeside Park.
The successful food service professional will be able to use the concession
area within the Lakeside Park Pavilion, as well as have the option of
establishing a satellite site within the Park. The contract is intended to run
for 2015 and 2016 and may be renewed on an annual basis thereafter. Complete
details are outlined in a Request for Proposals on the home page of the City
website. Proposals are due by Friday, January 16th.



New FCEDC Board Members


The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation
recently added four new Board members. The new Board members include: Paul
Reetz of Integrity Saw & Tool, Bruce Wadman of Alliance Laundry Systems,
Kevin Lichtenberg of FIVES Giddings & Lewis and Holly Lifke of Society
Insurance.  Board members leaving the
Board because of term limits are Sandra Breth, Joan Karsten, Terry Schleif and
John Valek.


Empty Bowls
Raised $8,500 For Local Food Pantries


Over $8,500
was raised in support of area food pantries thanks to attendees, donors and
sponsors of the 2014 Empty Bowls Fundraiser. 
The event, which was held on December 3, 2014 at the Retlaw Plaza Hotel,
brought nearly 500 community members together in support of a great cause. 

by the Leadership Fond du Lac Alumni Group and sponsored by Associated Bank and
Consultants Laboratory of Wisconsin, this event brought awareness to hunger in
our community and world and it provided an opportunity for the community to
come together to raise money for local food pantries and shelters.  This year, five area food pantries benefited
from the generosity of the Empty Bowls Fundraiser, with each receiving a check
for $1,703.00.  The following food
pantries were assisted: Broken Bread, Fondy Food Pantry, Loaves & Fishes,
Salvation Army and St. Vincent DePaul.