Haumerson’s Pond

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From Steve Mode
Update on Haumerson's Pond
Any volunteers please call me at 414-331-6704. Steve Mode. Thanks for all your kind words and offers of assistance.

Hello Friends. I just wanted to thank you all for your assistance and support of Haumersen’s Pond. The extended elevated water conditions this past Fall have dampened things at the park. We are gearing up for a terrific winter season currently. Scout and I toured the park this morning to see what needs we have. The trails are still wet but passable. We need someone with a few minutes to do a little chainsaw work. There are a few trees that have blocked the one-mile trail. We will also need to mow the longer trails but that may need to wait until we have ice. There is still standing water in most of the big trail. Stay tuned for that. The water also curtailed our parking lot excavating. Not sure if we will be able to do that yet or wait till spring. The water did give us one positive acknowledgment. It proved that our building design works. Cleanup both times was quite easy. Look for the silver lining always!!!! I met with Bo and Jenny Hachtel last week. He has started a new job with the State and has closed down his plumbing business. He is looking to finish our project before he sells his pipe wrenches though. Heat upstairs, sink and bubbler are on his list. There will be some volunteer opportunities to assist with this. Contact me if you have some free time. Andy Dunham has been busy and is working on the Redneck Zamboni. He is amassing components to make that a reality. Andy also volunteered to help put the metal on the bathroom ceilings. That will happen soon. Sorry about this Sunday morning blitz of info. I thought you all would like to be in the loop. If anyone knows how to stop people from throwing Stones, bricks, boards, logs etc onto the ice please let me know. It makes good ice very difficult. That’s all for now

Your PooBah
Steve
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From Steve Mode
Update on Haumersons Pond
Any volunteers please call me at 414-331-6704. Steve Mode. Thanks for all your kind words and offers of assistance.

Hello Friends.  I just wanted to thank you all for your assistance and support of Haumersen’s Pond. The extended elevated water conditions this past Fall have dampened things at the park.  We are gearing up for a terrific winter season currently. Scout and I toured the park this morning to see what needs we have. The trails are still wet but passable.  We need someone with a few minutes to do a little chainsaw work. There are a few trees that have blocked the one-mile trail.  We will also need to mow the longer trails but that may need to wait until we have ice. There is still standing water in most of the big trail.  Stay tuned for that.  The water also curtailed our parking lot excavating. Not sure if we will be able to do that yet or wait till spring. The water did give us one positive acknowledgment. It proved that our building design works. Cleanup both times was quite easy. Look for the silver lining always!!!!  I met with Bo and Jenny Hachtel last week. He has started a new job with the State and has closed down his plumbing business. He is looking to finish our project before he sells his pipe wrenches though.  Heat upstairs, sink and bubbler are on his list. There will be some volunteer opportunities to assist with this. Contact me if you have some free time.  Andy Dunham has been busy and is working on the Redneck Zamboni. He is amassing components to make that a reality. Andy also volunteered to help put the metal on the bathroom ceilings. That will happen soon.  Sorry about this Sunday morning blitz of info. I thought you all would like to be in the loop. If anyone knows how to stop people from throwing Stones, bricks, boards, logs etc onto the ice please let me know. It makes good ice very difficult.  That’s all for now 

Your PooBah
Steve

 

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Thank you to everyone who works so hard on this awesome place!

How about asking kids to create a few posters asking people to resist throwing stuff onto the ice and explaining why? Maybe BASE (formerly called Boys snd Girls Club) could help.

I remember that she’d!

Any volunteers please call me at 414-331-6704. Steve Mode. Thanks for all your kind words and offers of assistance.

When do you want the chainsaw work done? David Celkis may be able to help.

I am available end of next week for chainsaw work if needed still by then.

Thanks for the update Steve!

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4 weeks ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

The cast & crew of ELF @ The Fireside had a blast at the BEAUTIFUL warming house! ❤️🔥❄️ #roastingparty #smores #thefireside ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

The cast & crew of ELF @ The Fireside had a blast at the BEAUTIFUL warming house! ❤️🔥❄️ #roastingparty #smores #thefireside ... See MoreSee Less

The cast & crew of ELF @ The Fireside had a blast at the BEAUTIFUL warming house! ❤️🔥❄️ #roastingparty #smores #thefireside

 

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Emma Bare SANTA!! 🎅

1 month ago

Disregard my last post...not affiliated with you! oops! ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Can you post some more info about the Thankful run event? Got the postcard, but not a lot of info? ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

The trails at the pond and Bark River Road are passable........... by canoe. ... See MoreSee Less

The trails at the pond and Bark River Road are passable........... by canoe.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Good thing your canoe doesn’t have a motor. Motorized vehicles are prohibited on bike/walking paths.😉

Can 2Rivers start renting out stand-up paddle boards? 😜

Daaaaang! But it’s lovely. But daaaaang! 😮

Nick Schulenburg

Greeting’s from Maryland! This is beautiful.

Yes- A Haunted Canoe 🛶 can be our alternative to the Haunted Hike. Do 🎃 float 🤔😜?

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2 months ago

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Winter isnt too far away.

It is with great disappointment that the Friends of Haumersons Pond are announcing the cancellation of the Haunted Halloween Hike. Mother Nature’s excess of rain has caused flooding for the Bark River Trails making them impassable for our volunteers and visitors to hike. “We are truly sad at having to cancel this wonderful event, but we look forward to creating a memorable Halloween experience for community and friends of Haumersons Pond next year” ~ Sarah Healy, creator of and volunteer coordinator of the haunted trails. ... See MoreSee Less

It is with great disappointment that the Friends of Haumersons Pond are announcing the cancellation of the Haunted Halloween Hike. Mother Nature’s excess of rain has caused flooding for the Bark River Trails making them impassable for our volunteers and visitors to hike.  “We are truly sad at having to cancel this wonderful event, but we look forward to creating a memorable Halloween experience for community and friends of Haumersons Pond next year” ~ Sarah Healy, creator of and volunteer coordinator of the haunted trails.

 

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Why don't you guys move it to the trail behind the fort pool at the clubhouse so it doesn't need to be cancelled

Maybe it could be a haunted canoeing trail 😊

On a positive note we are closer to cold weather! "What" You say. Cold kills the mosquitoes and brings us closer to ice skating time! My kids love the facility and will spend hours down there! Thank you!!!

Darn! Hope the water will recede in time for the Winter Festivities.

Shoooot. 😞Contact us again next year!

Better safe then sorry!

Sad the event was cancelled, but the good news is that Fort Atkinson Community Theatre is still going to present our Readers Theatre performance! Join us at the library at 6:30pm on Oct 19 for "Halloween's Not Scary Anymore"! Here's a link to our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/336399003780979/

Haunted Halloween canoe rides?

😰😰

So sad but not surprised with all the rain. There is always next year. Maybe you can come up with a plan B in the future in case this happens again.

That is sad, but the park, while beautiful, is often soggy. Wish you could hold the event someplace else outside.

Just seems like just about every event this group has the weather doesn't cooperate :( So sad.

Disappointing and understandable. Looking forward to the next event.

This was advertised on tv this morning. Is it still canceled?

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3 months ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

The Flood of the fall of 2018. Volunteers showed up and proved that our design worked well. A good floor scrubbing, washing of walls and returning the doors to their operational position and we are ready to go. No sandbags to clean up!! Thanks to Craig, Floyd, Rob, Joanne , John and Joel the job is about done. Ready for use. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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You all are amazing! Thank you for all that you do!

Great job on the design Craig! It will stand for many generations. Hopefully they will know to take the doors off too 😉

Great job volunteers!!!

Marie Wiesmann - yay!

That is great!! Thank you!!!!

Excellent foresight.

Impressive

thanks you all

Turned out much bigger and nicer than I ever imagined. I used to spend more time in that park than just about anyone, year round. So glad more people can enjoy this truly beautiful part of Fort.

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3 months ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

Check out this cool video the chamber put out on the Haunted Halloween Hike and som many other cool things happening around town.

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce
Enjoy outdoor recreation, pumpkin picking, and Broadway entertainment! It is Fall in Fort Atkinson and we have all that you're looking for. Visit fortchamber.com for more information.
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3 months ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce
Enjoy outdoor recreation, pumpkin picking, and Broadway entertainment! It is Fall in Fort Atkinson and we have all that you're looking for. Visit fortchamber.com for more information.
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Friends of Haumersons Pond is looking for Volunteers for the Haunted Halloween Hike on October 19th & 20th. Instant Message if you are interested. ... See MoreSee Less

Friends of Haumersons Pond is looking for Volunteers for the Haunted Halloween Hike on October 19th & 20th. Instant Message if you are interested.

Friends of Haumerson's Pond Holloween Haunted Hike Needs Volunteers

The Friends of Haumerson’s
Pond will host its annual
Haunted Halloween Hike
on the trails of the Bark River
Nature Park, but are looking
for volunteers to help staff the
event.
The event will be Oct. 19 and
20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Haunted
sections can include aliens,
witch’s cauldron, ghosts, scarecrows,
mad scientists, zombies
and more.
To reserve a section, contact
Sarah Healy, volunteer and
group coordinator, at (920)
723-2165. Volunteer groups
must be registered by Oct. 1.
There is a limited amount of
spooky gear and props to lend
out. Groups are encouraged to
bring their own themed costumes.
Corporate sponsors also
are being sought for each section
to support the work being
done at the Haumerson’s Pond
Warming House project. For
more information, contact Joel
Van Haaften at (920) 728-5635
or Janine Fixmer at (920) 220-
9252.
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Friends of Haumersons Pond Holloween Haunted Hike Needs Volunteers

The Friends of Haumerson’s
Pond will host its annual
Haunted Halloween Hike
on the trails of the Bark River
Nature Park, but are looking
for volunteers to help staff the
event.
The event will be Oct. 19 and
20 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Haunted
sections can include aliens,
witch’s cauldron, ghosts, scarecrows,
mad scientists, zombies
and more.
To reserve a section, contact
Sarah Healy, volunteer and
group coordinator, at (920)
723-2165. Volunteer groups
must be registered by Oct. 1.
There is a limited amount of
spooky gear and props to lend
out. Groups are encouraged to
bring their own themed costumes.
Corporate sponsors also
are being sought for each section
to support the work being
done at the Haumerson’s Pond
Warming House project. For
more information, contact Joel
Van Haaften at (920) 728-5635
or Janine Fixmer at (920) 220-
9252.

 

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Is this for kids or adults?

Rita Feirn

Recently Awarded Grants
Awards made at the July 2018 Community Foundation Board Meeting:

$50,000 to the Friends of Haumerson's Pond
to help the Friends in creating a paved parking area for Bark River Nature Park and the Haumerson’s Pond area. The Friends will be working with the City of Fort Atkinson and the grant will be paid to the City as reimbursement for expenses incurred on the project. You can see the parking and drive-thru areas pictured in the plan above.
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Recently Awarded Grants
Awards made at the July 2018 Community Foundation Board Meeting:

$50,000 to the Friends of Haumersons Pond 
to help the Friends in creating a paved parking area for Bark River Nature Park and the Haumerson’s Pond area. The Friends will be working with the City of Fort Atkinson and the grant will be paid to the City as reimbursement for expenses incurred on the project. You can see the parking and drive-thru areas pictured in the plan above.

 

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We will soon be initiating another fundraiser for a storage building and amphitheater. We have sufficient funds for the parking lot and prep and increasing green space around the building If you know of anyone willing to donate towards the storage building let us know . Putting budget together now. Thanks for your continued interest !!!!

4 months ago

FRIENDS OF HAUMERSON'S POND

New date posted.Our Monarch caterpillar hunt scheduled for 6 pm this evening is being rescheduled due to the weather. We will meet at the Haumerson's Pond shelter at 6 pm on Monday, August 27 instead. Hope for nice weather! ... See MoreSee Less

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