Jensen Community Center COVID-19 Updates

by Brent Frankenhoff

Executive Director

Jensen Community Center

With Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ extension of the “Safer at Home” procedures through May 26 (as of press-time), here are the latest updates and information from the Jensen Community Center and the Community Spirit.

The Jensen Center remains closed to the public until we are allowed to re-open. This means that our regular ongoing weekly activities (Senior Meals, Strong Bodies, Card and Scrabble games, music with Chris Kokesh, Middle School Gaming Club, Zumba Gold, Yoga, and Flight Fitness) are unavailable. In addition, the following events have also been cancelled or postponed:

• Team Fox Fundraising Dinner, Saturday, May 2 (postponed)

• Jensen Center Plant Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, May 9 (cancelled)

• Scorched Waves Concert, Saturday, May 16 (postponed)

• Hammered Dulcimer Concert by Ted Yoder, Friday, May 22 (postponed)

Amidst those cancellations and postponements, we turned the Jensen Center Variety Show, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, into a Virtual Variety Show. Many thanks to Associate Director Mariah Singer-Brown for all her hard work to produce the show. You’ll find details on how to watch it online in Mariah’s article elsewhere in this issue.

One other area postponement was the Tomorrow River Business Association’s Swap-o-Rama May 1 and 2. A new date will be announced soon.

As you can see by the copy in your hand, the Community Spirit soldiers on. We truly appreciate our local advertisers, who use our pages to promote their products and services, for their ongoing support. Please do all you can to shop locally to keep these businesses going, and don’t forget them once restrictions are lifted.

While the Jensen Center remains closed to the public, you can still contact us by leaving a voicemail message on our phone (715-824-5202) or by sending an email:

Executive Director Brent Frankenhoff: brent-jensencenter@wi-net.com

Associate Director Mariah Singer-Brown: mariah-jensencenter@wi-net.com

Office Manager Wendy Wolfe: wendy-jensencenter@wi-net.com

Community Spirit Editor and Publisher Bonni Miller: spiritnews@wi-net.com

Over the past weeks, Mariah has been visiting with a number of area businesses and individuals to get their input on the situation and how they’re dealing with it. You’ll find those videos on our YouTube page under “Jensen Community Center.” You’ll also see updates and photos on our Facebook page – Jensen Community Center/Community Spirit – and our website, lettiejensencenter.org.

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