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Downtown Business Association Press Release
Friday July 20, 2012
CONTACT: Lorie Wuttke at Remember When, 262-728-8670

Delavan Daze & Cruisin’ Car Show Concert….
and Other Delavan Happenings:
Delavan Daze will be Friday, Aug. 10th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 11th from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Delavan. Stop by and check out the downtown merchants’ summer sales, music, clowns, chalk walk, 160th birthday party for Bradley’s, flea market, book sale, arts & crafts for the kids, food, car show, model car show, fun, & more.
There are many great shops to visit while shopping downtown Delavan, including: Brick Street Market, Bibliomaniacs, Delavan Gold & Diamond Exchange, Remember When, Lauren’s Antique & Art Centre, Scene II, Bradley’s Department Store, Hair Techniques, Pac-Ratz and many more. Don’t forget Lubick Gallery on South Third Street just down from the Hallmark Store.
Delavan Daze will be a fun, arts & crafts related festival & sales event which will also include chalk artists working on sidewalk art and free crafts for kids. At the turn of the last century Delavan was an art colony from 1895-1910. Students from the Chicago Art Institute came to Delavan to study. Downtown Delavan wants to have the feel of an art mecca again and wants to attract artists to their downtown! Downtown Delavan has been moving in that direction; the last four years they have had Public Art displays throughout the summer. This year picnic baskets are the featured art object; they are on display and for sale throughout the downtown. Proceeds from the sale of the baskets help the DDHS Art Club and beautifying downtown Delavan. Be sure to check out the picnic baskets that are still available to purchase! Two picnic baskets will be auctioned off at the Phoenix Park Band Shell on Saturday August 11 throughout the afternoon.
Delavan Daze Tentative Schedule of Events:
Friday, August 10:
8 a.m.– Set up of the Adult Sidewalk Chalk Artists.
9 a.m. – Adult Chalk Artists begin working on Sidewalk Chalk Art.
9 a.m.– All Day: Flea Market & Crafts in Tower Park; Sidewalk Sales of local businesses; Food in Tower Park; Enjoy the Children’s Chalk Walk Around the Library (completed Thurs. Aug. 9)
Noon -4 p.m. – Friends of Aram Library Members-Only Preview Book Sale;
Sale in the Library Meeting Room. Buy A Membership at the Door for $5.
1:00-2 p.m. – Arts & Crafts for Kids in Tower Park Compliments of the DBA.
2 p.m. – Happy 160 Birthday Party for Bradley’s Dept. Store in Tower Park: Cake will be served.
2 p.m. – Chalk Walk Art Completed throughout downtown Delavan.
4 p.m. – Judging of Chalk Walk

Saturday August 11:
8 a.m. -3 p.m. – Friends of Aram Library Book Sale; Under the Tent Outside the Library.
9 a.m.– All Day: Flea Market & Crafts in Tower Park; Sidewalk Sales of local businesses; Food in Tower Park; Enjoy the Children’s Chalk Walk around the Library, & Adult Chalk Walk throughout downtown. Clown Alley performs throughout downtown.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.–Music in Tower Park by “The Siblings.”
Noon– Cruisin’ Car Show & Model Car Show around Phoenix Park Band Shell.
12:30 p.m. – Favorite Chalk Walk Design Announced….when “The Siblings” are done performing.
Noon-1:30 p.m. – Arts & Crafts for Kids in Tower Park Compliments of the DBA.
2 p.m. – Music by TNT in Phoenix Park Band Shell.
3 p.m. – Music by Blackwater Bill in Phoenix Park Band Shell.
4 p.m. – Music by Trip Effect in Phoenix Park Band Shell.
5 p.m. – Music by Saturday June in Phoenix Park Band Shell.
7 p.m. – Music by Jeremiah “Elvis” Micolichek in Phoenix Park Band Shell.

The Delavan Daze weekend of fun continues on Sunday August 12th with Phoenix Park Band Shell’s Blues Fest. The fabulous music beings at 3 p.m. and goes until about 6 p.m. Stop by to enjoy music by Blues Review, Hobie & the Leftovers, and Pistol Pete. Brown’s BBQ Pit & Grill is also having a pig roast during the Blues Fest.

Tickets for the Delavan Duck Raffle during Scarecrow Fest will be on sale during the event. The Duck Raffle takes place on Saturday September 15th, during Scarecrow Fest. Scarecrow Fest is sponsored by the Delavan Downtown Business Association and the Duck Raffle is their main fund-raising event. Be sure to purchase your tickets early and help keep the downtown looking beautiful. Tickets can be purchased at Bradley’s Department Store, Lubick Gallery, Remember When, Brick Street Market and other stores. You could win $200, $100, $50, or one of many donated items! It’s not too early to start thinking about your scarecrow design for the Twelth Annual Scarecrow Fest now! Lots of scarecrows are wanted in downtown Delavan! Anyone can make a scarecrow; they’re easy to make! All are invited to the festivities! Watch for more details on the event!

For more information on Delavan Daze, Scarecrow Fest or other Downtown Delavan activities, contact the Downtown Business Association by calling Lorie at 262-728-8670; www.discoverdelavan.com. For more information on the concerts in the Phoenix Park Band Shell, contact Dave at 262-725-6034; www.phoenixbandshell.com .

Other Downtown Delavan Summer Happenings:
Delavan Fresh Market
“Get Fresh,” that’s the theme of Delavan’s Farmers Market that is in its third year. The market’s goal is to facilitate a link between local producers and the community of Delavan and its close neighbors, and to be a gathering place for people in the re-energized downtown shopping district. The market is open between 3 and 7 p.m. each Thursday throughout the summer and into the fall. Parking is available on the street or at the community lot on 2nd Street and McDowell. Due to the dry and hot summer, the market is smaller than past years, but good things come in small packages, and there are plenty of good things to be found at Delavan’s Fresh Market. Stop by and see for yourself.

Historic Downtown Delavan is a vibrant historic downtown shopping district, home to many wonderful casual restaurants, antique shops, & specialty shops. Come and spend some time here. For more information on all that Delavan has to offer please phone the Delavan-Delavan Lake Chamber of Commerce at 262-728-5095 or 1-800-642-0052; www.delavanwi.org . For more information on downtown Delavan activities, please call Lorie at 262-728-8670 or visit the Downtown Business Association’s website at www.discoverdelavan.com. For information of the Concerts in the Phoenix Park Band Shell, visit www.phoenixbandshell.com . Discover Downtown summer this summer!

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Downtown Business Association Press Release
Saturday May 19, 2012
CONTACT: Lorie Wuttke at Remember When, 262-728-8670

Discover Downtown Delavan This Summer!
“Picnic in the Park”
“Picnic in the Park” this summer, as the Delavan Downtown Business Association will host their Fourth Annual Summer Public Art Promotion…this year DDHS students and local artists have decorated 17 picnic baskets, which will be displayed and for sale throughout the summer in downtown Delavan. The picnic baskets are filled with goodies, including wine, gift cards, wine glasses, and more.

Proceeds from the sale of the picnic baskets will go to DDHS Art Club and beautifying downtown Delavan. All of the picnic baskets were unveiled and displayed during Delavan’s Downtown Business Association’s Wine & Cheese Event in May and they were a hit! The Picnic Baskets are out for sale in stores now….four have already sold, so be sure to walk around and look at all the creative and functional pieces soon! Photos of all of the baskets are on Delavan Downtown Business Association’s Facebook page, and on their website- discoverdelavan.com. The DBA has a lot of people to thank for this year’s “Picnic in the Park”. Thank you to everyone who donated baskets! Without picnic baskets, this project could not have happened! Thank you to Pac Ratz who donated the majority of the picnic baskets. Thank you also to Bradley’s Department Store, Remember When and other Delavanites for their basket donation. Thank you to the Delavan Ace Hardware and to The Creative Shops for providing stipends to the artists. Thank you to everyone who donated items for the baskets, including Stinebrinks Piggly Wiggly, Sorgs Quality Meat & Sausages, Delavan’s Downtown Deli, Staller Estate Winery, Apple Barn Orchard & Winery, Brick Street Market, Remember When’s Perfect Cup, and the Downtown Business Association. Thank you to the artists for giving their time to paint and decorate the baskets, and thank you to the businesses who display and sell the baskets! It is truly a team effort, and we have some wonderful picnic baskets due to this team effort! Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page or our website to see these wonderful and creative baskets . . . discoverdelavan.com!
Coming Events…
Don’t forget to stop by Tower Park for Delavan’s Fresh Market every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. this summer. Here you can pick up fresh locally grown produce and buy artwork from local artisans throughout the summer. In June Delavan is hosting “A Celebration of Freedom” Wednesday June 13- Sunday June 17. The Town of Delavan Friends of the Park, Town of Delavan, City of Delavan, and city organizations are working together to present this event June 13-17 at Community Park. The centerpiece is the indoor tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of our country. It includes a scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans’ Wall, tributes to each of the other wars, tributes to firefighters and police service, as well as to those who lost their lives on 9/11. Check out celebrationoffreedom.mylocalareaevents.com for more information. In July you can enjoy Delavan’s annual Fourth of July Parade which is on Wednesday July 4th at 3 p.m. The Taste of Delavan is scheduled for Sunday July 22nd at the Phoenix Park Band Shell. August will feature Delavan Daze, which will be Friday August 10th & Saturday August 11th. Watch for more information about this relatively new event. The Downtown Business Association is planning a Birthday Party to celebrate Bradley’s 160th Anniversary. There will be a Chalk Walk, a Car Show, Music, Flea Market, Auction and more. Stop by for some cake & goodies to celebration Bradley’s 160th Anniversary.

Delavan’s 12th Annual Scarecrow Fest will be Saturday September 15th…be sure to mark your calendar for the fun-filled event! The community is encouraged to make a scarecrow and enter it in downtown Delavan’s contest; the scarecrows are displayed on the light poles for all to see. Be sure to take a walk throughout the downtown to see all the scarecrows! The event includes music, a flea market, Duck Raffle, & so much more! Hope to see you there.

“We invite you to visit downtown Delavan. Our quaint downtown has restaurants, specialty shops, antiques shops and so much more! This spring and summer, Discover Downtown Delavan for yourself; you’ll be amazed!” Call Delavan’s Downtown Business Association at 262 728-8670, or visit their website at www.discoverdelavan.com; or the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber at 1-800-624-0052, or visit their website at www.delavanwi.org.

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Downtown Business Association Press Release
Saturday April 14, 2012
CONTACT: Lorie Wuttke at Remember When, 262-728-8670

Discover Downtown Delavan This Spring and Throughout the Summer!
Downtown Delavan presents their Third Annual Discover Downtown Delavan Wine & Cheese on Thursday, May 3rd, which will feature a DDHS Student Art Show, the unveiling of Delavan’s Summer Art Promotion, raffles, live music by DDHS students, wine, cheese, and more. Downtown Delavan invites you to “Picnic in the Park” this summer, as they will host their Fourth Annual Summer Public Art Show…this year DDHS students and local artist are decorating picnic baskets, which will be displayed and for sale throughout the summer in downtown Delavan. The picnic baskets will be filled with goodies, including wine, gift cards, wine glasses, and more. Anyone wanting more information on the Wine & Cheese or the “Picnic in the Park” Summer Public Art Promotion please contact Lorie at Remember When (262-728-8670). Watch for details at www.discoverdelavan.com

The “Discover Downtown Delavan” Wine & Cheese is Thursday, May 3rd from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be held at the Historic Jackson Apartments Building. The event will feature an Art Show of all mediums by Delavan-Darien High School Art Students, and of course the picnic baskets will be unveiled. You’ll be able to try different wines and cheeses, enjoy live music & raffles, and learn about downtown Delavan businesses. Advance Tickets are $10/person; tickets at the door are $15/person. Proceeds from the event support DDHS & beautifying downtown Delavan. Tickets are available at Remember When (728-8670), Brick Street Market (740-1880), Bradley’s Department Store, Gill Family Chiropractic (725-6855) and other downtown Delavan businesses.

Don’t forget to stop by Tower Park for Delavan’s Fresh Market every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. this summer. Here you can pick up fresh locally grown produce throughout the summer, beginning late May/early June. In June Delavan is having “A Celebration of Freedom” Wednesday June 13- Sunday June 17. The Town of Delavan Friends of the Park, Town of Delavan, City of Delavan, and city organizations are working together to present this event June 13-17 at Community Park. The centerpiece is the indoor tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of our country. It includes a scaled replica of the Vietnam Veterans’ Wall, tributes to each of the other wars, tributes to firefighters and police service, as well as to those who lost their lives on 9/11. Check out celebrationoffreedom.mylocalareaevents.com for more information. In July you can enjoy Delavan’s annual Fourth of July Parade which is on Wednesday July 4th at 3 p.m. The Taste of Delavan is scheduled for Sunday July 22nd at the Phoenix Park Band Shell. August will feature Delavan Daze, which will be Friday August 10th & Saturday August 11th. Watch for more information about this relatively new event. The Downtown Business Association is planning a Birthday Party to celebrate Bradley’s 160th Anniversary. There will be a Chalk Walk, a Car Show, Music, Flea Market, Auction and more. Stop by for some cake & goodies to celebration Bradley’s 160th Anniversary.

Delavan’s 12th Annual Scarecrow Fest will be Saturday September 15th…be sure to mark your calendar for the fun-filled event! The community is encouraged to make a scarecrow and enter it in downtown Delavan’s contest; the scarecrows are displayed on the light poles for all to see. Be sure to take a walk throughout the downtown to see all the scarecrows! The event includes music, a flea market, Duck Raffle, & so much more! Hope to see you there.

“We invite you to visit downtown Delavan. Our quaint downtown has restaurants, specialty shops, antiques shops and so much more! This spring and summer, Discover Downtown Delavan for yourself; you’ll be amazed!” Call Delavan’s Downtown Business Association at 262 728-8670, or visit their website at www.discoverdelavan.com; or the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber at 1-800-624-0052, or visit their website at www.delavanwi.org.

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Downtown Business Association Press Release
Saturday January 14, 2012
CONTACT: Lorie Wuttke at Remember When, 262-728-8670

Call For Recipes!

The Delavan Downtown Business Association is

Gathering Recipes for Creating A 2012 Delavan Cookbook!

Delavan’s Downtown Business Association needs you to submit your best recipes for the Delavan Cookbook they are creating. Please follow the below guidelines when submitting your recipe(s).

1. Please type your recipe. This will help avoid errors!
2. Type only one recipe per sheet of paper.
3. Do not continue recipes on the back of the paper. If the recipe is long, continue it onto another sheet of paper and staple.
4. List all ingredients in the order of use in both the ingredients list and in the directions.
5. Abbreviate measurements in the ingredients list using the Standard Abbreviation,
which we have included below:
pt.= pint
qt.= quart
pkg.= package
env.= envelope
c.= cup
tsp.= teaspoon
T.= Tablespoon
oz.= ounces
lb.= pounds
gal.= gallons
doz.= dozen
sm.= small
med.= medium
lg.= large

6. Include container sizes (e.g., 16-oz. can).
7. Type directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
8. Use names of ingredients in direction (e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.” DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients”).
9. Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.
10. Include the recipe Category. Which category does your recipe fall into?
Appetizers & Beverages
Soups & Salads
Vegetables & Side Dishes
Main Dishes
Bread & Rolls
Desserts
Cookies & Candy
This & That
11. Please be sure to include your name, so we know who submitted the recipe. If you own or operate a Delavan business, please include the business name and your title. If you are a city official, please include your title. We want this to be a truly Delavan Cookbook!
12. Please include, which Holiday(s) you use the recipe for.
13. Please be sure to include the recipe title.
14. Please check your spelling!
For your convenience we have included a basic model of how the recipe should be formatted, and have an example of an actual formatted recipe:

Recipe Category:
Contributor’s Name:
(Delavan Business Owner or City Official, please include title and business)
Holiday Used:

Recipe Title:
Ingredients: (typed in two columns, using correct abbreviations)
Ingredient a Ingredient e
Ingredient b Ingredient f
Ingredient c Ingredient g
Ingredient d
Directions in paragraph form.
Example of actual recipe:

Category: Cookies & Candy
Submitted by: Joanne Smith
Holiday: Used at Easter
LADY AIMES TOFFEE
1/2 c. Sugar 2 T. Butter (or margarine)
1/4 c. Brown Sugar 1 tsp. Any Flavoring
3/8 c. Corn Syrup 1/2 c. Chopped Raisins
3/8 c. Evaporated Milk 1/2 c. Chopped Nuts
Few Grains Salt 1/2 Cup Coconut

Combine sugar, brown sugar, syrup, evaporated milk and salt.
Over medium heat and while constantly stirring, bring to boil;
Continue to boil to hard ball stage (265 degrees – 270 degrees).
Remove from heat; quickly add butter, flavoring, raisins, nuts,
and coconut while stirring to mix thoroughly. Pour into
well-buttered 8”x10” pan. Allow to cool and cut into long narrow bars.

Please drop off your recipes to Remember When, located at 313 E. Walworth Ave., or to Lubick Gallery, located at 117 S. Third Street. If you have any questions, please contact Lorie at 728-8670 or Jill at 740-1996. Thank you in advance for your help. We want to collect approximately 400 recipes by Tuesday February 28…so hurry and submit your recipe (s) right away!

The Downtown Business Association is creating this Delavan Holiday Cookbook as a fundraiser. The DBA is a nonprofit organization that pays for the American Flags that fly downtown May through November, sponsors the Delavan Fresh Market, Scarecrow Fest & Delavan Daze, provides free carriage rides during the Holiday Season, and provides other free downtown activities and beautification projects. We need your help to make this project successful!

We will only print a limited quantity of cookbooks to be released in October. After we have compiled the recipes and designed the cookbook, we will pre-sell the cookbook at a lower price. We will pre-sell the cookbook this spring. Thank you in advance for your support. Please check out our website at www.discoverdelavan.com for details on the cookbook and other Downtown Delavan activities.

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Downtown Business Association Press Release
Tuesday November 9 , 2011
CONTACT: Lorie Wuttke at Remember When, 262-728-8670
Photos of all the entries are in the photo album,
and the winning entry is pictured on the main page.

Christmas Card Art Contest Winner Announced!
And the winner of the First Annual Delavan Christmas Card Art Contest is Denise Murphy of Delavan. Her painting, “Wreath of Joy” is being made into a Delavan Christmas card that will be available November 14 approximately. Christmas cards will be $1.95 each or 6 cards for $10. Christmas cards will be available to purchase at Remember When, Lubick Gallery, and other downtown businesses. For more information on the contest or Christmas card, contact Lorie at Remember When (728-8670).

There were five entries in our First Annual Christmas Card Art Contest. Pictures of all the entries will be on Delavan’s Downtown Business Association’s website shortly. Thank you to the artists who participated in our first annual Christmas Card contest. We hope you, and more artists will enter the contest next year. www.discoverdelavan.com is the Downtown Business Association’s website; be sure to check the site to learn about downtown Delavan activities throughout the year.

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Downtown Business Association Press Release
Monday October 24, 2011
CONTACT: Lorie Wuttke at Remember When, 262-728-8670

Delavan to Host 7th Annual Downtown Holiday Walk
This holiday season historic downtown Delavan will be hosting a variety of holiday specials and events to make your holiday shopping easier, more exciting, and fun. The merchants in Delavan suggest that, “The deals are better closer to home! You’ll like what you find. You’ll love the service and you can’t beat the prices. We invite you to save time, save gas and save money…by shopping downtown Delavan. Discover downtown Delavan…we’re surprisingly different!”

Delavan is a vibrant historic downtown shopping district, home to antique & specialty shops and an array of restaurants. Delavan’s beautiful brick street and small town charm will surely add a special touch to your holiday shopping experience this season. This year the 7th Annual Downtown Delavan Holiday Walk is Thursday, November 10th through Sunday, November 13th. During these four days and much of the holiday season, participating businesses will have special sales and promotions; many will be offering refreshments and free gift wrapping as well. You will want to check each shop out to see all that they have to offer. During the Holiday Walk, some retailers will have a pick a snowflake promotion, where, you will pick a snowflake out of a bowl to find out what percentage you will get off of your purchase…some retailers will even have a 50% off snowflakes in their bowl, so be sure to shop downtown Delavan during their Holiday Walk.
This year the Downtown Business Association has added something new to the Holiday Walk. The Grinch will be downtown on Saturday November 12th. You can have Breakfast with the Grinch at Adam’s Family Memories (323 E. Walworth Ave.) from 9am – 11am. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under, and children under 2 are free. Tickets may be purchased at Gill Family Chiropractic, Brick Street Market, Bradley’s Department Store, and Remember When. You can have a professional photo taken with the Grinch at Adam’s Family Memories from 9am – 1pm. At 1pm everyone is invited to a free screening of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch at the River of Life Church (405 E. Walworth; the former movie theatre). The free movie & free popcorn are compliments of the Downtown Business Association & the River of Life Church. Donations for the Delavan food pantry will be accepted and greatly appreciated! From 9am – 4pm, kids can do free crafts at Gill Family Chiropractic (104 E. Walworth Ave.).
And of course, we invite you to shop downtown Delavan during the Holiday Walk, Christmas Open House, and the entire Holiday Season! Some of the downtown merchants include: Remember When will have a free gift with purchase and sales on their unbelievable selection of gifts, great Holiday decor, and unique housewares, including fabulous linens, dishes and decorations; used books and things bookish abound at Bibliomaniacs; Bradley’s will be offering fabulous sales on their merchandise and free gift wrapping; Brick Street Market is offering 15% off any three wine, beer, cheese or meat purchases, the month of November; check the Delavan Gold & Diamond Exchange for a variety of nice gifts; Hair Techniques will take care of your holiday hair needs; at Lubick Gallery you will find an array of stunning gifts; Lauren’s Art & Antique Centre is perfect for the antique lover on your shopping list; Scene II will have fabulous sales on her large used clothing selection; and Pac Ratz will be offering Monday Madness at 50% off for the month of November. Don’t forget to check out our other stores for that someone special on your list, including Lucky Finds Resale Shoppe, Circle of Friends, Jan’s Hallmark, and more.

“The Downtown Business Association invites you to their Holiday Walk and their Christmas Open House on Saturday November 26th…stop by downtown Delavan to find out what we have to offer!” Other Holiday activities will include: the Tree Lighting Ceremony, Christmas Open House, Visit with Santa, Extended Store Hours, Christmas Carolers and more promotions by individual stores. Historic Delavan is a wonderful place to visit anytime. For more information on all that Delavan has to offer please call Delavan’s Downtown Business Association at 262-728-8670, or visit their website at www.discoverdelavan.com; or the Delavan-Delavan Lake Area Chamber at 1-800-624-0052, or visit their website at www.delavanwi.org.
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Downtown Business Association Press Release
Monday October 24, 2011
CONTACT: Lorie Wuttke at Remember When, 262-728-8670

Picnic Baskets for Summer Public Art Display in Delavan Needed!
The Downtown Business Association is looking for picnic baskets in excellent condition with wooden covers for our 2012 Summer Public Art Display in downtown Delavan. If you have a picnic basket you’d like to donate for our artists to paint, please contact Lorie at Remember When (728-8670), Laura at Brick Street Market (740-1880), or email info@discoverdelavan.com.