NEIGHBORS’ DAY postponed to April 28 due to weather conditions.
April 6, 2018 – Jed Hammell, new owner/operator of Staggemeyer Stave Co., talked about the business. They saw staves for wine and whiskey barrels from white oak. They have 25 employees, many of them have been there for a long time. Alot of the staves go to Kentucky to Jack Daniels. They export wine barrels to Hungary, Spain and Australia. Bark is sold for mulch, chips go to paper mills in Wisconsin, and sawdust is sold to farmers in the area and is used to heat their shop, too. Staves age about 3 years at the mill for wine barrels.
Bruce Bulman was presented with a Paul Harris pin (four stones) by President Tom Danielson
April 13, 2018 – Luann Hammell, who with her daughter, opened the Touch of Whimsey business in Caledonia. Luann has long been a collector of dolls and old toys. Many items are for sale at the shop. Also, they offer a service to assist local people in selling things on eBay. They are open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 1 to 6 p.m. They use Facebook to promote the business.