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CCA gives back with free community events

The Cadott Community Association (CCA) is giving back to the community, with a number of events through July and August. The activities happening during the free events will maintain distancing and take place outdoors.

Brittany Niznik, CCA media coordinator, says exercising seems like a good, and safe, community event to offer.

There will be a weekly community workout, held at the Cadott track, on Tuesdays, from 6-7 p.m., from July 7 to Aug. 25.

Shannon Seyforth, owner of Mad Shannon’s Phit Shed, will lead the classes, which are open to all fitness levels. It is recommended only those age 13 or over attend. Anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present. Anyone attending should wear comfortable athletic clothing and tennis shoes, and bring water bottles.

Those looking for a less intense exercise experience may enjoy community yoga, which will be held in East Riverview Park, near the Lions pavilion.

“We thought yoga would be a good benefit to the community, as well,” said Niznik.

The yoga classes, also open to all fitness levels, will be led by Haley Lynne, on Thursdays, from July 9 to Aug. 27, from 6-7 p.m. Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to participate.

Participants should wear comfortable athletic wear, and bring water and a yoga mat.

“You won’t necessarily need a yoga mat if you don’t have one,” said Niznik. “Towels, anything, will work.”

Niznik says the community workout and yoga are both “at your own level,” so someone at a beginner level can do the same thing as someone at an intermediate level, though it may look different for each person.

“We really look forward to seeing all varieties and types come to these events,” said Niznik.

The CCA will also bring BINGO back, with a twist. The event will be held Monday, July 13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., on the hill of East Riverview park, near the Lions pavilion.

There will be paint to delineate space for each family.

“So families know that this is their area and that they should kind of stay in that area,” said Niznik.

Attendees should bring blankets or chairs to sit on; something to write on, such as a book, clipboard or tablet; and something to write with. No concessions will be available, but participants are welcome to bring their own food or drinks. Bug spray is also recommended.

Niznik says each participant will get a pack of BINGO sheets for each round.

“Meat packages will be our prizes,” said Niznik.

Chippewa Valley Energy and the Cadott FFA will also team with the CCA for a Dairy to Go event, Thursday, July 23, from 5-6:30 p.m., or while supplies last. The drive-thru style event will take place in the high school parking lot, near St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Niznik says Chippewa Valley Energy was also looking for a way to give back to the community, especially during times that are financially challenging for many families.

“We wanted to do it during June Dairy Month, but we couldn’t get everything figured out in time,” said Niznik.

Each car will be given a gallon of milk, a pound of butter and a pound of cheese. The organizers have a goal to serve 150 families during the to-go event. Numerous other local businesses are also donating to make the event possible.

Those who have spent their time at home beautifying their outdoor spaces are invited to join a monthly virtual contest. In order to enter, participants must have a Cadott address and the winner will be chosen by a panel of blind judges. The theme for July is best flower bed or flower pot, August is best landscaping/hardscaping, September is best lawn, and October is best (non-Halloween) fall decorations.

“This is another idea that we have kicked around for years, but in the summer, Nabor Days kind of takes up most of our time,” said Niznik. “Since that is canceled, we thought it would be a great time to get the ball rolling.”

She says the competition may appeal to people who are normally not interested in CCA events, but take pride in their yard.

“We thought it’d be a great idea to spotlight those things,” said Niznik.

Winners will receive $50 cash, a gift basket and a yard sign proclaiming their yard the best to display.

Those interested in entering the contests can enter through Facebook, with information on how to enter and deadlines for entry available on the event Facebook page.

Niznik says weather cancellations for the events will be posted on the CCA Facebook page.

“We’re just really trying to figure out how to give back, because the businesses and the community members have been such a great support,” said Niznik.