SPARKS MEETING DATES FOR 2019 - 5/6, 6/3, 7/1, 8/5
The Women’s Auxiliary to the Town of Sherman Volunteer Fire Department is better known as the Sparks and is a working organization. The sole purpose of this organization is to raise funds which are donated annually to the Volunteer Fire Department to be used for training or to purchase equipment. The fire fighters can also count on this group for food and beverages when they are fighting a fire for any length of time.
Fundraisers - Annual Firemen’s Corn Roast - The Resale shop - The shop is open from Memorial Day weekend Sunday through Labor Day weekend Sunday.Hours are noon to 4:00 P.M. every Wednesday and Sunday; also during the Bake Sale (July 6t0) and the Corn Roast (Aug. 12th). Donations of household goods, books, toys, clothing, etc. are accepted and sold at reasonable prices. Contact any of the officers listed above with any questions.
Sparks meetings take place at the Town Hall at 7:00 P.M. on the first Monday of the month, beginning every May and ending with the August meeting.
Lifetime membership dues are $1.00.
Every woman in the community is welcome to join this worthwhile organization.If you have any questions or comments, call one of the officers.
The Sparks Resale Shop is now open every Wednesday & Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Springstead Schoolhouse Quilters
Meet every Thursday morning from 9:00 to noon, except on the 1st Thursday of the month, when they meet from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The group usually works on their own projects assisting each other in improving quilting skills.
Over the years, our community projects have included: A full-size "Spider Web Strip Quilt" for the Historical Heritage House on Stone Lake, baby quilts for the Fambeau Hospital in Park Falls, quilts for the Iron County Human Services WICK program, First Responder silent auction items, and raffle quilts for the Springstead Fire Department. The lucky winner of the FD raffle quilt is selected at the Department's annual corn roast. All proceeds are donated to the fire department.
To improve our quilting skills, most of us have attended various weekend workshops, once or twice a year. Some of these are: Quilting Adventure - Iron River, Wisconsin; Fox River Valley Technical College - Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and Cow Country Fabrics, Dorchester, Wisconsin. Members also attend various classes at quilt shops in Ironwood and Rhinelander.We have also had the opportunity to attend special workshops held in Manitowish Waters at their Community Center.
New members are always welcome. We not only have quilting members, but also some bring their knitting, cross stitch, crocheting, doll making, and other hand work projects. The coffeepot is always on!
Senior Meals (Aging Unit of Iron County)
Senior Meals are served at 11:30 every Wednesday at the Sherman Town Hall.
Reservations can be made by calling 476-2113 Monday through Tuesday mornings or 1-800-950-8744 (24 hours in advance)
The Springstead Chapter of TOPS
Wisconsin #1478 meets every Tuesday at the Springstead Town Hall. Meetings run from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Weekly dues are just $1.00. Further information can be obtained by calling Joyce Patzer, Chapter Leader, at 583-2274.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is an international non-profit weight-loss support group. As such, TOPS provides members with information, motivation, and fellowship in attaining and maintaining their physician-prescribed weight goals.
SPRINGSTEAD WOMEN’S CLUB
Women’s Club is a social organization that just enjoys getting together during the months of October through March. A committee of two plans meetings for a two-year period. Activities have included luncheons, card games, speakers, craft sessions, sweetheart dinners, cookie exchanges and Christmas pot luck parties. The ladies have also assisted with wrapping Christmas gifts for nursing home residents, collecting food for the local food pantry, and caroling and delivering gift baskets to local shut-in residents.
A funeral luncheon service is provided by this group. Any family who has lost a loved one may request this service; provided the deceased was a Springstead resident.
New members are always welcome. Contact committee members for more details.
Eileen Gottwald: (715) 583-4461
Joyce Patzer: (715) 583-2274