The Auxiliary to the Town of Sherman Volunteer Fire Department is better known as 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.
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. The meeting dates for 2021 are: May 3, June 7. July 5 and August 2.
Lifetime membership dues are $1.00.
The Resale shop - The shop is open from Memorial Day weekend Sunday through Labor Day weekend. Hours are 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. every Wednesday and Sunday. Donations of household goods, books, toys, clothing, etc. are accepted and sold at reasonable prices.
Annual Firemen’s Corn Roast
Anyone in the community is welcome to join this worthwhile organization.
President - Sue Hagen
Vice President – Nancy Heimburger
Secretary – Sue Gantner
Treasurer – Rosalie Poupart
Resale Shop – Jann Clark
Springstead Schoolhouse Quilters
We are meeting every Thursday morning. The first Thursday of the month is from 9:00 to 3:00 and the remaining Thursdays in the month are from 9:00 to 12:00
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 715-476-2113 Monday through Tuesday mornings or 1-800-950-8744 (24 hours in advance)
TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) is a weight loss group that focuses on members to help them lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. We also learn more healthy eating habits and how to maintain a healthy weight. It is not expensive to join TOPS. A new member pays a fee of just $43.00, and that membership fee includes educational materials and a magazine that provides inspirational stories of member’s weight losses, healthy recipes and helpful articles on healthy eating and living habits. There are usually no other fees collected. We meet weekly at the Town of Sherman town hall on Tuesday mornings. Weigh in starts at 7:15am and the short meeting starts at 7:40am. After the short business meeting we take turns providing short programs focusing on good health.
If you are looking at trying to lose some weight or maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle, this is the group for you. We are a support system for other members. We celebrate each member’s weight loss and encourage them if they are having a hard time losing weight.
New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. Come to a meeting and see if this is the group for you. You can attend a meeting free of charge to see if TOPS is for you.
For more information on TOPS in Springstead, contact the leader, Mary Kusiak at 715-583-4410.
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.
Joyce Patzer: (715) 583-2274