Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17, 2012

Hello Roseville!

I am trying to blog as often as possible, but with all of this continued storm clean-up it is difficult to get on-line as often as I would like.

It's time to remind you about the big Oktoberfest celebration coming up on the second weekend out at the Roseville Resort Lodge!

Grace Lutheran Church will be hosting the event and will be sponsoring Bobby Joe's Big Brat Band on Saturday afternoon! You all remember Bobby Joe. Just in case you don't, he graduated from Roseville High School and went to UW Madison to pursue his dream of teaching high school music. He started down at Disney World working during the summers and was "discovered" by a talent scout last year. Since graduating from college, he has been all over the world touring with big bands and having the time of his life! Since is the pastor's son, the congregation got a deal for our celebration which was very nice! We're all looking forward to hearing him play "professionally" back home in Roseville. It will be the first time his folks have seen him since he left to go on tour, so we can all celebrate together!

As you know, we're still in need of some volunteers to get this weekend off the ground. I understand you probably feel like you've done nothing but give your time to the community lately, but if you could spare an hour or two to work a food tent or help with parking, set-up or clean-up we'd really appreciate it. Just give my son Mark Bauer a jingle out at the Lodge or stop by the quilt shop and we'll get you all signed up. We have free t-shirts for all who work the event and we'll have a special orientation next weekend complete with a free cook-out out at the Lodge, so come join the fun!

We're also in need of some pies for the church ladies tent. You know how people come from all around for our pies, so start baking and freezing now! Sam's orchard is full of apples and his pumpkins are ready for the picking, so now is the time to get started!

Well, speaking of getting started it's time to head down to the quilt shop-

Rhonda Bauer
Friends Squared Quilts
Roseville, WI

P.S.  The editor of the Roseville Times has asked me to announce that he is leaving on a two week trip to Finland on Thursday. If you have any issues with your ads or paper delivery, you're going to have to wait till he returns and resolve the problem.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Update! Sept 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

Hello Roseville!

I know it's been some time since I have blogged. We have all had a time here with our Internet lately due to that terrible "derecho" that swooped through our little town last month! In the "old days" we used to just call that a "wind storm" but not any longer. It has a real weather name "derecho" now. Whatever, it certainly was quite the night and I hope that Roseville doesn't experience anything quite so terrifying for some time to come!

As many of you already know, we had to close the quilt store for several weeks due to the damage to the windows and inventory inside. The storm took out not only our front windows and display, but also much of our fabrics and furniture. The office was left untouched, so that was certainly a blessing! It made it easier to contact our vendors and let them know what happened. Would you believe that several have offered to replace our inventory at half the wholesale cost? That is unheard of these days in business. I cannot thank them enough for their generosity.

The tower over at WRSE continues to be rebuilt. It was difficult to get all the damage cleaned up after it fell onto a nearby farm and silo. Thank goodness that the Strum family was in Minnesota visiting relatives and nobody was home the time of the storm! We're continuing to take donations for household goods for them over at Karen's Kandy Kitchen. She has dedicated the whole front alcove to the cause, so look for the boxes and be generous with both food and clothing. With five kids, that's a lot of clothes that they need for the upcoming school year!

Speaking of school year, I have been asked to announce that it looks like we'll be starting the new year at the beginning of October. They still have crews cleaning up out there and many windows need replacing from storm damage. We ask that if possible you continue to come out to help clean up whenever you can spare a few hours. Mayor Noonan would like to thank all of the volunteers who have spent your weekends helping out. Our goal is to open the doors for class the first Monday in October. With your continued support, we know that we'll meet that goal! We can do it, Roseville!

Well, it's time to get back to work here at the quilt shop. Stop in for a cup of coffee and a chat during the day-let us know how you are getting along-we're hoping to be open soon once again!

Rhonda Bauer
Friends Squared Quilts
Roseville, Wisconsin