State Senator Van Wanggaard's eNewsletter 2018
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Happy Thanksgiving!


Wisconsin's Economy is Strong

One of the things to be thankful this year is the record low unemployment.  For the 9th straight month, Wisconsin's unemployment is at or below 3%!

2018 Wisconsin State Capitol Ornament


Since 2004, the Wisconsin Historical Foundation releases an annual Capitol ornament.  The proceeds of the ornaments support the restoration projects around the building.  To date, more than $70,000 has been raised. 

This year the ornament features the USS Wisconsin Badger.  The original badger was mounted on the first USS Wisconsin battleship in 1901.  The badger is cast with bronze salvaged from Spanish cannons captured in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.  It is hollow, weighs 1200 pounds and sits outside the Governor's office. The statue is often rubbed on the nose for good luck!  

Ornaments are $20 and can be purchased online at: Click

8th Annual "Big Bundle Up"

Donate new or gently used winter gear

For the eighth year, “The Big Bundle Up” campaign is collecting new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other warm winter gear for those in need. Since 2011, Wisconsin residents, travelers, and businesses contributed more than 134,441 winter items, which have been donated to charities across the state.

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers, tourist information centers, businesses and offices across the state are serving as drop off sites today through January 2, 2019.

Clothing items may be dropped off at the Real Racine Visitor Center, 14015 Washington Ave. (Hwy. 20), Yorkville, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  Winter wear collected in Racine County will be donated to local charities.

A complete list of drop off locations is available online here.  
Issue 113
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
I was proudly named Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin Legislator of the Year.

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21st Senate District 

Wisconsin State Capitol 
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
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Local Events

Burlington Turkey Trot
November 22nd
Burlington High School

Union Grove Christmas Tree Lighting
November 29th
Village Square

Jingle All the Way Parade
December 7th
Downtown Burlington

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