Delafield Participates in Travel Wisconsin Mitten Collection Campaign

Public encouraged to stop in the Delafield Public Library and donate mittens for charity

DELAFIELD, Wis. (December 14, 2011) – In light of all the buzz surrounding the image of a Wisconsin-shaped mitten on TravelWisconsin.com and its social media sites, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Delafield Tourism Council, and Delafield Public Library would like to invite the public to visit the Delafield Public Library during business hours between today and Jan. 15 to donate new or gently used mittens. The mittens will then be donated to local charities.

“There has been a lot of national excitement surrounding the debate over whether Wisconsin or Michigan looks more like a mitten,” Governor Scott Walker said. “Our Pure Michigan friends have agreed to join us in taking all of this attention and turning it into something positive. We encourage everyone in both states to ‘shake hands’ and donate mittens to help make this winter a bit warmer for those in need.”

Participating Delafield mitten drop off site:

Delafield Public Library
Address: 500 Genesee Street, Delafield, WI 53018
Phone: 262-646-6230
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9:30am-8pm; Friday 9:30am-5pm; Saturday 9:30-3pm (Starting January 2nd 9:30-4pm); Sunday 1pm-4pm

Closed Dec. 24th-26th and Sunday, Jan. 1st

“Our tourism partners around the state are very excited to jump in and lend a hand in this initiative,” said Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. “We encourage all of our passionate residents to donate new or gently used mittens for this good cause at participating locations throughout the state.”

For more detailed information on the collection campaign, please visit TravelWisconsin.com.

 

Close to it all. Far from expected.

Delafield, Wisconsin is a unique destination – located just 35 miles west of Milwaukee, 60 minutes east of Madison, and 90 minutes north of Chicago. Set amid “Lake Country,” an aptly named area of pristine lakes and rolling terrain, Delafield is home to some of the most picturesque cross-country skiing trails and ice fishing. 

The evening candlelit windows in Delafield warmly welcome visitors to stay. Choose from a variety of accommodations such as the luxurious and upscale Delafield Hotel, national favorites like the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and La Quinta Inn & Suites, and the locally-owned Country Pride Inn.

To plan your wintertime visit to Delafield, go to VisitDelafield.org or call 888-294-1082.

 

Media Contacts:

Danielle Johnson, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Phone: 608-266-0458
Cell: 920-621-3509
Email: djohnson@TravelWisconsin.com

Lisa Marshall, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Phone: 608-267-3773
Cell: 608-445-0267
Email: lmarshall@TravelWisconsin.com


News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Luke Kloberdanz, IATA staff (800-227-0046, luke@iceagetrail.org)

The City of Delafield becomes an Ice Age Trail Community

Delafield, WI — When complete, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail will cross approximately 132 communities in 31 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Along the way, the Trail takes users to some of the best glacial features in the world, provides opportunities for personal rejuvenation, is an outdoor classroom, and is an economic resource for communities. These assets make the Ice Age Trail a welcome addition to many communities ranging from small roadside stops to bustling metropolises.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance has established the Ice Age Trail Community program, designed to help communities leverage the Trail as an economic and social engine, while promoting the Ice Age National Scenic Trail to community members and visitors alike. Commitment to this program represents an agreement to cross promote one another, building healthy and vibrant communities.

The City of Delafield is the most recent addition to the Ice Age Trail Community roster. Tucked in the heart of the Kettle Moraine, Delafield is rich with outdoor beauty and year-round recreational activities. It offers casual and award-winning dining, lodging, specialty shopping and unique historic sites. Delafield is full of friendly faces and stays true to its small town ideals.

To celebrate this designation the Alliance and City of Delafield plan to host a National Trails Day event on June 3rd, 2017. Details to follow.

The Ice Age Trail, one of only eleven National Scenic Trails, is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting Wisconsin's world-renowned Ice Age heritage and natural resources.

The Ice Age Trail Alliance is a non-profit volunteer- and member-based organization established in 1958 that works to create, support and protect the Ice Age Trail. Visit www.iceagetrail.org for hiking information and volunteer opportunities.

Delafield is a vibrant city, nestled in-between Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, and is set among the tranquil waters and rolling hills of Waukesha County’s “Lake Country." For more information, please call the Delafield Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Council at 1-888-294-1082 or visit www.visitdelafield.orgAlso find us on Twitter (@visitdelafield) and Facebook (facebook.com/visitdelafield).

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