Envision Jefferson County bursting with unexpected color as Tomorrow’s Hope, area Art Alliances and community organizations along with volunteer artisans yarn bomb their communities. Beginning in mid-July, trees lining Main Streets or other strategic locations will be decorated with lively knitted and crocheted wraps. Knitters or sponsors need to adopt their tree in advance.
Cost per tree is $100.
We plan to yarn bomb our communities on July 13, 2016, and the project will coincide with Hope Fest, July 15-16, 2016. Organizers hope to keep the tree installations up through October 10.
We are looking for donations of bright-colored yarn for the project – the brighter and more colorful, the better!
Sound like fun?
How to Participate:
- Read the Yarn Extravaganza rules by clicking here.
- Click on your community page below.
- Select the tree for which you would like to create your knitted/crocheted design.
- Submit your sponsorship payment of $100 online OR
- Print and complete a sponsorship form and drop it off with your payment at your respective community location:
c/o Michelle Smith
147 Rockwell Avenue
Jefferson, WI 53549
Rainbow Hospice Care Inpatient Center
c/o Chuck Frandson
1225 Remmel Drive
Johnson Creek, WI 53094
c/o Kay Wipperfurth
611 E Sherman Avenue
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
Watertown Regional Medical Center
c/o Ashley Nelson
125 Hospital Drive
Watertown, WI 53094
Checks can be made payable to Tomorrow’s Hope.
Questions? Call 920-674-8967, firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by Tomorrow’s Hope, 147 W Rockwell Street, Jefferson, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hope Fest would not be possible without the support of all our sponsors.
Join us for Hope Fest 2016 coming July 15th and 16th at Jefferson County Fair Park!
We are excited to announce the 2016 Hope Fest t-shirt!
Take a look at our full event schedule and join us in celebration of support of our community!
- Entertainment Schedule
- Yarn Extravaganza 2016
- The Walk
- Teams – Register or Join Your Team
- Candles of Hope
- Ride With a Buddy
- Night Light Bicycle Ride
- Dirty Fit
- Kid’s Fit
But that’s not all! Teams will be welcome to participate in some more fun activities to get your creativity flowing! Check out our activity flyers and let’s have some fun!
Hope Fest is a celebration of life, family and friends. It’s a time for us to find healing and strength as we share our journey with each other. We invite you to join us as an individual or as a team of family members, co-workers or friends. Together we raise money to support local healthcare recipients to help those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other life-limiting illnesses.
Hope Fest is a special time and place for us, as a community, to gather, talk, walk and reflect. Our track is lined with Candles of Hope luminaries that celebrate and honor the lives of our loved ones. Handwritten messages adorn each lantern-bag. Heartfelt words and pictures from mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, grandchildren and friends remind us of why are here. These messages make us aware of how lucky we are to have, and have had, these incredible people touch our lives.
Raise More….Win More!
The Walk is the core event of the entire Hope Fest weekend. This event is all about YOU! The event raises money for Tomorrow’s Hope and brings people together to celebrate others.
The 2016 event takes place during Hope Fest starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15 and continues until noon on Saturday, July 16 at Jefferson County Fair Park.
- Walk around a designated track outlined with Candles of Hope luminaries dedicated to our loved ones.
- Enjoy festive music.
- Stay for a brief period or camp overnight.
- Watch your children or grandchildren enjoy a spectacular Children’s Area.
- Slow down and reconnect with family and friends.
- Remember the loved ones we have lost at our Remember Ceremony.
- Participate and enjoy our other Hope Fest events!
The Walk creates a means for individuals to find hope and healing by raising money for Tomorrow’s Hope and working with their family and friends to honor or remember loved ones touched by life-limiting illnesses. The emotional energy at The Walk is palpable. No matter what the illness, we all understand the pain, the loss, and the hope and healing that is in the hearts of everyone there. We know what is in your heart because it is in our hearts as well.
While Teams are a big part of The Walk, not everyone has to be on a team. Community members are invited to attend to walk, talk, and enjoy the festive atmosphere on the grounds.
We are excited to announce the 2016 Hope Fest t-shirt!
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR RIDE WITH A BUDDY IS CLOSED. Please register at the event if you still wish to participate.
Ride With a Buddy is a special event at Hope Fest. The Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club (LEMC) of Wisconsin will lead the ride. Individuals with a motorcycle or classic car “buddy up” with a survivor or their family member whose life has been touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or any other life-limiting illness or condition.
The goal of the ride is to give people of all ages, who are touched by illness, a great ride on the back of a motorcycle, in a sidecar, on a “trike” (3-wheeled motorcycle), or in a classic car.
Tomorrow’s Hope, the organizer of Hope Fest, urges survivors, individuals or family members whose life has been turned upside down by life-limiting illness to sign up for the ride of a lifetime! It’s easy. Ask someone you know with a motorcycle or classic car to be your “buddy” or call 920-674-8967 to be paired up with a driver and experience a fantastic FREE ride on a motorcycle or in an antique car during the Ride With a Buddy event.
The ride is open to all motorcycles, as well as classic and collectible cars. The 30 mile ride, which leisurely winds through the rolling hills of Jefferson County, takes about an hour. Upon returning to Jefferson, participants will parade through town to the Jefferson County Fair Park where they will be greeted by an estimated 2,000 people.
DATE: July 15, 2015
RIDE ASSEMBLY: 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
RIDE DEPARTURE: 6:00 pm
COST: The Ride is FREE, but a $20 charitable donation per vehicle is suggested. Additional donations are greatly appreciated!
Survivors, their family members, caretakers and other Tomorrow’s Hope approved riders also ride FREE!
All the events at Hope Fest are held to inspire people, have fun and raise money for Tomorrow’s Hope. Your donation helps local people affected by life-limiting illnesses.
There will be fun for all ages – food, beverage, beer garden, 50/50 raffle, Bike Corral, games for the kids, overnight camping plus dancing and musical entertainment!
Survivors & Drivers – To help us coordinate the event, you are urged to pre-register.
All drivers and all passengers need to read and sign a waiver form to participate in this event. Do not forget to send in a signed waiver with your mailed registration.
There are two ways to register:
1. Online registration is available for drivers and passengers (see link above).
2. The registration forms are also available to print (above).
Mail or bring your completed registration form to:
Tomorrow’s Hope – Ride With a Buddy
147 W Rockwell Street
Jefferson, WI 53549
The last day to pre-register is Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.! To help us match survivors and drivers, early registration is appreciated. You may, however, register the day of the event.
For additional information, call 920-674-8967.
Ride With a Buddy is Sponsored by:
Havill-Spoerl Ford, Lincoln – Fort Atkinson
St. Vincent dePaul of Jefferson
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR NIGHT LIGHT BICYCLE RIDE IS CLOSED. Please register at the event if you still wish to participate.
Decorate your bikes and bodies with glow sticks, reflectors, battery-operated lights, or whatever suits your fancy. Enjoy a safe, escorted 12-mile bike ride in the dark on county trails. Bikers leave from Jefferson County Fair Park at 10:00 p.m. on July 15, 2016.
- Adults – $10
- Kids (age 6-18) – $5
- Kids (age 5 and under) – Free
The Night Light Bike Ride is a Hope Fest event. Glow forth and ride!
Call (920) 674-8967 for more information.
Night Light Bicycle Ride is Sponsored by:
St. Vincent dePaul – Jefferson
Register today for the Dirty Fit 2016!
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR DIRTY FIT IS CLOSED. Please register at the event if you still wish to participate.
The Dirty Fit is a Hope Fest event. The course is just a bit shy of 5K in length. There are various challenges and obstacles, including but not limited to, a wall climb, mud trenches, culvert crawls, belly crawls, high-step shuffles, tires and much more. Come prepared to get muddy!
Outdoor showers are available after the run.
With professional assistance from our friends at CrossFit and Fort HealthCare, the Dirty Fit will be more fun and challenging than ever this year! Feel free to race your friends or go at your own pace. It’s up to you.
If you have a group or team doing the Dirty Fit together, feel free to dress up or down to reflect your team’s spirit! Make it fun (and muddy). Soft drinks, snacks and fresh fruit stand will be available at the end of the race course.
Registration Fee: $30 per participant ON or BEFORE June 29th, $35 per participant June 30th or later
***Register ON or BEFORE June 29, 2016, to get a free T-shirt!***
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Group waves of Dirty Fit participants begin going out at 8:00 a.m. It is best to Register Online – Online Registration Cutoff is Monday, July 11th. After July 11th you may complete your Registration the day of the event.
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR KIDS FIT IS CLOSED. Please register at the event if you still wish to participate.
The Kids Fit is a Hope Fest event. Kids up to 12 years of age are welcome to participate. They will run, jump, climb, carry, slide, and get muddy! Most kids will complete the Kid’s Fit course in 15-20 minutes, but longer or shorter times are fine too. Outdoor showers are available to wash away the mud afterwards (bring a towel and bring some friends too!). Members from the UW-Whitewater Athletic Department are stationed at various challenges/obstacles to help the kids and encourage them. Kid’s Fit is professionally supported by Sport & Spine.
All proceeds from Hope Fest events and activities go to Tomorrow’s Hope, the area’s hometown healthcare charity, and fund enhanced health-related research, services and education for local residents (of all ages) who are affected by a life-limiting illness (of any kind). This event is all about making fitness fun! It is best to Register Online – Online Registration Cutoff is Monday, July 11th. After July 11th you may complete your Registration the day of the event.
Registration Fee: $13 per participant ON or BEFORE July 8th; $15 per participant July 9th or later
****ALL participants will receive a reward for participating!****
The Kid’s Fit starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at Jefferson County Fair Park. See you there!
Due to the predicted inclement weather this afternoon and evening, the Tomorrow’s Hope Volunteer meeting, scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30 will be cancelled.