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Community Briefs 06/13/10

Waukesha High School Class of '55 plans reunion

The Waukesha High School Class of 1955 will hold its 55th reunion on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Best Western Midway Hotel on Moorland Road, Brookfield.

The committee is still looking for missing classmates. Deadline for reservations is Aug. 16.

For more information, call Nordean Richards at (262) 547-2707 or Joyce Roberts at (262) 363-4145, or visit the class website at www.wauke shaclassof55.com.

May traffic deaths total 63

Sixty-three people died in 58 Wisconsin traffic crashes in May, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). That's 15 more traffic fatalities in May 2010 than in May 2009 and five more than the five-year average for the month of May.

In terms of traffic deaths, the safest May since World War II occurred in 2008 with 47 fatalities, and the deadliest month occurred in 1968 with 123 fatalities.

During the Memorial Day holiday period, 11 people died, including four motorcyclists, in traffic crashes from 6 p.m. Friday, May 28, until 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 31. Last year, 10 people were killed in crashes during the Memorial Day holiday period.

As of May 31, a total of 192 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes during 2010, including 27 motorcycle drivers, one motorcycle passenger, one bicyclist and 18 pedestrians.

Alzheimer's Association plans Memory Walk

Milwaukee - A new Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk for Waukesha County will be Saturday, Sept. 11, at Fowler Lake Park in Oconomowoc. One of six walks hosted in Southeastern Wisconsin, this community event will be kicked off by Bonnie Blair, five-time Olympic gold medalist, and also a champion for the Alzheimer's Association.

This walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, volunteers of all ages are encouraged to also become champions. Champions include those living with the disease, families, caregivers, corporate and local leaders who actively support Memory Walk in the community. Key sponsors include Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, The Cordon Family Foundation, and the Mueller Family.

Teams are forming now for the 2-mile trek. To volunteer or register, contact the Alzheimer's Association at www.alz.org/sewi or (414) 479-8800.

Learn-to-skate at the Mullet

Learn-to-skate and learn-to-play-hockey lessons begin at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 16, at the Mullet Ice Center, 700 North Ave., Hartland. Cost: $80 for the 45-minute lessons for boys and girls ages 4-12 for a 10-week session. To register, call (262) 369-3601 or send ane e-mail to mul let@ahs.k12.wi.us.

Promote your business at local ABLE meetings

ABLE (Advanced Business Leads Exchange) meetings are an excellent way for you to promote your business. The Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered for the last four years with the Greater Brookfield, Delafield, Hartland, Oconomowoc and Pewaukee Chambers of Commerce to help expand people's opportunities for potential referrals and new customers.

ABLE meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month at ProHealth Care Corporate Office Building, on Riverwood Drive off of Highway 164 in Waukesha.

Always RSVP by the Thursday before that Tuesday to reserve your spot for breakfast. Cost is $10. There are no walk-ins. Please call by noon Thursday, June 10 to reserve your June 15 ABLE 6 spot. Call the Sussex Chamber office at (262) 246-4940.

Fair still looking for Top Singer

There is still more time to enter the Top Singer contest. The application deadline has been extended to June 30.

The winner of the competition will receive $250 and will get to perform their song on the Miller Lite Main Stage at the Waukesha County Fair on July 25. Entries should include an unaccompanied performance no longer than 60 seconds with no vulgar or obscene lyrics or gestures. E-mail entries to info@wauke shacountyfair.com and include the performer's name, date of birth, street address, phone number and an e-mail address. Qualifying contestants will be notified by phone. The Top Singer contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. July 21 in the Leinie Lodge at the fair. For more information, visit www.Waukesha County-Fair.com.

Still time to signup for summer camp

It's not too late to sign your kids up now for Camp Velocity 2010 - Summer Day Camp at Momentum Early Learning, W248 N5250 Suite 400, Executive Drive, Sussex. When your kids walk through the doors of Camp Velocity they will experience a whole new kind of fun. From creepy science projects to many exciting day trips, Camp Velocity has something for everyone. Each classroom is equipped with a secure webcam for parents to check in on their kids throughout the day.

Trips are planned to the water park, for sports and horseback riding, to Discovery World and Flabbergast. The all-inclusive camp is for kids ages 4 to 12-years-old. This includes tuition, activity fees, transportation fees, lunches and snacks, backpack, and Camp Velocity T-shirt.

Call (262) 820-2595 for more information.

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