Blan­chardville / Hol­lan­dale Area Fund

The Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund was cre­ated to assist peo­ple who love Hol­lan­dale and Blan­chardville, and to bring sus­tain­able resources to our com­mu­ni­ties, our orga­ni­za­tions and our peo­ple. Click here to make an online donation.

Why have a fund?

Woven together by the Peca­ton­ica River, the vil­lages of Hol­lan­dale, Blan­chardville, and sur­round­ing areas share a com­mon life, com­mon goals, and com­mon dreams. The Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund is a resource to assist our com­mu­ni­ties to thrive and main­tain our high qual­ity of life. The fund rec­og­nizes our his­tory and strong cul­tural roots, and encour­ages the cre­ativ­ity and inno­va­tion of our most impor­tant asset — our peo­ple. In pro­mot­ing our com­mu­ni­ties, the Blanchardville/Hollandale Fund seeks to increase com­mu­nity involve­ment by encour­ag­ing — and sup­port­ing — local ini­tia­tives. The fund will pro­vide for the needs of our com­mu­ni­ties now and in the future, and will max­i­mize your char­i­ta­ble tax deduc­tions while sup­port­ing com­mu­nity projects. Click here for a grant appli­ca­tion!

Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund Advisory Board

Lee Fahrney
Kaye Gilbert­son
Peggy Hen­drick­son
Kris­tine Leonard
Jeanne Lisser
Chris­tine Pieper
Paul Saether

How can you give?

Cash — any amount at any time!

Appre­ci­ated Stock — The full mar­ket value may be taken as a char­i­ta­ble deduc­tion with­out pay­ing cap­i­tal gains tax

Real estate and other prop­erty — your home, farm or per­sonal prop­erty may be a use­ful char­i­ta­ble gift when plan­ning your estate

Life Insur­ance — You receive an imme­di­ate tax deduc­tion for the pre­mi­ums and proceeds

Char­i­ta­ble Bequests — Giv­ing a gift through your will exempts it from income tax

Life income gifts — For as lit­tle as $5,000, you can make a gift, get a char­i­ta­ble tax deduc­tion AND receive income for life with this method

Qual­i­fied retire­ment plan — Des­ig­nat­ing the Fund as a ben­e­fi­ciary recip­i­ent of remain­ing retire­ment assets may sub­stan­tially reduce income and estate taxes to you heirs


There are other types of char­i­ta­ble giv­ing that may be use­ful for you and your estate plan­ning. Give us a call. Give.… in thanks for the com­mu­nity that sup­ported you. Give.… in thanks for the com­mu­nity that served as the launch­ing pad for your life. Give.… in mem­ory of those who meant much to you. Give.… in honor of those who mean so much to you now. Give.… to insure that oth­ers will have the same sup­port you experienced. The Blanchardville/Hollandale Area Fund is a com­po­nent of the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of South­ern Wis­con­sin, Inc. Gifts to the Blan­chardville, Hol­lan­dale Area Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Jean Chris­ten 608–967‑2349 or 608–574‑1175
Judy Hen­drick­son 608–967‑2459 or 608–967‑2211
Linda Geb­hardt, Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion 608–328‑4060


Blan­chardville Bullets

202 N. Main Street Blan­chardville, WI Email: Phone: 608–523-4543 web­site:
Hours: Sun­day after­noons and Thurs­day nights Spring train­ing will be start­ing in April. Our league games will begin the first week-end of May. Stay tuned for more Bul­let information.


Seniors United for Nutri­tion (S.U.N.) Program

The Viking Cafe 210 S. Main St Blan­chardville, WI Reser­va­tions for LUNCH should be made 1 day in advance between 10 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. by call­ing 608–214-3407. Reser­va­tions are not needed for Breakfast.
Serv­ing Mon­day — Fri­day Break­fast (no home deliv­ery) 7:00 am — 2 pm Lunch: Serv­ing at 11:30 am Sug­gested Dona­tion: $4.25 at the Cafe $4.75 for Home Delivery This pro­gram was estab­lished to pro­vide hot, nutri­tious meals to any­one 60 years of age and over (and spouse, regard­less of age). Home deliv­ery is avail­able for home­bound senior cit­i­zens, serv­ing at the Viking Cafe is at Noon.

Blan­chardville Pub­lic Library

208 Mason Street Blan­chardville, WI Phone: 608–523-2055
 Hours: Mon­days 9:00 am– 2:00 pm & 4:30 pm– 7:30 pm Wednes­days 9:00 am– 5:00 pm Thurs­days Noon — 7:00 pm Sat­ur­day 9:00 am– 1 pm Mate­ri­als Avail­able: Audio-books, Adult and Children’s fic­tion and non­fic­tion titles, Area His­tory, Large Print Books, Mag­a­zines, News­pa­pers, and VideosSer­vices Avail­able: Com­mu­nity Career Cen­ter, Copy Machine, Home Deliv­ery, Hot-Mail, Inter­li­brary Loan, Inter­net Access, Meet­ing Room Space, Pre-School Sto­ry­time, Sum­mer Pro­grams for chil­dren, and Word-Processing Please Call with any questions

Blan­chardville Woman’s Club

The Blan­chardville Woman’s Club is a local ser­vice orga­ni­za­tion whose goals are: Com­mu­nity improve­ment, the sup­port of local, state, national and inter­na­tional human­i­tar­ian projects and edu­ca­tional growth.  Any­one is invited to join!!! The club meets on the 2nd Mon­day of each month at 7:00 p.m. except the months of  Decem­ber, June, July and August.

HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP Each year the Woman’s Club awards a $200 Health Schol­ar­ship to a stu­dent enter­ing or cur­rently enrolled in the field of health care. Con­tact one of the Offi­cers below for more infor­ma­tion and an application.

Pres­i­dent — Julie Saether email: phone: 608–523-4066

Vice Pres­i­dent — Fran Ver­mil­lion email: phone: 608–523-1672


The Blan­chardville Woman’s Club is happy to announce the newly pub­lished book,

BLANCHARDVILLE, WELCOME HOME: Look­ing Back at 125 Years of History

This book cel­e­brates and com­mem­o­rates Blanchardville’s 125th birth­day com­ing up in 2015. It is a 200 page hard­cover book with his­tor­i­cal infor­ma­tion and over 288 black and white pho­tographs. There are sev­eral ways to get your own copy:

  1. email
  2. write us at Blan­chardville Woman’s Club, PO Box 24, Blan­chardville, WI 53516
  3. Avail­able for sale at Wood­ford State Bank or Vil­lage of Blan­chardville Clerk’s office

The cost is $27.00 until Decem­ber 7, 2014 and then will increase to $29.95 thereafter

We also have a 3-book set avail­able which includes:

  • Blan­chardville Wel­come Home

  • Blan­chardville the Gem of the Pecatonica

  • Mem­o­ries of Blanchardville

The cost is $57.00 until Decem­ber 7, 2014 and then will increase to $59.95 thereafter

Mark Your Cal­en­dars!!! Blanchardville’s 125 Anniver­sary Cel­e­bra­tion!! August 6–9, 2015


THURSDAY, 8/6 1–6 pm Cards (Horse and Pep­per) at Viking Café 7pm    card tour­na­ments at Husie’s  and Toby’s   FRIDAY 8/7 5pm    pig roast & board games spon­sored by Peca­ton­ica Grapevine Live music at Grapevine or in Ryan Park? 6-8pm antique quilt/family trea­sures exhibit 9pm    Show­ing of the 1990 Cen­ten­nial Pageant film– (Legion? Park?)   SATURDAY, 8/8 11:00  Live music at Ryan Hotel Park-(Clown Band?) Antique Quilt Exhibit– (quilt turn­ing) Saether build­ing Fam­ily Trea­sures Exhibit– Saether build­ing Art Show– Saether build­ing Mural, Story Corps 12:30–1:30pm Main Street Parade 1:30 pm          Lit­er­ary read­ings at Library (Foren­sics Club)   2–4:00 pm      Car­ni­val games– upper park Horse Drawn Wagon Rides – Ryan Park Wis­con­sin Wheel­men Antique Bicy­cle Demo– upper park Live music Ryan Park 2:00–3:00 Antique trac­tor pull– lower park Park­ing lot 3:00–4:00       His­tor­i­cal Fash­ion Show– Jeanne Massey 7:00    Reenactment/Play 8:00    Dance   Ongo­ing: Fire equip­ment dis­play– Fire Hall Farm equip­ment dis­play– lower park Build­ing His­tory Board dis­plays– main street win­dows Barn Quilt tour maps (avail­able at quilt show) SUNDAY 8/9 10:00 Hymn sing/Ecumenical Ser­vice– upper park ball field   11:00– Pie Bak­ing Con­test 12:00 Com­mu­nity Potluck– upper park shel­ter 1:00    Exhi­bi­tion base­ball game– upper park ball field 1:00    Vin­tage Games (3 legged race, sack race, hoop race, egg race, water­melon seed spit­ting con­test, spoon relay) –lower ball field Pet­ting zoo