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Chamber celebrates Presidents' Day
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CUBA CITY—The City of Presidents will celebrate President’s Day with a Chamber of Commerce promotion this month. By shopping locally, participants will have a chance to win one of three prizes worth $50 each in Chamber Bucks.

“The community really gets the opportunity to embrace its moniker as ‘The City of Presidents’ with an event like this,” Daryl Fischer, director of the Cuba City Chamber of Commerce (CCCC), said. “We get to have some fun while supporting local businesses.”

Fischer organized the inaugural voting-themed presidential event. To participate, hang on to all receipts from purchases at CCCC member businesses while shopping Feb. 1-13. Then, on Feb. 13, take the receipts to City Hall in Cuba City between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to redeem a chance to vote per receipt. Shoppers are encouraged to stuff the ballot as many times as they wish, earning a separate ballot to cast with each receipt.

“Hopefully people, both in Cuba City and from other towns, use this as a chance to check out the goods and services our chamber members have to offer,” Fischer said. “It’s great to have a promotion like this that lets all of the members take part.”

Fischer will have a table near the library entrance in City Hall to trade eligible re- -ceipts for ballots. The ballots can then be placed in any of the three prize boxes, each with a different presidential theme. At 2 p.m. on Feb. 13, three winners will be chosen and contacted by phone with details of collecting their prize.

“Building off the success of some of the chamber’s past Christmas holiday promotions, part of our goal is to stay in the public’s mind throughout the year … and this holiday, Presidents’ Day, is probably the one best-suited for the city to capitalize on,” Fischer said.

There are 47 CCCC member businesses offering a wide variety of goods and services in Cuba City and the surrounding area. Being a member of the Chamber of Commerce allows business owners to strengthen the local economy while supporting the community.

“Many of our chamber members are business owners who call this area home,” Fischer said. “There is a lot of pride in Cuba City.”

To become a CCCC member, contact Fischer at or (608) 732-0769.

Cuba City Chamber of Commerce members include:

- American Bank
- Banfield's Beauty Bar
- Bard Materials, East Region
- Casey Funeral Home
- Cole Acres Country Club
- Cuba City Chiropractic
- Cuba City Collision
- Cuba City Family Dental
- Cuba City Greenhouse
- Cuba City Hometown Pharmacy
- Cuba City Telephone
- Dead End Bar & Grill
- Doolittle's Pub & Eatery
- Droessler Mini Storage, LLC
- Eastlick Hair & Company
- Epione Pavilion
- Gile Cheese, LLC
- Gile Real Estate & Ins.
- Haudenshield Funeral Home
- Hindu's Corner Bar
- J. Gile Dairy Equipment
- Junque Stops Here
- Karrmann Law Office
- Kwik Trip
- Kuhle Family Farm
- Lori Droessler Real Estate, Inc
- Louisburg Garage
- Main Street Pub & Winery
- Medical Associates
- Melissa Noyce Avon
- Mound City Bank
- Munyon's Auto Service
- Nick's Café
- Non-Metallic Components
- PTC Machining, LLC
- Primitive Star
- Rich's Petro Stop
- Rose Bud's Daycare
- Scott Implement
- State Farm Insurance
- Subway
- Thompson's IGA
- Tri-County Press
- Tri-State Auto Auction LLC
- Tri State Porta Potty
- United Country-Kirschbaum Realty
- Weber Processing

Presidents' Day History

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on Feb. 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
The story of Presidents’ Day date begins in 1800. Following President George Washington’s death in 1799, his Feb. 22 birthday became a perennial day of remembrance. At the time, Washington was venerated as the most important figure in American history, and his birthday was cause for national celebration.