Octopi’s newest brew from The Giving Brewery, Valley Low IPA (5.1%), is available now in the Taproom at Octopi and online for $12/six pack. The delicious low ABV Wisconsin-style IPA celebrates Waunakee’s 150th birthday and supports Waunakee Neighborhood Connection with 100% of the profits being donated to the organization.
The beautifully designed can depicts the path of Six-Mile Creek through the Village and the name is derived from the definition of Waunakee as “fair and pleasant valley.”
Our thanks go out to Octopi, the Village of Waunakee, and Create Waunakee for designating Waunakee Neighborhood Connection as the recipient of this collaborative anniversary offering!
The Giving Brewery is the charitable branch of Octopi’s business – each quarter they partner with a different, local organization to craft a beer in support of their efforts 100% of the profits go back to the partner organization
Waunakee Neighborhood Connection kicked off the annual Fill the Bus school supply drive on July 26th. The drive will last through Friday, August 13th and will provide needed school supplies for students in the Waunakee School District whose families may have difficulty affording them.
New school supplies* can be dropped off in the Lamers school bus parked in the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection parking lot at 208 S Century Avenue.
The weekend of July 31-August 1, the bus will be at Crossroads United Methodist Church at 5901 Hogan Road in Waunakee. Hours for the weekend collection are 10 AM-3 PM Saturday and 8:30-10:30 AM Sunday.
Most needed items include composition notebooks, 24-count colored pencils, 5″x8″ pencil boxes, 7″x10″ zippered 3-hole pencil bags, backpacks for older students with a compartment for a Chromebook, and calculators (TI-30xa, TI-30xs, or TI-84). For ideas on additional items that are needed, see the district’s school supply lists on their website.
Families needing school supplies should contact their child’s school to make arrangements to receive them.
* We are collecting new school supplies only for this drive with the exception of calculators which may be gently used and in good working condition.