FDL Guide 2020
Jenny Knuth Art Director, WISNET Campbellsport
“There are a lot of community collaborations and events that shed light on various causes here. Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a really vibrant and contemporary space that hosts some of these events. And during the workday, I just need to go to THELMA’s gallery and wander through the space to feel rejuvenated. Thursdays are a cool open-bar evening (at THELMA)—a nice reminder of all our community has to offer.”
LaClare Family Creamery. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.
Returning home for a career opportunity after college, Jenny continually meets people who reinforce her good decision to call the region home again. “Once you dive in and get to know the people—and connect them to the various destinations— there’s something really special in this place. A sense of feeling welcome and comfortable with like-minded individuals.” As a part of the planning team for two recent TEDx events hosted at Thelma, Jenny shared that Downtown Fond du Lac as a whole is an attraction, too. “We leveraged the greater Downtown District in our planning to give attendees a sense of all there is to offer here.”
About 30 miles outside of Downtown is a new treasure Jenny recently discovered called SoLu Winery in Cascade. “It’s a beautiful place. And what’s really awesome is they offer live music on the outdoor patio. But what I love most is the connection to an area [animal facility] that allows dogs to swim on the property and jump around from one place to the next. Many people bring their own dogs, too. It’s an awesome place.” “Having a connection to fun, contemporary, trendy things while also being able to simply turn around and take a hike, be outdoors, that’s the right mix for me.” A perfect mix that Fond du Lac readily delivers.
created a multitude of flavors using only farm-fresh milk combined with top-quality ingredients! We offer over 20 flavors daily. Seasonal, specialty, and brand-new flavors are added frequently, so call or stop by to see what’s new and try our award-winning ice cream today! Good Morning America dubbed us as “Best Ice Cream in America!” in 2013! LACLARE FAMILY CREAMERY W2994 County Road HH, Malone Just minutes N from Fond du Lac off Highway 151 920-670-0051 laclarefamilycreamery.com Stop in our shop and sample a selection of cheeses from LaClare Family Creamery and Saxon Creamery. Enjoy a freshly made panini, grilled cheese, salad, or cup of soup while perusing our visitors center or watching our cheese artisans craft goat-milk and cow-milk cheeses. Stop by the Kid Zone (open May-Oct) and hang out with some of our goats. Tours available upon request. Open Mon–Sat 9am–5pm.
CRISTO REY RANCH N8114 County Road WW, Mt. Calvary 920-904-5033 cristoreyranch.org facebook.com/CristoReyRanch
Pet a llama or see the lemurs at this ranch run by nuns. More than 300 animals to see as well as beautiful gardens, aviaries, a fish pond, and gift shop. Prearranged group tours may include hayrides and opportunities to interact with a variety of animals. Guided tours available May 1–Oct 1. Call for tour prices or feel free to walk around and enjoy the grounds on your own. KELLEY COUNTRY CREAMERY W5215 County Road B 920-923-1715 kelleycountrycreamery.com Kelley Country Creamery’s old-fashioned, premium ice cream is crafted in our Creamery on our dairy farmstead. We have
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Cristo Rey Ranch. Photo courtesy of Todd Dacquisto.
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