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What will you be doing this New Year’s Eve?

We hope 2017 has been a good year for all of you! The year is not quite over and there is an important holiday yet to celebrate. If you have family and are looking for a fun time to spend it together, we would humbly suggest My Family New Year’s Eve.

My Family New Year’s Eve is geared toward kids of all ages, and will take place at the Monona Terrace, KEVA Sports Center, Madison Ice Arena, and Hartmeyer Ice Arena. This year’s event will include a magic show, puppet show, Circus train rides, face painting, bounce houses, music, crafts, balloon drop and so much more!

Wind River is proud to sponsor My Family New Year’s Eve. We believe it is important to be active within our community and give back whenever we can. Our employees take great pride in their volunteer efforts and participating in local charity events. We look to support local efforts that are in line with the goals and values of our family business.

We were fortunate enough to be able to pick a local charity and donate 150 tickets to this great family friendly celebration. It was a tough choice with so many great organizations in the Madison area, but we choose the YMCA with their rich 125-year tradition of providing valuable programs and services throughout Dane County. Every day, they work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

Have a great and safe New Year’s Eve, and we wish the very best in 2018!

Wind River Helps the Y to “Play It Forward”

At Wind River Financial we believe it’s important to be an active part of our community whether it’s giving our time volunteering or participating in local charity events. Each year we look to support local efforts that are in line with the goals and values of our family business. That is why it was important for us to participate as one of this year’s “Play it Forward” sponsors of Madison’s Zimbrick Family Eve event. Zimbrick Family Eve is a popular New Year’s Eve family-friendly celebration that started 25 years ago as “Firstar Eve.” It’s become one of Madison’s time-honored community celebrations in that it includes activities and entertainment for everyone to enjoy on New Year’s Eve.

 As a Play it Forward sponsor, Wind River Financial was tasked with giving away 150 tickets to the Zimbrick Eve event. We wanted to choose a local partner that is both family-orientated and supports children’s programs which is why we immediately thought of the YMCA of Dane County. Knowing how much The Y has done for our community by promoting programs that support active and healthy lifestyles for children and families, it was an easy choice donating our tickets to their cause.  Currently the Y is promoting their Y5210 healthy living guidelines for kids which is an awareness program branded at the YMCA and growing rapidly in popularity and success throughout schools in the US. The program’s goal is to encourage children to have the following daily: 5 fruits and veggies, no more than 2 hours of screen time, at least 1 hour of physical activity and 0 sugar sweetened drinks.  Wind River strongly identifies with the goals of the Y5210 program and other programs the YMCA is currently promoting to help kids be active and live a healthier lifestyle.  We believe together we can help make a difference, one child at a time.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration this year, look no further than Zimbrick Family Eve. The event takes place at Monona Terrace and KEVA Sports Center and will include a circus area, animals from Henry Vilas Zoo, Glen Gerard Magic Shows, Bubble Wonders and so much more! The event starts at 5pm and goes until 9pm. For more information, check out Zimbrick Family Eve online at zimbrickfamilyeve.com.