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Downtown Oconomowoc Merchants Association has new leadership, ideas to bring traffic to city's downtown

Nov. 19, 2012

City of Oconomowoc - The Downtown Oconomowoc Merchants Association (DOMA) recently elected new leadership and has new projects in store.

New President Paul Schulz, owner of Sunarc Studio, said DOMA will take advantage of the tens of thousands of people expected to head to downtown Oconomowoc this weekend for the inaugural German Christmas Market. He said merchants will host carriage rides downtown, have Christmas carolers strolling and singing, shop windows in the holiday spirit with decorations and offer a bingo game with prizes.

"Shoppers will receive a bingo card and can have it stamped at participating stores. Their card will be entered in a drawing. First and second place will receive cash, and we will give away 25 posters," Schultz said. The poster, he said, is a collage of Oconomowoc landmarks.

Along with Schultz the new DOMA board includes Lynn Reed, owner of Lakerz Pub & Eatery as vice president; Tom Boldig of The Gallori as secretary; Heidi Laatsch of Roots Coffebar and Café as secretary; and Bill Winkels, owner of Accentuate! and Vino Etcetera as director of art.

Schultz said the group's mission is to get more downtown businesses involved; so far that has proved successful with the addition of downtown bars and restaurants as DOMA members. "With their involvement it will be easier to have more events downtown," Schultz said. He said the group is also working on a new website and a presence in social media.

Anyone interested in more information about DOMA should send an email to Schutlz at sunarcstudio@sbcglobal.net.

If you go

What: DOMA hosts carriage rides, carolers and giveaways

Where: Wisconsin Avenue and Main Street, downtown Oconomowoc

When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 23-25

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Organ Concert: 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 S. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Oconomowoc Music Club is hosting a concert by renowned organist Dr. Simone Gheller. Refreshments will be served after the concert. Free.

Yuletide Faire: 5-9 p.m. Nov. 21; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 22, Prairie Hill Waldorf School, N14-W29143 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee. $4 in advance or $5 at the door for adults and $1 in advance or $2 at the door for children under 15. Features strolling minstrels and costumed characters, puppet shows, storytelling, candle dipping, face painting, children’s craft workshops, children’s holiday shopping, live music, silent auction, children’s book sale, natural toys, 35 vendors, warm food, homemade desserts, candies, nuts and other treats. 

Fashionable Tidings Gala Luncheon: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22, Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Holiday fashions of local clothiers Paul Bruce Goodman and Liebling Leather. Music by Brusubardis String Ensemble. Lunch includes shrimp scamp and angel hair pasta with vegetables provencale. Wine tasting  and auction. Benefits Waukesha Choral Union. $35. Call (414) 297-9310 for tickets. www.choralunion.org.

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