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Wauseon Window Wonderland

As we approach the holiday season, it is time to start thinking about decorating our windows! The Wauseon Downtown Association wants to encourage all of our friends and family to shop local this year!. Most of us remember the joy of looking into the store front windows as we thought about presents and the wonder of the season. This year, the Wauseon Window Wonderland competition continues to honor that tradition. To enter your shop or organization, select the link on this page to complete your onine registration. Clubs and organizations can pair with local businesses to imagine and create a festive window for the community to enjoy. The competition officially begins on November 26th and continues through Christmas Day. Registration for windows will be available throughout the competition. Voting for the annual trophy award will be online. Early registration is recommended, as voting begins on December 1st. The theme for the 2022 Wauseon Window Wonderland Competition 2022 is "A Hometown Christmas." 

November 3, 2022

Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for a one-of-a-kind ornament class where nature and festive decor come together.
During this class you will create 6 unique glass bulb ornaments, filling them with an array of dried flowers, grasses, and other natural preserved products. You also have the option to make them into a wall hanging.
These chic ornaments will make a great addition to any tree or “made with love” gifts.
Class includes 6 glass ornaments, an assortment of dried products, option for wall hanging, and a light breakfast.

Cost is $35 and seating is limited. Call the Cafe at 419-335-3000 to reserve your seat! 

Wauseon High School Theater Department  Presents "Macbeth" on November 17th, November 18th, and November 20th

The Wauseon High School Theater Department will perform one of William Shakespeare's greatest tragedies in mid-November. The play will be perforned on November 17th, 18th, and 19th. Tickets will be on sale for $5.00 at the door. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:00 pm. The Sunday matinee performace is at 2:00 pm. In this classic tragedy, three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia. Civil war erupts to overthrow Macbeth, resulting in more death. Seating is by general admission.

November 3, 2022

Wauseon Congregational UCC
Hosts Annual Cookie Walk

On Saturday, December 10th, between 9:00am and 12:00 noon, stop by the  Wauseon Congregational United Church of Christ to enjoy the annual Cookie Walk. Fill your tins with home baked holiday treats! The Cookie Walk benefits the Wauseon School Pantry. Ample parking  is available in the city lot located across from the church , and in the city lot behind the church. Enjoy this annual Wauseon Christmas tradition! The Wauseon Congregational United Church is located on the  corner of West Elm and Clinton Streets in downtown Wauseon. Parking is available on the street in front of the church building, and in the Municipal lot across the street.

Community Meals Served Thursdays at the Christ United Methodist Church
Thursday Night Meals continue in Wauseon. Jerry Smith, the meal coordinator from the Christ United Methodist Church and the Wauseon Lions Club have announced a new Community Meal schedule. . The format for the meals has been adjusted due to a reduced number of providers from 13 to 8. Therefore, the meals for the most part will be every other week. Serving will be at Christ United Methodist Church fellowship hall from 5 to 6 p.m., for dine in and take outs only. Entrance will be through the Fulton Street doors only, except for wheelchairs that can enter at the kitchen door from the walkway south of the church.

Mr. Smith expressed his thanks to the following organizations for their participation in this community service: Christ United Methodist Church, First Christian Church, St. Caspar’s Catholic Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon Fire Department, Wauseon Lions Club, West Clinton Mennonite Church, Troop 8 Boy Scouts, and Church of the Master financial support.

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November 3, 2022

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Downtown Wauseon Association Mission Statement

The purpose of the Wauseon Downtown Association is to promote a vital community through marketing, promoting special events and development of leadership in the downtown district. Our organization meets to promote the downtown area, member businesses, and the community at large.


Membership in the Wauseon Downtown Association will be composed of merchants, restaurant owners, business leaders, non-profits, property owners and advocates to the downtown district.


A Personal Invitation From WDA  President, James Kerr

   I arrived in Fulton County in 1959 at the age of four. My

parents, Robert and Marcia Kerr brought their family of

four boys to start the Blue Skies Orchard at the former

McConkey farm just north of town.

   Like so many who grew up outside of town, we came to

the downtown area to go to school and church and to shop. In the summer we played ball under the lights at the diamonds by Harmon Field, and on really hot days we swam at the Wauseon Public Pool at Reighard Park. The Homecoming was a social highlight in the summer. Santa visited the downtown in December while the star at the south end of Fulton Street and the live, colorfully lighted trees at every pole greeted the downtown shoppers.

    I joined the Wauseon Downtown Association because I believe that the historic downtown must continue to be the focus of our community. Change is a constant in our lives together, yet amid these changes some historic aspects must be conserved, valued, and restored.

    Together, with advocates and volunteers from our merchants, clubs,  organizations, and churches, the Wauseon Downtown Association is investing in the future. We need the support of many friends who help to make the Wauseon Strawberry Festival, the Farmers' Market,  the Christmas Parade, the Wauseon Window Wonderland Competition, and the Wauseon Downtown Chocolate Walk  possible. Stay in touch and join us in sponsoring these events and more.

Watch The 2016 Wauseon Homecoming Parade
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Wauseon Christmas
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