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Elkhorn City Council finally approves the first and only domestic abuse shelter in Walworth County.
New Beginnings is looking to open the shelter at the old Aurora medical building in downtown Elkhorn across from the police station, which was donated to them. The city council denied the application filed by New Beginnings earlier this year. New Beginnings went on to file an appeal and a judge ruled that the city denied the application with no legal foundation to do so. The Elkhorn City Council held its special meeting Monday, June 29th, and voted 4-2 in favor of supporting the new shelter. The police chief, county sheriff, and a Department of Corrections spokeswoman all spoke in favor of the shelter and showed support for New Beginnings. New Beginnings did have to cancel two fundraisers this summer (virus) to help raise funds to support the shelter but plans on holding a virtual fundraiser this fall.

 

Summertime brings many fun activities and lots of time to enjoy the outdoors.
Many of the local businesses have recurring events for the local communities to enjoy.

  • Every Wednesday, now through August 5th, you can find the Tree-Ripe Fruit Truck at Lake Geneva Country Meats from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. They will offer Georgia Peaches and on certain weekends other seasonably available items.
  • On Wednesday nights the Gravity of Youth plays outside on the patio at Maxwell Mansion from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and offers a variety of music spanning the decades.
  • Lake Geneva Ghost Walk Tours are offered every Friday and Saturday evenings where you will hear the tales, myths, and folklore that surround Lake Geneva as you walk the downtown area.
  • Then every Saturday and Sunday morning from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Harbor Shores offers yoga by the lake. It is open to everyone and registration is required at the front desk.

Small Town Town Charm

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