The Best of Jefferson County!

Published On: Monday, March 28, 2011By Categories: BlogTags:

The Jefferson County Tourism Council honored the “best of Jefferson County” nominees on Thursday evening, March 24, at the JC Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Johnson Creek.

Nominations were accepted through January 31, 2011 for this honor, and names were submitted for people who put the smile in doing business in Jefferson County. These candidate believe in, promote, and go “above and beyond” in the promotion of tourism for Jefferson County. They also demonstrate caring, empathy, love of service and a spirit of unparalleled giving.

The list of nominees was whittled down to three top winners:

  • 1st Place – Donna Ganser of Culvers in Johnson Creek ($500 American Express gift card; 4 brunch certificates and overnight romance package from the JC Plaza Hotel)
  • 2nd Place – Becky Mehringer of Jelli’s Market in Helenville (4 brunch certificates and an overnight romance package from the JC Plaza Hotel)
  • 3rd Place – Gail Zastrow of the Jefferson County Fair Grounds (4 brunch certificates to the JC Plaza Hotel)

Thanks go to everyone who submitted names to this wonderful event – we are looking forward to honoring more great Jefferson County ambassadors next year!

Other nominees included: Edna DeWitt (Calico Cottage/Watertown); Mindy Bartz (Hi-Way Harry’s/Johnson Creek); Barbara Voss (Ephraim Faience Pottery/Lake Mills); Rosemary Wedel (Classic Creation Floral and Creme/Waterloo); Kris Nagle (JC Plaza Hotel & Convention Center/Johnson Creek); Katie Otto (The Write Approach/Lake Mills); Michael Morrissey (Young Auditorium/Whitewater); Hope Oostdik (Dutch Designs/Lake Mills); Allen Keinbaum (Koshkonong Mounds Country Club/Fort Atkinson); and Lynn Natvig (Fort Atkinson Area Chamber of Commerce).

Pictured above (first row, L-R): Becky Mehringer, 2nd place; Donna Ganser, 1st place; Gail Zastrow, 3rd place.
(Back row – Jefferson County Tourism Council Executive Board, L-R): Connie Oestreich (Secretary); Kate Anderson (Vice President); Steve Kline (President); Janet Werner (Treasurer).

Katie was the Executive Director of the Lake Mills Main Street Program from 2011 to 2019 and was the Secretary for the Jefferson County Tourism Council. In 2019, she retired to explore a new fashion degree and travel throughout the world. Katie was also a writer and contributed a great deal of copy for our website and printed guide. She was a great asset to our organization and we'll miss her!

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