Library Plans Presented to Board

The new Oregon Public Library preliminary plans were presented to the joint Village and Library Boards and the response was very positive. The plan includes community room, quiet reading room and study rooms features which the Board Members and attendees were very pleased to see in the concept. The building will bring new usage from young, middle and seniors, which spaces available for interactive activities. Although new design will continue to evolve, the team is looking for the best use for our community. An exciting progress for this community enhancement. More information is available at

View from Main Street
View Looking South

Oregon Library Get’s Major Donation

The new Oregon Library project, received a wonderful donation last week, with a major contribution to inspire the project and give it momentum. The Steering Committee was extremely pleased to learn of the $500,000 donation, which is anonymous. This will help keep the planning going and move to the next phases of making the library a real space for our community.

Youth Center Pizza Day

Thursday, April 12th
Papa Murphy’s
710 Janesville Street, Oregon WI

Mention that your order benefits the Oregon Youth Center Fundraiser and Papa Murphy’s will donate 10% of the sale on Thursday, April 12th to the OCRN toward the project to build a new youth center.

Consider getting two pizzas, one for that day and one to put in the freezer for later.

March 16th! A Night of Fun and Community Building

Exciting news!

Oregon Community Bank has agreed to match our total donations from the event, up to $10,000! This is a terrific opportunity and means that we could raise up to $20,000 on Friday. Donations made by check during this time count toward the match. Check out the growing list of fantastic silent auction items below.

Join us at Headquarters in Oregon and help raise money for a new building for the Oregon Youth Center.

March 16, 2018
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
101 N. Concord Dr. 

Eventbrite - Building a New Youth Center, an Oregon Community Resource Network Fundraiser

There will be live music by Quest and a silent auction. Jeff Rau will MC.

A Special Donation

The great news keeps coming in! Jeff Nachreiner, President of Property Loss Specialists, has announced that the company is donating $5,000 toward tomorrow’s fundraising event!

Silent Auction Items

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Join us and bid on these terrific items:

    • Gift Basket from Firefly Coffeehouse
    • Gift Basket from Oregon Historical Society
    • Handcrafted Wood Box from Doug Woodworth
    • Gift Cards and Product from Urban Retreat Salon
    • Buck Tickets donated by Robert W. Baird & Co Inc
    • Gift Basket with Sweatshirt, $100 gift card and two Koozies and more
    • Gift Basket from Rockhound Brewery
    • Pendant with plated copper mesh chain and Fashion Music Pin from Bergey Jewelry
    • 5 Flyghts at Flyght Indoor Cycling
    • Gift certificate from The Inspired Mat yoga studio
    • Gift card from Peaceful Heart
    • A basket of chocolates, and more from The Chocolate Caper
    • Google Home Mini
    • An air conditioning clean and check, plus a programmable thermostat from Tarkenton Brothers Heating Ventinlating and Air Conditioning Service
    • Oil change with wheel rotation from Gary Wille Auto & Tire Center
    • A clean and check and $200 towards service or equipment at Shackelford Heating & Cooling
    • Full-size acoustic guitar from Academy of Sound
    • Beer Crate donated by Supreme Structures
    • Pizza oven from WISCO Industries
    • Wine tasting class for up to 10 people in the Speakeasy at Charlie’s on Main
    • Aerial tour of Madison area with Capital Flight for up to 3 people
    • Gift Cards to Lotus Salon
    • Bracelets from Gruno’s Diamonds
    • Gift card from Klein’s Floral and Greenhouse
    • Original painting by local artist Barbara Scharpf
    • Dinner at Oregon Fire House for 2 adults and up to 4 kids
    • Gift card from Fitchburg Farms
    • Gift cards from Bill’s Food Center
    • Overnight stay at Three Bears Resort
    • Wisconsin and Green Bay Packer Blankets donated by  M3 Insurance
    • 3 Gift Baskets from Urban Retreat Hair and Nail Salon
    • Gift Basket from The Inspired Mat Yoga
    • 2 certificates for climate-controlled storage unit at Big Barn Storage
    • Stylish frames, decorative signs, knit items, jewelry, and more from Simply Glamorous Designs at Oregon Floral

Dine Out for Donations February 12, 2018

Dine at Benvenuto’s on February 12th to raise money to help build a new home for the Oregon Youth Center.

Monday, February 12th
Benvenuto’s Italian Grill

2949 Triverton Pike Drive
(608) 278-7800

Simply mention that you are participating in the Oregon Community Resource Network’s Dine Out for the Oregon Youth Center and 20% of the money you spend at the restaurant that day will be donated to the building fund.

Dine Out for Donations at Benvenuto’s


To build a new food pantry and provide operating costs for the first two years, the Oregon Community Resource Network’s (OCRN) fundraising goal is $750,000.

An angel donor from the community has come forward to guarantee the gap in funding once the Oregon community raises $300k for the construction of the new building.

Your support is crucial to helping OCRN build a new food pantry and to eliminate food insecurity in the Oregon community.


HeadquartersThe community is invited to join the Oregon Community Resource Network to enjoy music and dancing as well as a silent auction and raffle on Friday, January 27th at Headquarters restaurant in Oregon from 7:00 until 10:00 p.m.

The area business community has been very supportive of this project. Items are being donated for a silent auction at the event. There will also be a chance to win cash with a 50-50 raffle.

“The Oregon business community has shown a strong commitment to the new food pantry building though their support of the Oregon Community Resource Network and their generous donation to this great event” said board member, Jenny Wagner. 

Local band, Quest, is donating their performance to the event. The band will perform a variety of rock, blues, classic rock, and R&B favorites.

“If you like classic rock, you’ll love Quest” said Tom Krzystof, who plays guitar and provides vocals for the group.

Admission is $10 in advance via Eventbrite and $15 at the door. Money raised from admissions will go directly into the fund for building a new 4,300 square-foot facility for the Oregon Area Food Pantry. The total cost for this building project is $750,000. Recently, an “angel investor” has pledged to fill any gaps in fundraising provided the community raises at least $300,000.

Fundraising for this project began in earnest in December and has quickly seen results. Nearly $150,000 has been raised in just the last six weeks.