Author: Wimbledon, ND

2020 Palooza Update

It is with heavy hearts that we have came to the conclusion to postpone the 2020 Wimbledon Palooza. To meet the governors guidelines for the ND Smart Movement we wouldn’t be able to put on the Palooza event everyone would be expecting. The city of Wimbledon also wanted to be sure our community stays as safe as possible and requested us not to host the event as well. Please keep in mind we will be back and better then ever for 2021 Palooza and look for details on our page for next years events and announcements!
-The Crew

COVID-19 updated Business Hours and Cancellations

St. Boniface Catholic Church – No mass, RE classes or any other events that were planned until further notice. Please contact Father Sean Mulligan @ 701-741-5619 if you have any questions or concerns.

2020 Hunters Safety Class – postponed / cancelled until further notice.

Palooza Cornhole Tournament – tournament scheduled for Saturday April 4, 2020 has been postponed until a later date.

ST.PAUL’s Lutheran Church in KENSAL, Sunday March 22 No Service.

St. John’s United Methodist Church – Services cancelled until further notice.

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The following business altered their hours of operation due to executive order signed by of Governor Burgum on March 19 due to COVID-19.

Wimbledon Community Grocery – Dining Room Closed until further notice (will reevaluate April 6). Take-out orders are available; please call ahead (701-435-2464). Starting Monday 3/23, GRILL WILL BE ON Monday – Friday

Store is open for regular business.
Monday – Saturday: 6am-8pm
Sunday: 11 am – 4 pm
**Delivery is now available for residence in town or within 20 miles of Wimbledon.
**$5 delivery fee for outside city limits*

CM’s Place – open for off-sale only from 3pm – 6pm. Will reevaluate April 6.

Barnes County North Public School– All School or Events are cancelled until further notice per executive order.

Wimbledon Wellness Center – Closed until further notice.

Arrowwood Prairie Co-op – Hot Box is full of food, BUT an employee must get your food for you. All orders must be taken to-go.

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Sanitization, hand washing, social distancing and keep all gatherings to 10 or less persons as recommend. If you have an event that has been postponed or cancelled and would like it published, please email jalbrecht10@icloud.com or text 701-659-3531.

Note from Wimbledon Community Grocery Store Managers Steven & Cassie Guscette

Note from Wimbledon Community Grocery Store Managers Steven & Cassie Guscette:

March 13, 2020
With two record low months of sales for the store we are struggling to stock our shelves and pay our 4 employees. At this point Steven and I are continuing to volunteer our time to help fill hours and cover shifts as a way to lower the needed income.

According to the 2018 census there are 192 people in the city limits of Wimbledon if all those ppl came in and purchased just $40 a week then the store would survive…if those 192 people purchased just $60 then we would thrive!!! At this time most of the money spent at the store is coming from people outside our city limits, which we are so blessed to have, but just imagine what would happen if the people who lived in town came in once a week and purchased a few groceries. Every person inside or outside town counts and the store needs your support.

If things do not pick up, within a month the store WILL CLOSE or there will have to be VERY DRASTIC changes. Managers can make all the policy changes in the world but if there is not enough income than the doors will still close….

On a personal note and to hopefully quell rumors that seem to have popped up…Steven and I did not do this to make money for ourselves. We have not taken any wage or salary from the store, and all our efforts and time have been volunteered. We do not own the store. It is still a nonprofit. We stepped into this role so the store would remain open, to allow Carol and Linda to retire from it, and so this community would have access to food and a place to gather and socialize. We love this community and we love the store. All we want to do is see the store and this town thrive.

If you do not currently shop at WCG what can we do to bring you in? Feel free to comment below or send the store a PM with your suggestions. Also we will be having a meeting on April 29th for Associate Board members (more details about that in April Newsletter). If you are committed to this town then we encourage you to get involved by becoming a member!

B&B Rental – Fully Furnished 2 Bdrm Apt

Come spend the night in Wimbledon! Now available, Fully Furnished, 2 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apartment. Short 1 minute walk from Downtown Wimbledon. $50 per person/per night. Contact Blake Helmick @ 701-320-1313.