Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic in Pierce County

Covid-19 vaccination clinic in Pierce County. Photo provided by Pierce County Public Health

Check out this week's happenings in River Falls, including jobs, auditions and more.

Pierce County Public Health Hits Milestone of 100 Mass Vaccination Clinics

In collaboration with partners, Pierce County Public Health (PCPH) has completed 100 mass  vaccination clinics. These clinics provided over 14,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to  nearly 8,000 recipients.

PCPH started mass vaccine clinics on December 31, 2020 to provide early vaccines to  healthcare workers, police, fire and EMS, but quickly expanded as the supply for vaccines  increased and the eligibility broadened. Mass clinics were held at the Pierce County  

Fairgrounds and a combination of businesses, schools and churches.  

As of June 16th, 40% of Pierce County residents have completed their vaccine series. 

Although there is decreased demand for mass clinics, more individuals in Pierce County need  to be vaccinated to protect our communities from a resurgence of COVID-19. PCPH will  continue to offer vaccines to all eligible populations by appointment at the Public Health Office  in Ellsworth. To schedule an appointment, visit the scheduling link or call 715-273-6755.

Summer Job Fair

Looking for a career change? Ready to rejoin the workforce? The summer job fair at Pierce County Fair Grounds will be held Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Companies and businesses like Aurora Residential Services, Mastersons Staffing, Rise Baking Company and more are looking to hire. The fair will be held at 364 N. Maple St. in Ellsworth at the Seyforth building.

Nominate for Pierce County Fair’s Most Admired Senior Citizen

No matter your age, you can nominate your favorite Pierce County senior citizen for the county fair’s Most Admired Senior Citizen. Anyone over 60-years-old is eligible to win. This free contest is not based on popularity, beauty or celebrity sweepstakes. It’s a chance for older adults to receive the recognition they deserve. Winners will be selected on the basis of current activity, rather than past accomplishments. The nomination deadline is July 16 and the three most admired will be announced Friday, August, 13 at 10 a.m. at a special program at the Pierce County Fair. For more information, visit https://www.co.pierce.wi.us/departments/fair/index.php

Audition for River Falls Community Theatre’s production of ‘The Red Velvet Cake War’

After more than a year of virtual performances, the River Falls Community Theatre is hosting live, in-person shows. Audition to be one of the 3 male, 7 female adult roles in this hilarious farce steeped with Texas humor by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, ‘The Red Velvet Cake War.’

Contact director David Markson at rfsignguy@yahoo.com to schedule an audition, Saturday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. or Monday, June 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Auditions and performances will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls. Performance dates are August 20, 21, 27 and 28.

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