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2020 Virtual Family Fun Expo

It's our Family Fun Expo, COVID-19 style! Gather the kids and enjoy our headline act, Josh Peters of the Dangerous Fun Show, on Facebook, then visit the vendors who hoped to welcome you at the Onalaska OmniCenter prior to quarantine.

Special thanks to our Altra/Mayo Family Fun Expo title sponsors:

Altra Federal Credit Union

Start your children in the right financial direction with Altra. Check out the many resources for teaching kids about finances, offered in partnership with Coulee Parenting Connection.

Mayo Clinic Health System Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

As part of their response to COVID-19, pediatric care previously available in Onalaska has been transitioned to the La Crosse Clinic. Looking for ways to manage screen time? Find helpful advice and fun ideas in their article, “Help Kids Unplug While School is Closed.”

Thanks as well to these businesses and organizations who hoped to meet you at the Expo:


Providing services for people with disabilities in 43 counties from 9 locations throughout Wisconsin. Helping people reach their potential by providing support.

Aquinas Catholic Schools

A place for students to gain knowledge, develop wisdom, and reinforce the values you teach at home. Aquinas Schools are open to families of all faiths and offer several tuition assistance programs, from 3-year-old preschool to grade 12. Many before and aftercare programs as well. 

Boy Scouts of America – Gateway Area Council

Scouting is now available for boys and girls of all ages, and even offers family programs. Visit their website and join the “Scouting @ Home” challenge

Catholic Charities Adoption Team & Wisconsin Adoption and Permanency Support Program

The Catholic Charities adoption team can answer any questions you have about the adoption process, and the Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support Program (WisAPSP) offers supports after adoption. We’re here to build and support families! Find out more at and

Cell Plus

U.S. Cellular Authorized Agent, Cell.Plus, serves with excellence in customer care to keep you connected. Providing call-in curbside service at Holmen and La Crosse location stores for the duration of the social distancing recommendations. 

Children's Museum of La Crosse

The Children's Museum is looking forward to welcoming children and families for affordable, interactive play and learning when we can re-open. In the meantime, stay home, stay healthy, and follow us on for daily live programming videos and other resources to help your household. Remember, kindness is contagious too!

Civil Air Patrol, La Crosse Composite Squadron

Learn more about this organization dedicated to emergency services, aerospace education, and providing youth an aviation experience in a way few other youth programs are able. CAP cadets ages 12 to 19 fly in airplanes, soar in gliders, learn to lead, wear the Air Force uniform with pride, and learn to rescue missing persons and locate lost aircraft.

Cordell's Automotive

It is important that you choose an auto repair shop that you can trust, one that treats you like family. With a mission to save you time & be preventative with maintaining your vehicles, Cordell provides a free digital safety inspection with every service ($60 value) and even offers online scheduling. With two convenient locations in La Crosse and Holmen, Cordell’s is serving our community during COVID-19 by providing home pick up and drop off of your vehicle. 

Coulee Region Child Abuse Prevention Task Force

This group of concerned organizations and community members from throughout the region are devoted to unifying their efforts in the prevention of child abuse, with a focus on awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Follow them on Facebook to learn more about their activities.

Edward Jones

Whether you're planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, we can work together to develop specific strategies to help you achieve your goals. We can also monitor your progress to help make sure you stay on track or determine if any adjustments need to be made. Throughout it all, we're dedicated to providing you top-notch client service.

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin – Badgerland

The world may be stopped, but not Girl Scouts ­– they’re unstoppable! Visit Girl Scouts online (website and Facebook) to see ALL the amazing experiences and enrichment opportunities for girls and their families. Cool stuff includes maze-building and knot-tying hands-on virtual activities. ALL girls are welcome to participate, including earning the exclusive Girl Scout at Home patch. 

All of Us Research Program - Gundersen Health System

All of Us is a research program that aims to understand why people get sick or stay healthy. We hope that people who join will give us information about their health, habits, and what it’s like where they live. Why join? Learn more about your health. Represent your community. Create a healthier future for generations to come.

Immanuel Lutheran School

Immanuel Lutheran School offers a Christ-centered education for children aged Pre-3K through 8th grade. It is our mission to assist parents in their God-given responsibility to “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” (Proverbs 22:6).

Kurt Pfaff - State Farm

At the Kurt Pfaff State Farm Agency, it is our professional responsibility to assist you in creating a personal insurance plan that protects your hard work and financial future. We proactively and effectively help people manage the risks of everyday life. It is our commitment to provide you with the respect and customer service you deserve with your insurance. 

La Crosse Area Family YMCA

Need a little physical activity, relaxation, or things to do as a family? Check out the Y's Facebook page for Virtual Workouts, Mindful Minutes, Family Activities, and more. There's also YMCA 360 (, a set of virtual exercise classes and well-being programs for all ages to do from home.

La Crosse Area Prevention Network 

Start having short, frequent conversations about alcohol and other drugs as early as 8 years old. Don’t know where to start? Check out Be the One for tips and facts.

 La Crosse Loggers Baseball

The Loggers have proudly called La Crosse home for the last 17 seasons. With their players’ and personnel staff’s safety at heart, they are monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. For now, the League is preparing for the start of the season as anticipated with Home Opener, 2020 scheduled for May 27. Visit their website for the latest updates. 

Laura's Baking Delights

Visit Laura’s Baking Delights on Facebook for free decorating classes. DIY kits and treats are available for purchase at the website.

Leithold Music

While they feel music is “essential,” Leithold’s values the health of its community and is closed in accordance with the governor’s order. You can still sign up online to rent an instrument for your student for delivery to your school as soon as it’s allowed.

Midwest Dental

While non-emergency and elective dental care is suspended, check out these articles for tips on dental hygiene while social distancing.

7 Tips for Good Oral Health While Social Distancing

5 More Tips for Good Oral Health While Social Distancing 

Moms on the Run Onalaska

Ready to get in shape post-COVID-19? Sign up for this 18-week training class with a start date post-quarantine. Whether you’re a walker or a runner, you will start at your level and progress through training.

M.Y. Life Health Center

Boost your immune system during this time, and learn the best ways to successfully manage your pain using a mind and body approach. M.Y. Life Health Center remains open during this time and accepts new patients. See what focused, gentle chiropractic care can do for you. Visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

Onalaska Family Chiropractic Wellness

Inspiring our community towards optimal Health through Chiropractic are and the principles of natural healing. Onalaska Family Chiropractic is the forefront on information and science in regards to your health, wellness, and chiropractic. Mission: to lead and educate as many families as possible toward optimal health through chiropractic care and the principles of natural healing.

Partners in Excellence 

Partners In Excellence offers a set of effective treatment programs for children ages 1-10 years old diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Visit their website for parent resources you can use during quarantine

Safe Kids Coulee Region Coalition

Safe Kids is dedicated to preventing unintentional injuries, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Safe Kids works with coalitions around the world, just like here in the Coulee Region, to reduce injuries from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, when Safe Kids Worldwide was founded, there has been a 53 percent decrease in the unintentional injury rate among children 19 years and younger. The Safe Kids Coulee Region Coalition, led by Gundersen Health System, involves a team of dedicated community agencies and volunteers committed to reducing childhood injury and death.

Salvation Army

Become a partner in doing the most good. You can help our community’s most vulnerable populations by donating to the Salvation Army or meeting the many volunteer needs in the thrift store and kitchen. 

Shepherd’s Flock Preschool

Located in Onalaska, this preschool serves ages 3 to 5 years old, with a multi-age class in the fall and summer camp June 8-12.

True North Chiropractic

True North Chiropractic is a neurologically-based chiropractic practice for the whole family, utilizing state-of-the-art technology to get an exact understanding of how your body is functioning. The technology that the doctors of True North Chiropractic use is fun and informative for the entire family!


Professional housekeeping & janitorial services for the La Crosse area. Providing fully insured and bonded local cleaners for your home, apartment, or business. Daily, weekly, bi-weekly and monthly plans are available as well as single cleanings. They can provide services anytime day or night and can accommodate almost any schedule. Call for a free, no-obligation quote: 608-769-7361


The philosophy of VARC Child and Youth Services is to nurture the whole child, provide respective services, and to support independence. Through person-centered services, experienced staff, and meaningful participation, VARC promotes emotional literacy, daily living skills, and strives to provide a foundation of self-esteem for all children.

Viterbo Fine Arts Center

The Viterbo Fine Arts Center provides high quality arts and entertainment experiences for all ages. Performances include dance, theatre, classical and contemporary music, and more. The Fine Arts Center also hosts camps, workshops, and residency activities for children and adults.

Wisconsin Fathers for Children & Families

Wisconsin Fathers/Friends for Children and Families (WFCF) Mission: Enrich the prosperity of children from divided/blended families through advocacy, initiatives, support for shared and cooperative parenting. WE BELIEVE: "Kids Need......BOTH parents." 

Wisconsin Farmers Union - Kamp Kenwood

Give your kids the gift of summer camp post-COVID-19. Located on the beautiful Lake Wissota, the traditional overnight camp offers hiking, swimming, campfires, drama, singing, co-ed games and theme nights, and arts and crafts.