1010 E. Forest Avenue, Neenah – Sponsored by Legacy Private Trust Company

1010 E Forest Ave (3)

History and character abounds in the beautiful William Waters Queen Anne home built in 1904 and located on Doty Island in Neenah.  The original owner and constructor of the home was Albert M. Gilbert of Gilbert Paper Company in Menasha.

The moment you walk through the double French door entrance you see the charming character of this Queen Anne home.  The large open foyer shows off the winding wood staircase and a beautiful chandelier immediately grabs your attention.  This is a must see!

This home will feature tastings from the Festival Foods Deli and Bakery and the Neenah Historical Society will be on site to provide details of this beautiful home’s rich history. 

624 Emerson Street, Neenah – Sponsored by TGS Construction, LLC

Emerson House

This single level “no step entry” house was built in 2000 and features many unique features for independent living in a wheelchair.  The home sprawls across two City of Neenah lots giving it room for the most recent addition to the home where you will not want to leave.  You will be amazed at the addition and the beautiful amenities it offers. 

This home will feature tastings and demonstrations by Spats Food and Spirits, Valley Short Line Model Railroad Club and Virtual Auto Racing. 

Sharing Holiday Joy

PoinsettiaDecember 2014 – NMES provided poinsettias to 40 Meals on Wheels clients, a tradition which has continued for the last decade.  In addition, each client received a paper wreath, hand-made by the students at St. Margaret Mary Elementary School. Both items were delivered on December 22 and brought huge smiles to many faces.  Most of our clients are home bound and have limited contact with others over the holidays, making this visit extra heartwarming!


Winnebago Mental Health Institute Beneficiary of NMES Ladies Holiday Giving

December 2014 – This Holiday season the Winnebago Mental Health Institute was the beneficiary of our annual NMES special giving.  By making personal donations the members of NMES were able to meet many basic needs of the patients and bring smiles with some extra treats!

“Winnebago (Mental Health Institute) specializes in serving both male and female children, adolescents and adults with complex psychiatric conditions that are often combined with challenging behaviors. Winnebago provides a secure setting to meet the legal, behavioral, treatment and recovery needs of mental health care consumers”

The Julaine Farrow Museum, on their grounds in Oshkosh, offers 10 rooms of exhibits sharing the evolution of mental health care at their facility since 1873.

Annual Kitchen Tour

January, 2015 – The 5th Annual Kitchen Tour was a huge success!  A heartfelt thank you to all our participants and sponsors!   We are excited to announce that the 6th Annual NMES Kitchen Tour is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2015.  Five kitchens will be featured along with tastings and demonstrations, two of which are in historical homes.  Tickets will be available for purchase in March at area locations, from NMES members and the NMES website.  We  hope to see you in April!

The Orbit – a closet full of hope

In September of 2014, our group volunteered to assist the Neenah High School staff in their creation of a school community closet, called The Orbit.  This crucial service now offers additional support for a growing number of students needing assistance with basic needs.  NMES volunteers painted, cleaned and supplied bins for storage, shelving, and organizational supplies in the space designated for the closet at NHS, and helped organize all donated items.  We also took up a collection of items, including personal care and hygiene products and non-perishable food items, and donated them to the closet.  In October, The Orbit opened to the student population and has become an instant success with many students being able to receive critical supplies.  NMES is ready to help with additional supplies or to help fulfill requests in ongoing support of this great NHS service.

Cookbooks Still Available

NMES still has a limited number of copies of cookbooks from our series. If you are interested in purchasing a copy simply submit your request to [email protected] The cost for a cookbook is $10 and all proceeds support the mission of NMES.

Homelessness Prevention Program

Currently, 90% of all of our requests for financial assistance are for Housing and take the form of rent, security deposits, mortgage payments, and utility bills as a part of our Homelessness Prevention Program.