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La Crosse family moves into home, as kids get scholarships through non-profit program



Two $25,000 scholarships for moving into a La Crosse neighborhood sounded great to Dawn Wacek.

She, her husband and two sons moved into a brand new house they helped build on 7th St. last week with help from La Crosse Promise. The nonprofit organization helps families move into a new home and provides scholarships for doing so.

Wacek said their financial troubles were reason enough to help their children.

“We both have quite a bit of student debt ourselves,” she said, “and we really didn’t want our kids to start out with that same kind of burden.”

Each of their sons are eligible for the scholarship.

Wacek was thankful to have finished the house before the Christmas holiday. Both sides of the family will visit in the next couple weeks, she said.

The Waceks are one of 14 families receiving help from La Crosse Promise.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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  1. purnima

    December 12, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Hello Admin,
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