The official Chinese Zodiac “Year of the Goat” is from February 19, 2015 to February 7, 2016, and for Endres Mfg. Company, it has been G.O.A.T. — Greatest Of All Times! Larry Endres, the second generation president of EMC would be thrilled and proud of his idea bringing such fun and spirit to the community.
Top 10 list included, but not limited to:
- Goats on Main Street, an art project to build the reputation of the Waunakee community and promote art were auctioned off and proceeds given to the Waunakee Community Foundation and the EMC Foundation
- Sponsorship of Vilas Zoo “Be a Kid Again” night for young adults at the Zoo
- Sponsoring various community events with the Goat Mascot acting as host
- Giving a Rockin’ Goat to the first registered baby born each month
- 80 Goat coffee mugs filled with Easter candy from the Easter Bunny….Goat
- Hosting the Waunakee Easter Egg Hunt welcomed by the Goat Mascot
- Launching 100 papers lanterns on the Chinese International Kite Day on September 9 with hundreds of families meeting in the EMC park
- Summer School Class to teach young children how to care for goats
- Library Story Hour featuring stories with goats as lead characters
- Gifts for employees throughout the year, all with a goat theme, and purchasing a goat for needy families through World Vision in each employee’s name as a holiday gift that keeps on giving!