Husar’s has a long history of community involvement and charitable giving. As a mainstay of the community since 1951, we’ve demonstrated our commitment to West Bend through charitable giving and volunteer efforts. Our support extends past West Bend to reach much of Southeastern Wisconsin. Each year we donate more than $20,000 in merchandise, as well as countless hours of time to worthy organizations and causes.
Marv Husar Spirit Award
In honor and memory of one of the West Bend Christmas Parade’s founders, Marvin Husar, we have been awarding the “Marv Husar Spirit Award” since 2010. The judges are randomly located throughout the parade line, and judge on three main criteria: creativeness, entertainment value, and overall jolliness. The winning group receives a $500 cash prize, etched crystal award, and bragging rights for the entire year! For more information regarding the West Bend Christmas Parade click Here.
Husar’s Diamond Dash 5k
In 2016, we hosted the inaugural Husar’s Diamond Dash 5k in support of a local nonprofit, Enchantment in the Park. We have donated over $40,000 thus far! The race through one of Wisconsin’s finest holiday light displays, usually takes place on the first Sunday in December. By signing up to run or walk in this family friendly event, you will be supporting Enchantment in the Park, the Full Shelf Food Pantry and the Washington County Senior Center.
West Bend Police Explorers
We are proud sponsors of the West Bend Police Explorers, and since 2010 have donated more than $35,000 to help purchase their uniforms and training equipment. The Explorer Post mission statement is to provide area youth with a better understanding of local government, its functions and responsibilities; to promote respect for the law; to provide each Explorer and Cadet with the opportunity to observe the operations of the police department in the discharge of its responsibility to protect and4serve the citizens of West Bend; and to provide information and exploration of law enforcement careers.
More events coming soon!