37th Annual Wilton Founders Day

The Founders Day committee has met and is making plans for this year's event, August 25 & 26, 2017.  The theme will be "Disco Fever" and the Grand Marshals are Jerry & Jerene Denning.   We would love to see a lot of parade entries this year!  

Once again there will be the Eager Beaver Run, Cornhole Tournament, Carnival, Bingo, Car Show, Parade, etc.   Stay tuned for more information! The bands this year are Friday night from 5-7 "Buddy Olson", from 8-12 "North of Forty"; Saturday night from 8–12 "Salonatics"!   

Legislative Open Forum

The Legislative Committee of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce will hold a Legislative Open Forum on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at the Wilton Community Room – 104 E. 4th St.

This meeting will have our Senator Robert Dvorsky & Representative Bobby Kaufmann on hand to answer and discuss current issues before both the House and the Senate.

The Forum is open to the public and all interested persons are invited and encouraged to attend.  Let's all take this opportunity to educate ourselves with the current legislative issues.

Christmas Lighting Contest

The Wilton Chamber Of Commerce is adding a new event to their Christmas activities scheduled for Sunday, December 4, 2016.  They are sponsoring a lighting contest with a deadline of Monday, November 28th to be included in the contest.  If this is something you’d like to do, please let the Chamber office know your name and address (563-732-2330) or email (  They will be judged the night of December 4th and the winners will receive chamber gift certificates.  The winners will be published in the Wilton-Durant Advocate News.  We hope to see a lot of you participate.

Wilton’s Christmas Activities

The Retail Trade committee of the Wilton Chamber of Commerce is planning their annual Christmas activities for Sunday, December 4, 2016.  There will a parade for Santa and Mrs. Claus’s entrance to Wilton.  They will be available to visit with area children from 5:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the old Library Bldg. – 106 E. 4th St.). The Window Walk will be held 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. and area businesses, groups & individuals are encouraged to participate.  There are forms available at the Chamber office!

2016-2017 United Way of Wilton Campaign

The United Way of Wilton will be kicking off their 2016-2017 Campaign in October.  Once again we will be doing a mailing for both Wilton and Moscow residents and the rural Wilton School District areas.  Please watch your mail for this information.  The success of the campaign depends on you for reaching the goal.  Also enclosed you will find a receipt listing the organizations receiving funds from this campaign.  There are 19 organizations that depend on the United Way of Wilton to keep their programs afloat!