Hands Over the Fox is an event to remember lives lost and help the community move forward after a tragic shooting took the lives of Jonathan & Olivia Stoffel and Adam Bentdahl on the Trestle Trail in Menasha, Wisconsin.
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
Program to begin at 7 p.m.
(We highly suggest you plan to arrive on either side of the bridge trail no later than 6:30 p.m. because of the large expected crowd; shuttles will start at 5 p.m. – scroll down for parking information
Trestle Trail Bridge, Menasha, WI | View Map
On Sunday, May 31st, community members will gather on both sides of the Trestle Trail Bridge beginning at 6:30 p.m
At 7 p.m., there will be a brief invocation, then people will be asked to walk onto the bridge from either side until both sides meet in the middle
Hands will be joined and raised during a moment of silence in honor of the lives lost. Nearby churches are asked to ring their bells at 7:33 p.m.; immediately following, boaters and kayakers in the surrounding water will collectively sound their horns as another sign of community strength and support.
Danny Leavins, Pastor at Calvary Bible Church
Don Merkes, mayor of the City of Menasha
Dale Youngquist, chairman of the Town of Menasha
Police Chief Tim Styka, city of Menasha
Shuttle service begins at 5PM and will continue throughout the event. Last shuttle will be 8:45PM. We strongly encourage you to use these locations because parking close to the parks on either side of the bridge is extremely limited!
A significantly large crowd is expected to attend the event, so we ask that you have patience as we shuttle people to and from parking locations. Please be prepared for some downtime!
Menasha Marina is organizing a ‘walk’ from the Marina to the Trestle Bridge for the event. Contact Diane (Harbor Master) at the marina for more information: (920) 967-5193
Faith Technologies, 225 Main St Menasha, has opened its parking lot; this is not a shuttle stop but is within walking distance from the Germainia Hall stop.
Jeff Amstutz, A2Z Design
Paul Brunette, Goodwill Industries, NCW
Cindy DeValk, Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Chad Hershner, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Lori Hoersch, U.S. Venture, Inc.
Lynn Marie Hopfensperger, Fox Communities Credit Union
Alison Mayer, Affinity Health System
Sara Montonati, Red Shoes PR, Inc.
Paula Morgen, ThedaCare
Greg Vandenberg, U.S. Venture, Inc.
If you or someone you know is in need of counseling services, please contact one of the many resources listed here or call 2-1-1 to be connected to resource:
Thank you to these businesses and organizations for their help in putting this event together!