APPLETON — As interest in Facebook groups continues to skyrocket, Kaukauna Community News has a launched a new group for its Appleton followers.

Followers can join Appleton Wi Community News Facebook group HERE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/appletonnews

“Kaukauna Community Group has grown to more than 9,000 followerswith nearly 2,000 of them are from Appleton,” said Kaukauna Community News co-founder Dan Plutchak. “This gives our Appleton neighbors an online community all their own.”

There currently are several active Appleton Facebook groups — Appleton Wi Community events, You know your grew up in Appleton and Fox Cities Scanner — but none devoted to news of the community in Appleton.

The new Appleton group hopes to grow into a home for the kind of neighborly sharing that’s made the Kaukauna group successful.

For example, the most engaging posts recently are from a woman whose packages delivered to the wrong address were returned by a local business owner, a photo of the Grignon Mansion from the Christmas parade and advice on a student struggling in school.

Kaukauna’s group also is a forum for community leaders, with they mayor, teachers and others regulary jumping in to answer residents’ questions.

Plutchak says he hopes Appleton’s group will provide the same forum.

Followers also can like the Appleton Community News Facebook page HERE.

The Appleton Wi Community News group is part of the Plutchaknews Network, with publishes more than 20 social media pages and websites in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.