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Preview of Langlade County Breakfast on the Farm event

June 22, 2012

Langlade County's bi-annual Breakfast on the Farm event will be taking place this Sunday in the heart of the county. The Terry and Sharon Schroepfer Farm, located east of Bryant off Highway 52, is where hundreds of people are expected to come between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. to enjoy food and activities.

Both appeared on the WATK-AM 900 Arby's Breakfast Club Thursday to talk more about the event. Terry said there will be plenty of good food availabel for the breakfast that will be prepared courtesy of Nueske at Gullivers. "They have scrambled eggs with sausages, pancakes, our own local maple syrup, cheesy hash browns, donuts, milk, orange juice, coffee, and then we'll have some cheese sampling and then along with some ice cream."

In addition to the food, Schroepfer said that there will be plenty of other activities taking place for people of all ages to enjoy through the morning hours. "We have horse rides from Ed Brandt coming from 8 to 1. We have a kiddie's tractor pull, a jumping castle for the kids. We'll also have a petting zoo, and Alice in Dairyland should be there. We're going to have a candy drop for the kids. Hopefully the plane will hit it right. And then we're having music provided by the Zack Wade Project, and we're also gonna have the LYVE kids perform."

The event is put on by the Langlade County Dairy Promotion Board as part of the annual observance of June Dairy Month, intended to educate people about what takes place on a dairy farm today. Schroepfer said certain activities regarding this will be done including self-guided tours of their family-run farm, county 4-H clubs leading farm animal presentations, and long-time county resident Keith Wilson leading a farm safety demonstration. "He's going to be doing a tractor safety demonstration. We'll have one of our tractors out there with the PTO shaft going, and he's going to show what will happen if you actually get caught in it. So he does have a dummy he throws into it so it's very interesting to watch."

The breakfast will take place rain or shine, but other activities may be cancelled if the weather does not cooperate. Cost for the breakfast is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12 and free for those ages five and under.

Shawano County residents will also have their annual Breakfast on the Farm event this Sunday, taking place southeast of Bonduel.

by Rusty Mehlberg

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