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May Fair slated for May 11

The 2012 Dairy Heritage Calf winner, Jenna Acterhof, is pictured in the foreground and the donors are pictured in the background (left to right) June, Todd and Dean Doornink. The photo is courtesy of the Glenwood City Tribune Press Reporter.

The fourth annual May Fair Event & Sale will take place on Saturday, May 11, at the St. Croix County Fairgrounds, Glenwood City.

Gates will open for inspection of auction items at 4 p.m. with the formal program starting at 5 p.m. The May Fair Event & Sale is sponsored by The Friends of the St. Croix County Fairgrounds in cooperation with the St. Croix County 4-H Dairy Committee. The event will be held in the Commercial Building on the Fairgrounds. The building will be heated as needed.

A ham and roasted chicken dinner, catered by local caterer Ruth Hurtgen, will be served starting at 5 p.m. The dinner is a free will donation event. Additionally there will be free milk and 25-cent ice cream cones available, while supplies last.

The entertainment for the event will feature Bruce Libby and his concertina. There will also be local talent from the Roberts Ribbon Reapers, Golden Fireballs and Hudson Trailblazers 4-H Clubs as they perform their acts from the 4-H Talent Explosion. For the younger attendees, there will be a Nickel Scramble, sponsored by Blue Ribbon Feeds, with plenty of silver for all.

The silent and live auctions will feature items from production agriculture supplies to restaurant and salon packages. Special this year are a pair of football tickets for Green Bay and several pair of professional baseball tickets.

For the hobby farmer, there is a parade ready IH Model B Tractor, 12' IH Pulvamulcher, a JD 16A Flail Chopper plus several horse drawn implements. And let's not forget mom. There will be beautiful flowering hanging baskets from Circle H Greenhouse just in time for Mother's Day.

Again this year, the winner of the 2013 4-H Dairy Heritage Calf will be announced. Presentation of the calf will be to a deserving 4-H Dairy project member. Additionally there will be several check presentations, plus special recognition of community civic organization donors.

The purpose of the May Fair Event & Sale is to raise funds for the Renovations of the Generations Capital Fund Campaign. Great strides have already been made, with Dairy Barn #1 having been erected for the 2011 Fair and completely paid for. Dairy Barn #2 is up and will be completed in time for the 2013 Fair.

Next on the horizon is the Horse Barn for which significant funds have already been raised. All funds raised at the May Fair Event will be directed toward capital improvements with the primary focus being completion of Dairy Barn #2 and retirement of its loan.

Contact Terry Mitchell at 715-246-5502, Rosemary Donahoe at 715-684-9060 or Chris Libbey at 715-246-5626 for more information or if you wish to make a donation. An electronic auction bill may be viewed at www.friendsofthestcroix starting May 1.