’Kiss the Cow’ event benefits Grace PlaceThe Salvation Army will sponsor their first annual “Kiss a Cow” competition at this year’s St. Croix County Fair.
The Salvation Army will sponsor their first annual “Kiss a Cow” competition at this year’s St. Croix County Fair.
Civic leaders in each community, along with County Board Chairman Daryl Standafer, have agreed to compete for votes at the Grace Place booth. The winner will kiss “Ice Cream,” a lovely Guernsey dairy cow who resides on the Misty Meadows Farm, owned by Randy and Kelly Peterson in Wilson.
Grace Place is planning to staff their booth at the fair in Glenwood City from July 21-24 in order to educate county residents regarding the scope of services provided in the area. The Grace Place office in Somerset is the hub of The Salvation Army’s outreach in St. Croix County. One of their many programs is the funding of milk coupons distributed at food pantries and in the county’s Head Start backpacks.
Fairgoers will be asked to purchase cuddly stuffed cows with the proceeds going to “Moola for Milk,” the county’s milk coupon fund. For every dollar spent at the Grace Place booth, the shopper will be allowed a vote for the county board chair or for their favorite mayor or village president. “Ice Cream” will get a kiss on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. in front of the Dairy Building.
The following leaders have agreed to participate: Daryl Standafer, county board chairman; Alan Burchill, Hudson mayor; Fred Horne, New Richmond mayor; John Larson, Glenwood City mayor; Jeff Johnson, Somerset Village president; Willard Moeri, Roberts Village president; Willy Zevenbergen, Baldwin Village president; Barry Ketchum, Woodville Village president; Randy Olson, Deer Park Village president; Craig Grandahl, Wilson Village president; and Marsha Brunkhorst, Spring Valley Village president.