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Lafayette Co. Dairy Breakfast slated for June 10 in Gratiot
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GRATIOT - The 41st annual Lafayette County Dairy Breakfast will be from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 10 at the Roper Shippy Farms, 12348 White School Road, Gratiot.

It will be hosted by the Denny and Mary Shippy family, who are involved with FFA and 4-H chapters and crop farm about 550 acres of corn and beans.

The menu will be scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, sausage links, cheese, doughnuts, pudding, milk, juice, coffee, cake and strawberry ice cream sundaes. Music will be provided by the Fever River String Band. Activities include a children's corner by the Cuba City Merry Mixers; face painting and a pedal tractor pull sponsored by Wisconsin Farmers Union; a petting zoo sponsored by Black Hawk FFA; antique tractors; door prizes; a Lafayette County nurses booth and Lafayette County Land Conservation Awards.

The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for children under 10 and free for preschoolers. Parking is free. The breakfast will be held rain or shine.

Donations are being accepted to support the Lafayette County Dairy Committee Inc., a nonprofit group of volunteers working to promote the dairy industry. People who donate $25 or more will receive four tickets to the breakfast and recognition in the program. The annual dairy breakfast, milk and cheese donations and school educational programs are done to promote and educate consumers about the economic impact the dairy industry has on the county, state and nation.

Anybody interested in hosting a future dairy breakfast may contact one of the officers: Jay Stauffacher at 608-776-4173; Kerry Gratz at 608-776-4089; Dave Spensley at 608-762-5165; or Glenda Komprood at 608-922-6226.

Anybody wanting to volunteer to help with the breakfast may contact Mary Moore at 608-482-2345 or 608-922-3345.