Community carries on dairy breakfast tradition

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BANGOR, WIS. (WXOW) –  The Community enjoyed the sunshine and a farm fresh breakfast on Saturday morning at Creamery Creek Holstein’s Farm.

An estimated 3,500 people attended the event. The amount of people who attended the event this year was the most that the La Crosse County Dairy Breakfast Committee had ever seen. The committee believed the event caught traction on Facebook and grew in popularity since then. In early April, the committee was struggling to find a host farm and later made an announcement that the annual Dairy Breakfast would be cancelled.

“In 48 hours time through Facebook, over 100,000 people made comments and likes about wishing the breakfast could go on,” Dairy Breakfast Committee Chairman Jeff Heitkamp said.

The La Crosse County community breakfast is held annually at a different farm each year. This year was the Creamery Creek’s second year in a row hosting the breakfast.

“It’s never been done in a county before to have the same farm have it two years in a row,”  Heitkamp said. “And they said if that’s what it means to the public, that many people comment about it, they were willing to have it for the second year in a row.”

Along with enjoying a breakfast, the community also had the chance to see where their local dairy products are normally produced.

The breakfast included eggs, pancakes, sausage, yogurt and cheese curds. Different beverages were available as well, including milk, coffee and orange juice. The profits from the breakfast go directly back to organizations and clubs that volunteered at the breakfast and support the event annually. The Lions Club, FFA and 4-H Clubs will all benefit from volunteering at the breakfast.

The Dairy Breakfast Committee is still in search of a host farm for next year’s La Crosse County Dairy Breakfast.

Abigail Moore

Abigail Moore

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