Celebrate June Dairy Month in Portage County
For the City Times
CUSTER – The Portage County Dairy Committee is excited to announce the 42nd Annual June Dairy Day and Brunch being held at Edgewood Dairy in Custer on June 4. LaVerne and Cindy Lepak, along with their children Crystal, Tracy and Joseph, welcome you to their farm from 8 a.m. to noon.
The delicious dairy breakfast will feature pancakes with real butter and real maple syrup, scrambled eggs with cheese, sausages, fresh cheese curds, milk and ice cream sundaes. Activities at the event include a guided, informational tour of the farm’s dairy facilities, where attendees can learn more about how a dairy farm works, kid’s games and activities, educational displays, equipment displays and even dairy jeopardy. Tickets for the brunch are $8 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-10 and free for children aged five and under. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at Feltz’s Dairy Store, located at 5796 Porter Dr., Stevens Point, or on-site the day of the event.
Portage County has long been known for our incredible potato and vegetable production, but dairy also has a significant impact on the economy here. Portage County dairy farms produce over $42.5 million of economic activity in our county alone. The Portage County Dairy Committee is proud to support and celebrate our dairy farm families through educational and promotional activities throughout the year, including the annual dairy day held in June each year. Other activities and organizations funded by the Dairy committee include local 4-H clubs, FFA chapters, the Boys & Girls Club, Children’s Museum, Community Thanksgiving Dinner and other community events.
The Dairy Committee is also hosting a Meat & Dairy Raffle in conjunction with the lunch. Proceeds support the activities mentioned above and on-going efforts of the Portage County Dairy Committee. A grand-prize meat basket valued at over $1,000 will be drawn at the breakfast, with 4 additional runner-up baskets also given away. Winners need not be present to win.