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'Faith, Family, Friends' the Theme of Family Living Area

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days is July 15-17 in Greenleaf.

The Family Living Area at the 2008 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Brown County will offer three main attractions: the Family Living Tent, Arts & Crafts, and tours of the host family's home.

Family Living Tent: Stroll through the many informational and educational displays for the whole family and enjoy the entertainment on the Family Living Stage. This year's theme is Faith, Family and Friends.

Arts & Crafts: Visit the two large tents containing various vendors with all sorts of original handmade crafted items that will be on sale all three days.

House Tours: The Gerrits Family proudly invites you to tour their rural country home. Not only does it have a unique design, its view of the Fox Valley and family farm is breathtaking.

Exhibitors in the Family Living Tent

  • American Cancer Society
  • Brown County Historical Society – Hazelwood Historic House Museum
  • Brown County Association for Home and Community Education
  • Brown County UW- Extension Office
  • The Bridge Between Retreat Center Inc.
  • Heritage Hill State Historical Park
  • 2nd U.S. Cavalry Living History
  • Wisconsin Maple Syrup Producers Association
  • Wisconsin Women for Agriculture
  • Wrightstown Historical Society – Town of Kaukauna Historical Society
  • Bob Seidl – Old-time Instruments & Music
  • Brown County Health Department – Adult Tetanus shots available from 9 am-11:30 am until gone.
  • Family Exhibit – "Gerrits Past & Present Memories"

Family Living Tent Entertainment Schedule
(All times and performances subject to change)

Tuesday, July 15

9:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:00 am University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band
10:30 am Dust Off Those Skeletons – Saving Family Stories - Susan Manzke
11:15 am Something Old Quartet - Barbershop Quartet
11:45 pm Soul Gardening and Composting - Caroline Sullivan O.P., Executive Director, The Bridge-Between Retreat Center Inc.
12:30 pm Bill Clancy - Irish Entertainment
1:00 pm Alice in Dairyland - Ashley Huibregtse
1:30 pm Something Old Quartet - Barbershop Quartet
2:00 pm Echo Mountain - Local Bluegrass Band
3:00 pm The Many Uses of Aprons - Judy Knudsen, Family Living Educator/Dept. Head, Brown County, U.W. Extension
3:30 pm Echo Mountain - Local Bluegrass Band

Wednesday, July 16

8:30 am Railroad Ron and Bob - Musical Variety Show
9:00 am Morning Prayer Service - Pastor Steve Kline
9:30 am Railroad Ron and Bob - Musical Variety Show
10:00 am Ten Things Every Wisconsinite Should Know About Cheese - Trevor Jones, Curator of History, Neville Public Museum
10:45 am Railroad Ron and Bob - Musical Variety Show
11:00 am Wisconsin Friendship Chorus
11:30 am Railroad Ron and Bob - Musical Variety Show
12:00 pm Stories From the Land - Jerry Apps
12:30 pm Alice in Dairyland - Ashley Huibregtse
1:00 pm Meet the Gerrits Family - Farm History
1:30 pm Wisconsin Friendship Chorus
2:00 pm Dust Off Those Skeletons – Saving Family Stories - Susan Manzke
3:00 pm Following the Journey of Laura Ingalls Wilder in Quilts - Christine Kneip, Family Living Educator/Dept. Head, Winnebago County, U.W. Extension
4:00 pm Instruments From the Past - Bob Seidl

Thursday, July 17

8:30 am Instruments From the Past - Bob Seidl
9:00 am Morning Prayer Service - Pastor Steve Kline
9:30 am Instruments From the Past - Bob Seidl
10:00 am Kaytee Live Bird Demonstration - Kaytee Products
11:00 pm Stories From the Land - Jerry Apps
11:30 am Wayside Morrison Concert Band
12:30 pm Alice in Dairyland - Ashley Huibregtse
1:00 pm Meet the Gerrits Family - What happens next?
1:30 pm Hee Haw Revisited - St. Mary's Church Choir, Greenleaf, WI
2:00 pm Wayside Morrison Concert Band
3:00 pm Ten Things Every Wisconsinite Should Know About Cheese - Trevor Jones, Curator of History, Neville Public Museum
3:45 pm The Many Uses of Aprons - Judy Knudsen, Family Living Educator/Dept. Head Brown County, U.W. Extension

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