Weather Forecast


Grace Place to hold first "Kiss a Cow" event at St Croix County Fair

The Salvation Army will sponsor the first annual "Kiss a Cow" competition at this year's county fair. Civic leaders in each community, along with the county board chair, 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 will sponsor a booth at the fair in Glenwood City from July 21-24 to provide information for county residents regarding the scope of services in the St. Croix Valley area. The Grace Place office in Somerset is the hub of the Salvation Army's outreach in St. Croix County. One of the many programs is the funding of milk coupons distributed at food pantries and in the county's Head Start backpacks.

Fair-goers can also 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, July 23, at 7 p.m. in front of the Dairy Building.

The following leaders have agreed to participate: Daryl Standafer - County Board Chair; Alan Burchill, Hudson; Fred Horne, New Richmond; John Larson, Glenwood City; Jeff Johnson, Somerset; Willard Moeri, Roberts; Willy Zevenbergen, Baldwin; Barry Ketchum, Woodville; Randy Olson, Deer Park; Craig Grandahl, Wilson; and Marsha Brunkhorst, Spring Valley.