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That Time of Year In addition to honoring those who have served our country and protected our freedoms, Memorial Day in Madison means - Bratfest! Bratfest is looking to beat its' own record of 209,376 set back in 2010. According to Brat Master TIM METCALFE, "With this year's forecast we have a good chance at making a run for it this year." Bratfest has grown from Tim's dad (TOM METCALFE who passed away in 2006) sitting in the Hilldale parking lot with a Smokey Joe grill, a couple of packs of brats and hot dogs and a cooler full of liter soda bottles inviting customers to a "Brat and a Pop for a Buck." Today, Bratfest is at Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center with a carnival, bands, the Johnsonville semi-truck griller, hundreds of volunteers earning funds for their charitable group with celebrity cashiers serving thousands over the 3-day event. "Should be a great year, we have been cooped up all winter long, its time to break out the grill and start grilling some Johnsonville brats," said Metcalfe.
Challenging the Record In addition to trying to break the world's record for most brats sold, TIM and KEVIN METCALFE are going after another record set last year by Ptacek's IGA in Prescott. They are going to try and beat the "the longest brat in a bun" record. The current record stands at 52', 2". The Metcalfe's will attempt to break it by grilling a 54' brat in a bun on Saturday at Brat Fest.
SSHHH! Silent Auction Approaching! Collectibles, memorabilia, electronics, hotel nights and more! Donations are needed for the Silent Auction at the Grocery Industry Golf Outing to benefit the WGA's Education & Scholarship Foundation and Nutrition Grant Program. Click here for donation details or click here to review four Nutrition Grants funded in 2013!
FORE! Heads Up! It's less than two weeks away until the WGA's Grocery Industry Golf Outing. Sunshine has been ordered for Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Trappers Turn Golf Course in Wisconsin Dells. NEW this year - ALL golfers receive an Andy North contest package including mulligans, red ticket raffle tickets, 8 game contest cards and more! This outing has a long tradition of amusing challenges, product sampling, and enjoying a best ball scramble game of golf while networking with the grocery industry. Register by downloading a Retailer Registration form here or a Sponsorship Registration form here . All vendor companies must sponsor to participate. Contact CHERYL LYTLE for additional information at (888) 342-5942 ext. 303.
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