Thousands turn out for Breakfast in the Valley

Kristi Schumacher

EAU CLAIRE - More than 3,500 people attended the 21st annual Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast in the Valley.

The event was held from 5 to 10 a.m. June 9 at the Eau Claire County Expo Center.  Attendance was slightly up from last year's event, but with 300 volunteers, the entire process went smoothly, with no waiting for a hungry crowd, organizers said.

One of the 300 volunteers helping to make the breakfast a success.

Bob Bosold served as emcee for the breakfast, with special guest Crystal Siemers-Peterman, Wisconsin's new 70th Alice in Dairyland. Crystal grew up on her family's registered Holstein dairy farm near Cleveland, WI, and spoke on the importance of agriculture and the family farm.

Emcee Bob Bosold and 2017 Alice in Dairyland Crystal Siemers-Peterman at Breakfast in the Valley held June 9 in Eau Claire..

For many, Breakfast in the Valley is a yearly tradition. For others this was a new experience, but everyone young and old enjoyed the well prepared scrambled eggs, Wisconsin cheeses, frozen custard with cornflakes and strawberries, and more.

Everyone is already looking forward to 2018 and the 22nd Breakfast in the Valley.

A team effort is needed to make the amount of scrambled eggs for 3,500 people.