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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.

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.

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.


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