Chamber invites you to breakfast

Wendy Hoeck, manager of the Stone’s Throw Golf Course, has pancakes on her mind — and that can only mean one thing.
It’s time for the Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce’s Expo and Community Breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22 at Milaca High School.
Hoeck, a Chamber board member, heads up planning for the breakfast, which has its history rooted in the original Farmers Breakfast, which was then renamed the Farmers & Friends Breakfast before taking on its most recent name.
No matter what you call the breakfast, the 47th annual event will not disappoint, with pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk and coffee on the menu.
While the breakfast is free, the Chamber suggests a donation of cash or nonperishable food items to the Milaca Area Pantry. The Pantry receives a match on donations made during the month of March.
Milaca’s teachers are helping provide a new twist to the breakfast this year, according to Rich Melvin, executive director of the Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce. The Milaca Education Association has stepped up as a co-sponsor of the event, providing much-needed support to the popular community event.
“I’m excited,” Melvin said. “This will give them great visibility and will provide us with people-power to help grow the event even further.”
The breakfast is more than a community meal. Every 15 to 20 minutes there will be a drawing, with valuable prizes awarded to the winners, Hoeck said. Jeff Peterson and Paul Jackson will be the announcers for the drawings.
Alongside the community breakfast will be the Chamber’s biannual expo, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., also at the high school.
Melvin anticipates  40 or more vendors will attend to share what they have to offer.
Registration for businesses and organizations to reserve a vendor booth at the expo closes Sunday, March 15. For more information on securing space at the expo, contact Melvin at 320-983-3140 or info@milacachamber.com.

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