Military Day at fair planned for Labor Day; free entry

All current and former military service members and their immediate families are again being invited to attend the Calumet County Fair on Monday, Sept. 7 (Labor Day).

By providing a proof of military service, they will receive free admission that day.

A military salute program will be conducted at 10 a. m. in the pavilion building. Veterans and current military are welcome to bring their unit or post colors (along with a stand) to be displayed during the event.

The featured speaker at this year’s program will be Art Lane of Window World in Green Bay. He will be speaking about the Veterans Airlift Command, which provides free air transportation to veterans who were wounded in combat since Sept. 11, 2001 when they or family members need medical services or are traveling for other compassionate purposes.

As a special attraction for the day, the Veterans Tribute Trailer will be on display at the fairgrounds in Chilton. Designed to promote the Wounded Warrior Project, it has more than 370 pictures, many of which are of Wisconsin veterans.

Donations for the two organizations will be accepted throughout the day. County Fair officials are acknowledging contributions already received from Polly’s Pumpkin Patch, and Herb and Fran Harder. A mobile veterans center also will be stationed on the fairgrounds that day.

Other Labor Day activities at the fair are the polka party featuring the Jerry Schneider and Musical Brass bands, the Still Cruisin’ band, a car show, a horse promoters speed show, three Reptile Adventure shows, and the Smash Fest in addition to the fair entry exhibits and commercial and organizational booths.

Any questions about the military appreciation day can be directed to Judy McGlin by e-mail to jlm686@hotmail.comor by phone to (920) 428-2782. Notices about the day have been e-mailed to the Veterans Service officers in every Wisconsin county.