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Mayor's breakfast kicks off Dairy Fest weekend

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A Wood County tradition is back, and in full swing. Around 2,000 people attended the the Mayor's Breakfast this morning to help kickoff the 33rd annual Marshfield Dairy Fest.

Rishabh Sharma and his two friends really like eggs.

"We do it for the experience and adventure," said Sharma.

The three Marshfield natives were first in line for the Mayor's Breakfast. That's because they got in line at 10:00 a.m. Thursday.

"This year we thought we might as well break it again and go for 10 a.m. So, we did it," said fellow camper Andy Wittman.

"When I came here he was like, actually you've got to stay all night and we are going to be the first ones to go at 5:00," said Sharma.

The Mayor's breakfast has been a tradition of Dairy Fest for 33 years. This year, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, along with 300 other people, volunteered at the breakfast. She says it's important to support Wisconsin's agriculture tradition. 

"I love the opportunity to interact with our food producers to talk about the challenges but also what's happening that's right and make sure we're on the right track," said Baldwin.

The breakfast included milk from local farms. Organizers say it's a way to bring the community together.

"It's the opportunity to come out and kind of on the farm have breakfast out of the normal so you're not had home sitting at the table but you're down here with 2,000 other people having breakfast and getting to celebrate the Ag industry," said Scott Larson, executive director of the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

For Sharma and his friends, they'll celebrate their new accomplishment. And, the prize of a night stay at a local hotel doesn't hurt either.

"It was fun, it was very adventurous and exciting," said Sharma.

The Marshfield Dairy Fest will continue through Sunday.
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