State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Wisconsin summers are all about the outdoors. From sipping cold beverages while tending a grill to taking the Harley for a long afternoon ride, we like to make the most of the snowless season. With August comes Wisconsin State Fair.
Beginning in Janesville in 1851, the original Fair showcased a 200-pound squash and a plowing competition. With up to 18,000 people attending the two day event, it was the largest gathering ever reported in Wisconsin. Since then, the Fair has become a time for friends and neighbors to gather and celebrate all things Wisconsin.
Interesting and impressive animals are a given at the Fair, and this time you might be in for a surprise. That’s because new this year is a 7,000 gallon tank filled with multiple species of sharks! This free exhibit is located in the Big Backyard and features three shows each weekday and four shows Saturday and Sunday.
If animals are not your thing, proceed to the Potawatomi Main Stage for a different form of live entertainment. Enjoy the alt-rock legends Blues Traveler August 10, or the Fearless Flores Show, featuring daredevil stunts August 12.
Looking for more interactive entertainment? Stroll over to the all new SpinCity ride and game amusement area. There is something for everyone in the family here! Check out thrilling rides or challenge your friends to games like the Water Race Balloon Pop and the Quarterback Club.
Of course, nobody should ever leave the Fair without surrendering themselves to a cream puff. Originally created for the 1924 Fair, the cream puff is still made today using the original recipe and with all Wisconsin products. In fact, they make over 130,000 of them! Bring home a six pack for only $15 and brighten the days of your friends and family.
Man does not live on cream puff alone, however. So as always, the Fair has a cornucopia of culinary delights. From the deep fried stuffing to chocolate covered cheese, you can indulge all your food-related guilty pleasures. Just make sure to get some post-Fair exercise, or find a good cardiologist.
If you are looking to chow down, quench your thirst and want to support a worthy cause, come and visit me and other volunteers at the New Berlin Lions Club Corn Roast and New Berlin Lioness Soda Booth! We will be set-up at the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street. Just look for the 30-foot inflatable ear of corn on top of the building.
The Lions Club has maintained the stand since 1957 and they make excellent corn. This year’s corn is well irrigated, Wisconsin grown, and the taste delighted volunteers at the ceremonial first taste. Each of the over 100,000 ears of Wisconsin sweet corn is always grilled to perfection and dipped in real Wisconsin butter. The entire process is powered solely by volunteer labor and 100 percent of the profits benefit various charities around the state, so you may as well get two! Be sure to get a beverage at the adjoining Lioness soda booth.
The State Fair has a long tradition of bringing Wisconsinites together for unique entertainment and unbelievable food. Gather some friends and family and make some great memories at the 2012 Wisconsin State Fair today!