E.A.T.S. (Educational Assistance Through Scholarship) is an annual event that serves as the major fundraiser for the UW-Barron County Foundation.  It features fabulous food, your favorite beverages, lively music, and tempting auctions!  Purchase online tickets below.

This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.  Everyone is invited to come to the campus and experience this festive culinary and entertainment event.               

The typical menu features sample-sized gourmet and ethnic appetizers, entrees, and desserts prepared by area restaurant chefs and about 20 UW-BC faculty and staff.  Guest chefs will be located throughout Ritzinger Hall with many activities taking place in The Commons.              

Attendees will sample the delicious dishes while strolling through UW-Barron County’s attractive public spaces and classrooms and listening to instrumental and piano music performed by campus and community talent.  Wine and beer cash bars will also be located throughout the buildings                              

There will also be a live and silent auction.  Typical silent auction items include pottery, rounds of golf, guided fishing trips, horse-drawn sleigh ride, art work, wall hangings, and gift boxes.     

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Ticket and Purchasing Information          

General admission tickets are $35 per person in advance and $40 per person at the door.  There are also patron, benefactor and silver sponsor levels. 

  • Patron, $100, includes 1 ticket
  • Benefactor, $500, includes 4 tickets
  • Silver Sponsor, $1,000, includes 6 tickets

To purchase general admission ($35), Patron ($100), or Benefactor tickets ($500 for 4), email barbara.ritzinger@uwc.edu. Indicate if you'd like to pay via credit card, and a link to the secure payment site will be emailed to you.

Proceeds will support student scholarships and enhance educational opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County.  For more information or for tickets, contact Barb Ritzinger, UW-BC Foundation Executive Director at 715.234.8176 ext. 5445 or at barbara.ritzinger@uwc.edu.