EATS Fundraiser coming Sept. 28


The 4th annual E.A.T.S. (Educational Assistance Through Scholarship) event is scheduled for Saturday, September 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.  at the UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.  The public is invited to this festive culinary and entertainment event sponsored by the UW-Barron County Foundation with generous support from major sponsor Gordy’s County Market.

The 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

Participating area restaurants that will be serving fine samples of their cuisine are Bistro 63, The Chetek Bakery, Gordy’s County Market, Greener’s Reel ‘Em Inn, Lehman’s Supper Club and Lounge, Louie’s Finer Meats, Norske Nook, NorthStar Bison, Rolling Oaks, and the 20 Mile Organic and Local General Store.

Some food samples being cooked and served by UW-BC faculty and staff include Mexican bean soup, boeuf bourguignonne, fudge, beer brats, savory skewers, stuffed grape leaves, cheesecake bites, harvest grains salad, and cheesy potato hot dish.

There will also be a live and silent auction.  The live auction items are a Lake Michigan fishing trip, tailgate party, ride with the Sheriff, Dean’s dinner for eight, one week lodging on Long Lake/pontoon rental/golf package, and two Green Bay Packers tickets.  Silent auction items include pottery, rounds of golf, guided fishing trips, horse-drawn sleigh ride, art work, wall hangings, and a metal sculpture.

General admission tickets are $35 per person in advance and $40 per person at the door.  Proceeds will support student scholarships and enhance educational opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Barron County.  For more information or for tickets, contact Deb Neuheisel, UW-BC Foundation Executive Director at 715.234.8176 ext. 5445 or at



Deborah Neuheisel