By Tim Kowols
A pair of firsts will take place at the Ephraim Fyr Bal this summer pending approval from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The Ephraim Business Council received permission from the village board last week to close down State Highway 42 for the first time in its history to accommodate the growth of the annual event. EBC Director of Tourism Rocky Marciano says the decision to sell beer and wine at the event for the first time in village history also played into the decision making process.
Marciano says the paperwork has been filed with the DOT with Moravia Road being designated as a possible detour route. The 53rd annual Ephraim Fyr Bal will take place June 17.