By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County community members toasted farmers with a carton of milk Thursday morning at the June in Dairy Month Kickoff Breakfast at the Rendezvous in Luxemburg. They also toasted the Wallace family for hosting the upcoming Breakfast on the Farm and Don Walter with its Honorary Volunteer Award. The owner of Walter’s of Rio Creek and Walter’s Hardware in Algoma, Walter said he did not know how important suppliers were to the agriculture industry in Kewaunee County.
Walter has been working at the two storefronts since he was in high school in the 1950s and currently runs them with the help of his wife Wendy and two daughters. The kickoff event is the start of a busy June Dairy month for area farmers, including the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm on June 11.