By Tim Kowols
While the 1,000-plus days leading up to Wisconsin Farm Technology Days in Kewaunee County have given the Ebert family plenty of smiles, along the way they lost their rock. Last May, Britney Ebert died suddenly, leaving a void in the lives of her parents Randy and Renee and her siblings Jordan and Whitney. The memories are still fresh in their minds, right down to Britney not always remembering to shut the refrigerator door. It is why Whitney says she and other family members are not afraid to tell a story about her twin sister.
In the year since, Renee says she has noticed the community rally around the family, and not just because of all of the work that needed to be done to make the three-day show a reality.
Britney will be remembered throughout the show, including a street in Tent City, her favorite toy Play Doh being hidden throughout the grounds, and a butterfly release during Tuesday’s opening ceremony, which takes place at the Family Living Tent at 9:30 a.m.