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Founders’ Day Picnic to be held in Ringling Barn

The historic Ringling barn on the Luther farm was built in 1916.

The Sauk County Historical Society’s annual Founders’ Day Picnic will be held at 6 p.m. June 18 at the farm of Roy and Lois Luther, E12263 County road T, Fairfield. A delicious summer picnic meal will be served by Geffert’s Catering of Reedsburg followed by a presentation from Dr. George Archibald of the International Crane Foundation.

Archibald will recount the history of ICF, relate some of his more memorable moments and discuss the future of the organization. Founded in 1973, by Archibald and Ron Sauey, ICF today has approximately 80 team members who work with a network of hundreds of specialists in more than 50 countries on five continents and at the global headquarters north of Baraboo. The ICF campus hosts a captive flock of approximately 100 cranes which includes all fifteen species of crane in the world.

The SCHS picnic will be held in the historic Ringling barn on the Luther farm which was built by Henry Ringling in 1916. The barn is one of the largest and best preserved barns in Sauk County.

The reservation deadline is June 11.

For more information or reservations, call 608-356-1001, or visit saukcountyhistory.org.

Bill Schuette has served on the board of directors at the Sauk County Historical Society since 1993. He lives in rural Loganville.

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