Brown County’s 200th Birthday Bash is Friday

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You’re all formally invited to a huge birthday bash in downtown Green Bay this Friday.  It is to celebrate Brown County’s 200th anniversary.

If you enjoy birthday parties area leaders want to see you here Friday morning, to celebrate Brown County’s 200th anniversary.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be able to celebrate the rich history of what made Brown County what we are today,” said Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach.

Friday morning the parking lot outside the Neville Public Museum will be transformed into a cultural showplace, with shows by various dance groups and performers.

“If you’d like to learn more about General Jacob Brown, come see me Friday in the morning at the museum,” said Frank Hermans, who will play the role of Brown at the celebration.

There will also be thousands of cupcakes and a special bicentennial ale, a collaboration between Titletown and Copper State brewing companies.

“It’s a Belgium farmhouse ale, very light, very approachable, so yes it’s going to be good,” said Jim Kratowicz of Titletown Brewing Company. 

And even a laser-light show to wrap up the day.

“What we wanted to do on the birthday celebration was to highlight everything that is the best in Brown County, the reason we work live and play here,” Lemke said.

The party is part of a year-long celebration that saw dozens of special events held at communities across the county.

“From Pulaski, to Denmark, to Wrightstown, to smaller communities within Brown County, all to recognize that our history is 22 different municipalities,” Streckenbach said.

And the creation of this special exhibit “Our Brown County” open for all to see.

“It’s a neat combination of representing things that are familiar, but also things that are unique to our community, “said Lemke.

And now a public party to mark 200 years of history and all are invited to join in on the fun.

The party on Friday starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m.

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