BURLINGTON — Bob and Sue Crane will host a barn dance from 5 to 11 p.m. June 19 at their family farm, 29320 31st St. (on Highway JB, two miles west of Highway 75). The barn dance will be held rain or shine indoors in the Cranes’ machine shed.

Proceeds will support students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through the Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship program. This scholarship was created specifically for rural youth and is based on financial need.

There will be DJ entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by live music by Tim Castle and Young Southern.

Silent and voice auctions will include several top value items made possible through the support of companies in the local and statewide agricultural communities. Bob Johnson will act as official auctioneer at the voice auction, which will start at 9 p.m. 

Sue Crane said UW-Madison has been an integral part of her family for many years as six of her children graduated from the university. Three of her sons brought their educations back to the local community; two became partners in the family farm and the other runs his own crop operation adjacent to his parents’ farm.

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“CALS has been an important part of our farm and family, so we wanted to give something back,” Crane said.

Tickets cost $20 and includes a meal and beverage. Other drinks will be sold. Children ages 10 and younger are admitted free. 

For more information or for advance reservations, visit the Web, http://cals.wisc.edu/barndance or search for “Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship Barn Dance” on Facebook or LinkedIn. 

For more information, call Rachael Crane at (262) 206-8149.

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