Big-hearted Bakers Help Raise $1,869 for Vietnam Veterans Reunion

The Highground’s “Sweet Platoon” made sure there was a tremendous variety of baked goods to choose from at The Highground’s annual Spring Bake Sale on Saturday, May 20.  

The Highground’s busy season is well underway with the bake sale and first Honor Stone ceremony taking place on the warm, sunny Saturday. With many visitors onsite throughout the day, The Highground raised $1,869 from the sale of the baked goods provided by the American Legion Auxiliary Post #153 and a handful of individual bakers. “I don’t think we have ever had so many donated baked goods in years past”, stated Theresa Hebert, Museum Curator. Between the three full tables of goodies from the Auxiliary and three more tables of goodies from the individual bakers, the Tooth Fairy’s job is secure. 

The proceeds from the annual Spring Bake Sale will support Veterans experiences at the 2023 Vietnam Veterans Reunion at The Highground. This year’s Vietnam Veterans Reunion will combine Vietnam exhibits by Carl Bogar Jr. with Historic Military Impressions from 10am–5pm, Friday, July 14 – Sunday, July 16, a “Tet Offensive 1968” book signing and sales by Carl Bogar Jr., a static UH-1H Huey helicopter static display (courtesy of VVA 331) and a Huey landing scheduled for July 15 (weather permitting). For many Vietnam Veterans, the pulse of the incoming Huey meant support, rescue and evacuation during their time of service.

A huge Thank You goes out to all the consumers and bakers for supporting The Highground and its mission to Honor, Educate and Heal.

Those who were unable to make it to the Spring Bake Sale will have another opportunity to score some treats at The Highground’s Fall Bake Sale, scheduled for Saturday, October 7. For more information about upcoming events and happenings, supporters are invited to visit The Highground’s website at thehighground.us or call 715-743-4224.

The Highground is located at W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456. thehighground.us.