UW-Green Bay set out to share its 50th Anniversary celebration with the City of Green Bay Wednesday evening, Sept. 2 with a “Turn the Market Green” event at the Broadway District’s Farmers Market. Mission accomplished.
Following a series of events on campus, faculty, staff and students joined UW-Green Bay alumni and friends, city leaders, including Mayor Jim Schmitt and local business to celebrate the strong and growing partnership between UW-Green Bay and the City.
Two downtown businesses — Captain’s Walk Winery (owned by UWGB alumni Brad and Aric Schmiling) and Titletown Brewing — joined in the festivities. The Schmilings presented Chancellor Miller with the first bottle of UW-Green Bay 50th commemorative limited edition Cabernet Sauvignon to be sold at Captain’s Walk.
Brent Weycker, president and founder of Titletown Brewing and Chancellor Miller tapped the first keg of “GB Golden” a beer now on tap and on the menu at Titletown through the fall, with proceeds benefiting UWGB student scholarships.
The crowd was entertained by the band Brass Differential, playing its 50th show and featuring members of the UWGB faculty and UWGB alumni.
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