UW scoops up a local thank you
Spirit wagon stopping in Cedarburg

By Gary Achterberg - News Graphic Staff

Sept. 12, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger spirit wagon will make a stop in Cedarburg Wednesday to serve complimentary Babcock Hall ice cream as part of its Thank You 72 tour.
Submitted photo

CEDARBURG — The University of Wisconsin-Madison is in the midst of a tour around the state, serving up some of its Babcock Hall ice cream to thank residents for their support of the university.

The UW’s Thank You 72 ice cream truck will roll into Ozaukee County Wednesday and stop at the Cedarburg Farmers Market in Firemen’s Park, W65 N796 Washington Ave., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

At each stop across the state, the university has selected one graduate from that county to highlight. For Ozaukee County, it’s Josh Gasser. The Port Washington native competed in back-to-back Final Four appearances with the UW men’s basketball team. He holds the school record for the most career starts at 133.

Gasser, who graduated in 2015, played basketball overseas for a year. He’s now working in basketball in other capacities, such as conducting youth skills clinics, including an annual event at Cedarburg High School.

The university’s dairy science program has churned out ice cream from Babcock Hall on the Madison campus since 1951. It produces about 75,000 gallons a year.

“Through Thank You 72, the university expresses appreciation for every county’s longtime support – from producing outstanding students to legendary leaders to investing research dollars to gainfully employing UW-Madison graduates who go on to become the best thinkers, athletes, builders, scientists, reformers, writers, scholars, engineers and heroes,” according to a news release announcing Wednesday’s event in Cedarburg.

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