Corny fun

In 2005, a core group of UW-Green Bay alumni had to sort through sweet corn memories and bittersweet emotions following announcement that Bayfest 2005 would be the last. “The festival, and especially the corn tent, hold a lot of wonderful memories,” said Pam Stoll ’74 (at far left), former alumni president and longtime volunteer. “Working in the tent was the first thing I did as a returning alumnus.” Bayfest, held on the grounds of the University and featuring music, food and games, had a 25-year run under the direction of the late Tim Quigley as a primary fundraiser (an estimated $2.5 million total) for UWGB’s Division I athletics program. The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association staffed the corn tent for 13 years, selling close to 5,000 ears of corn annually to benefit student scholarships and alumni special events.