Last week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker officially proclaimed Friday, September 14, 2018 as Bakery Day in the state.

The proclamation came about through the efforts of the Wisconsin Bakers Association.

The full text of the proclamation from Governor Walker reads:

Whereas; the variety and evolution of baked goods reflect the individual character of the community where they are baked, and traditions are passed down from generation to generation and travel across the globe; and

Whereas; it is an independent bakery’s warm and welcoming environment, joyful staff, and celebratory culture that set it apart from other institutions; and

Whereas; the State of Wisconsin is home to a number of these cultural and community gems, many of which boast crowds of lifelong resident-customers; and

Whereas; these independent bakeries continue to sweeten our communities and fill the air with the scent of fresh baked goods; and

Whereas; independent bakeries will participate in Bakery Day on September 14 with very special activities to celebrate their enduring presence and invaluable cultural and delectable contributions to our communities in Wisconsin;

Now, Therefore, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 14, 2018 as Bakery Day throughout the State of Wisconsin and I commend the observance to all of our citizens.”