National Bakery Day is set to take place one week from today on Friday, September 25. Independent retail bakeries across the country are preparing for the big day, and to help out its local bakeries, the state of Wisconsin is recognizing September 25 as Wisconsin Bakery Day as well.

This week, Governor Tony Evers signed an official proclamation for Wisconsin Bakery Day, which can be read below:

Whereas; local baked goods reflect the individual character of the community where they are baked, and baking traditions are passed down from generation to generation, often traveling across the globe; and

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

Whereas; Wisconsin is home to a number of these cultured and community gems, many of which are family owned and operated, and boasts circles of lifelong resident-customers; and

Whereas; as businesses across Wisconsin weather the unprecedented economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting small businesses – such as independent bakeries – has never been more important; and

Whereas; today, the state of Wisconsin joins our baking community in celebrating their enduring presence and invaluable contributions – both cultural and delectable – to our state, and encourages all Wisconsinites to support their local bakeries;

Now, therefore, I, Tony Evers, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim September 25, 2020, as Wisconsin Bakery Day throughout the state of Wisconsin and I commend this observance to all our state’s residents.