Brat Sales at The Shoe Box

2018 Dates

- July 14th

     - August 18th

Mount Vernon UCC is hosting the brat sales at the Shoebox in Black Earth on two dates this summer. The first brat sale is on July 14, Saturday. The second date is Saturday, August 18.  I'm hoping that if you have both the availability and the interest, you will be able to join us to represent our church and to serve in this important fundraising activity.


To make the activity easy and manageable, we split the day into three shifts of workers. The first shift goes from 9 a.m. until 11:30, the second shift goes from 11:30 until 2:00, and the third shift goes from 2:00 until approximately 3:45 p.m.

There are three main categories of workers.  One group does the cooking of the brats and hotdogs, another does the serving of the food, and the third does the cashiering.  Everything necessary to carry out the activity is provided. We generally require 5 people minimum in each shift. Some of our workers are able to work two shifts, and this is very helpful in the overall efficiency of our efforts. There are always regulars who have done this before and who can provide any necessary help and advice to the newcomers to our activity.  In addition to serving our church in this fundraising capacity, we also enjoy the camaraderie of each other's company. The employees of the Shoebox are very appreciative of our efforts.


We have cashiers in place for the first shift, but most other opportunities to join in the activity are flexible and open.  If you have a preference for a shift or an activity, please let me know. I welcome your participation. Please let me know if you would like to join us.


You can email me at


The Shoebox is located at the corner of the main traffic intersection in Black Earth, that is, the juncture of Route 14 and 78. It's about a 14 min. drive north from Main Street in Mt. Horeb.


Thanks in advance for your consideration of this opportunity. I look forward to hearing from you. 


Phil Leavenworth