O&H bakes a giant kringle & brings back brandy old fashioned for 70th birthday
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Do you think Danish immigrant Christian Olesen, who arrived in 1924, and started the O&H Danish Bakery 25 years later, would've thought that Wisconsin (and beyond, thanks to the magic of delivery) would still be craving his incredible kringle 70 years later?
Now run by the third and fourth generation of the American branch of the Olesen family, Racine's O&H makes amazing kringle in an astonishing array of flavors, selling them out of five locations in Racine, Sturtevant and Oak Creek.
This year is the bakery's 70th anniversary and O&H is celebrating with a birthday bash and fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
There will be live music, free activities for the kids, mascots, photo ops, samples and sales of kringle and the like. Street-Za will be on hand, too, selling pizza from 11:30 until 1:30.
But what you really want to know is that not only will O&H bring a ginormous kringle shaped like the number 70, it will also bring back its brandy old fashioned kringle for one day only!
"Four generations of Olesen's have made Racine their home and built a bakery centered on the great customers in the Racine community. We're beyond honored that we are able to celebrate this milestone and we can't wait to celebrate our anniversary with friends, family and customers," said Eric Olesen, co-owner and president of O&H Danish Bakery.
"As we look ahead to the next 70 years, we are excited to continue to build on our strong legacy of a quality bakery with outstanding service that our parents and grandparents taught us."
These days, O&H makes nearly two dozen varieties of kringle and, during the holiday season, bakes upwards of 7,000 kringle a day. That's a lotta tasty Racine goodness, right there.
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