Each month now, WICHP (Washington Island Community Health Program) sponsors The Food, Fun, and the
Facts of Later Life on the Island for those age 50 and over. This month it was held October 20. The Door County Public Health Nurses presented the importance of oral health and how it can affect the whole body plus tips to keep your mouth healthy. Each month the lunch and speaker are included in the low cost of $6.50 at Findlay’s Holiday Inn from noon to 1:30. Today - the 18th - was the deadline to sign up for the event on the 20th.
Trunk or Treat will again be held at Findlay’s Holiday Inn. To reserve a spot for your trunk, call
Laura Kolosovsky Findlay at 847-3047 or Kathy Findlay at 847-2526. The date is Monday, October 31st from 3:30 – 5:30 P.M.
Remember Veteran’s Day on November 11th. Service details to come.
Washington Island Sportsman’s Club released the pheasants that they had raised since spring on the Island. This is an annual project. The group gets young pheasants and raises them at the Sportsman’s Club for release. There have also been sightings of quail on the Island.
2700 brown trout were planted by the DNR off the ferry on October 6th. A truck with a large tank contained the fish and as the ferry neared the tripod on the Island side, a tube from the tank reached over the side of the ferry and the trout splashed out into the lake.
Top photo: The flag flown by the W.I. Fire Department for the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.
Middle photo: Fire safety truck open during the Pancake Breakfast.
Bottom photo: Someone taking a caramel dip at the Farm Museum Fall Fest Fundraiser. After the caramel the apples could be rolled in crushed nuts.
In spite of the windy Saturday, there was great attendance for all events over the Columbus Day weekend. The sun was shining both days and temps were in the high 40’s and lower 50’s. Saturday began with the fundraiser pancake breakfast at the Fire Department. An estimated 250 were served.
Drawing winners were:
1st Prize, $1,000 cash - Jake Farm;
2nd Prize, $500 Danish Mill certificate – Paul Dagenais;
3rd Prize, anoriginal art piece by Cathy Meader – Carrie Whetter;
4th a Cedar swing by Larry Young – Amanda DeWitt;
5th $400 worth of ferry line tickets – Mary McKay;
6th $400 Mann’s Grocery gift certificate – Jeanette Hutchins. ***
The Farm Museum was bustling with activity on Columbus Day Weekend. There were tables set up with food, craft items, books, jewelry, photography and more available for sale PLUS the famous homemade caramel apples. Fresh apple cider was also cranked out by attenders. There were other activities for all ages. This great fall festival is presented by and is a fundraiser for the Farm Museum. Many volunteers help to make it a fun and successful two-day event over the Columbus Day Weekend.