The raffle drawing at the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast resulted in the following winners:
(1st) $1,000 cash to Charlotte Hanson;
(2nd) $500 cash to Christine Andersen;
(3rd) Cathy Meader painting to Dave and Emily Small;
(4th) Cedar swing to Dan Westmark;
(5th) Ferry tickets to Larry and Carol Johnson;
(6th) gift certificate to the Sailor’s Pub to Laura Klein.
Happy Fall! Please note the next Food, Facts, and Fun WICHP sponsored luncheon for those age 50 and over will be TUESDAY, October 17th this month to accommodate the speaker's schedule. Kim Gilson from Door-Tran will come and speak about all of Door-Tran's many great services to get you where you want to go! Please call Laura Hagen by Sunday evening, October 15th to reserve your spot at Holiday Inn. $6.50 includes luncheon, tip and speaker. Bring a friend!
Dr. Tom Wilson officially retired from his service as dentist to the Island after 43 years of travelling over and back from the mainland. There was a special appreciation presentation for him at the Rutledge Room September 30. Welcome to his replacement, Dr. Tom Rehrauer, who will begin serving the Island in mid-October.
Team Washington Island participated in the ‘Door County Walk to End Alzheimer's’ on Saturday September 30 in Sturgeon Bay. Walkers were: Christine Andersen, Steve and Margie O'Connor, Donna Hales Van Ramshorst, Pat Dillon, Danelle Nickchen and daughter Emily, D.J. Kickbush and daughter Cydney, Joan Hansen, and Caroline Reiter. $12,000 was raised by a total of 15 teams and 84 walkers.
Over 60 people from around the world gathered on Washington Island for the Juniper Festival in September. After gathering juniper berries and planting more plants at Greengate Farm, they volunteered their time and energy, for the second year, to projects at the W.I. Schools. They were assigned a number of tasks, including cleaning the gymnasium in the town’s recreation center, clearing out an old shed behind the school, cleaning and painting classrooms, scrubbing and weeding around the playground, organizing and painting the library, and even washing and waxing the “new” used bus the district recently obtained. Joining to complete the school projects were local residents and schoolteachers.
After donating over 120, the Death's Door Spirits president and founder, Brian Ellison, presented a check to Matti Palm-Leis, Superintendent of Washington Island Schools, for items on the school's wish list.
The Juniper Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of Death’s Door Spirits’ "commitment to Washington Island and community farming. Service industry professionals apply for a competitive spot for a five-day immersive brand experience that includes a distillery tour and gin education, and the opportunity to harvest the maritime juniper berries on Washington Island."
The turnout for the 6th Annual Packer Tailgating Party was great! It was held Friday, September 8th at the Senior Meal Site at the Community Center. Thanks to Brian Frisque who brings his decked out Packer Party van. He and friends grilled brats for the senior citizen lunch. There were Packer decorations on the walls and on tables in the Community Center. Thanks to WICHP for sponsoring this event.
Reminder: last Vetmobile visit of the year is October 20 and 21. Call Liz Holmes for an appointment.
October 7 & 8 are the dates for the celebration of fall on the Island. The annual Harvest Dinner will be on the 7th at Trinity Lutheran Church. This is a traditional turkey dinner and trimmings served family style. Also on the 7th is W.I. Fire Department's pancake breakfast and open house at the station. On the 7th and 8th is the Cider Pressing Family Event at the W.I. Farm Museum. Home-made caramel apples, family activities, fun for all!
The Sportsman’s Club raises pheasants each year as a club project. This year’s batch has been released into the wild.