Community Invited to Mariner Awards Dinner Aug. 7

The public is cordially invited to join the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee in honoring all nominees for the Mariner Award and the Sturgeon Bay area Coast Guard Person of the Year. The award presentation dinner takes place Aug. 7 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm, followed by the award dinner at 6:30 pm.

The Mariner Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant, positive, lasting impact on the Door County maritime community. One living and at least one posthumous award are presented each year.

The living nominees for 2017 are Steve Brunstrom, Martha Burress, Dennis Hickey, Bill Parsons, Ken Schmidtke, William “Curly” Selvick, Leathem “Tim” Stearn and Todd Thayse. Posthumous nominees are Minnie Hesh Cochems, Joseph Harris, Jr., Clifford B. Hart, Ingar Olsen, George Pinney, John Thenell and Arthur Zuehlke.

The Coast Guard Person of the Year award recognizes a local active duty Coast Guardsman who exemplifies the Coast Guard’s core values of “Honor, Respect and Devotion to Duty.” The honoree is selected from among nominees submitted by the three local Coast Guard units: USCGC Mobile Bay, Marine Safety Detachment Sturgeon Bay, and the Canal Station. This year’s nominees are Petty Officer Ross Hughes, Petty Officer Jacob Whitsell, USCGC Mobile Bay; and Chief Warrant Officer Jim Condra.

Dinner includes a salad, rolls, entrée selection and dessert for $43. Entrée selections are Marsala chicken, beef tenderloin and garlic lime shrimp.

The public is invited to “sponsor a Coastie” to attend this special award event. The $43 donation enables a greater number of young Coast Guardspersons to attend the award dinner to see their peers honored by the local community.

Reservations are required. Call 920.743.5958 no later than July 28 to make reservation.

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