Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Participating in Safe Kids Day

On Aug. 19, 2017, Safe Kids Day Door County individuals, organizations and businesses shared health and safety tips at the 1st annual free and interactive event at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. Made possible by a Door County Public Health/ Wisconsin State Health Prevention grant, Safe Kids Day provided fun and informational tips for parents, grandparents and children to help make their families and homes healthier and safer. The Safe Kids Committee wishes to thank all participants for being a part of a day that contributed to safety. Mark your calendar for the 2018 Safe Kids Day on Aug. 18. Please contact Door County Public Health at 920.746.2234 for information.

Thank you to the following that assisted with the Safe Kids Day programming and planning:  American Red Cross, AOD Coalition, Aurora Healthcare, Center for Childhood Safety, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Door County Cradle to Career, Door County Department of Human Services, Door County Emergency Services, Door County Partnership for Children and Families, Door County Public Health, Door County Sheriff’s Department, HELP of Door County, LEAP: Human Kindness Project, Peninsula Dog Training, Prevent Suicide Nathan Wilson Coalition, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Sturgeon Bay Police Department, Sturgeon Bay YMCA, Sevastopol Schools, Sister Bay Fire Department, and UW Extension. A special thank you to the UW-Extension 4H youth for providing nutritious refreshments for kids and families and to John Miles County Park for the generous use of the Youth Fair Building and grounds. The following also provided services, goods and donations for a successful first Safe Kids Day:  Apple Valley Lanes, Culver’s, DCEDC, Door County Coastal Byways, Door County Public Health, Door County Medical Center, The Farm, Flanigan Distributing, Maritime Museum, Quantum PC, Door County Sheriff’s Department, Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary, and Women’s Fund of Door County.

Once again, Door County has emerged as proof positive that the collaboration of caring, active and involved individuals can create a positive, memorable experience for families. The safety of our children is a priority for our community.


Sherry Mutchler

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

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