Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Making Safe Kids Day Possible

On Aug. 18, 2018, Safe Kids Day Door County individuals, organizations and businesses shared health and safety tips at the 2nd 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 2019 Safe Kids Day on Aug. 17. Please contact Door County Public Health at 920.746.2234 for information.

On behalf of the Safe Kids Day Committee we would like to thank the to the following that assisted with the Safe Kids day programming and planning: Partnership for Children and Families, Door County Sheriff’s Department, UW Extension, Door County Cradle to Career, Prevent Suicide Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition, AOD Coalition, Door County Soil and Water Conservation, Sturgeon Bay YMCA, Coast Guard Auxiliary, HELP of Door County, Door County Department of Human Services, Aurora Healthcare, Peninsula Dog Training, WHS Door County Campus Humane Society, American Red Cross, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, Sturgeon Bay Police Department, Door County Silent Sports Alliance, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Door County Emergency Services, Sister Bay and Liberty Grove Fire Department, Southern Door Fire Department, Southern Door School, DNR, Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard, and LEAP: Human Kindness Project.

A special thank you to the UW Extension 4H youth for providing nutritious refreshments for kids and families and to John Miles Fair Park for the generous use of the Youth Fair Building and grounds. The following also provided services, goods, and donations for a successful second Safe Kids Day: Culver’s, Walmart, WPS, UW Extension, The Farm, Flanigan Distributing Inc., Maritime Museum, Door County Sheriff’s Department, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, YMCA, Fatzos, Econo Foods, and Sturgeon Bay Fire Department.

Once again, Door County has proven 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.


Chelsea Smies, Registered Sanitarian/Health Educator Door County, Public Health Department

Sturgeon Bay, Wis.

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