NWS to Sell Merchandise at Kick Ash Coffee

Because the pandemic has closed the Newport State Park visitors’ center since mid-March, the Newport Wilderness Society (NWS, – the park’s official friends group – has lost an important revenue stream in the form of merchandise sales to park visitors.

But NWS board member Carol Ash has come to the rescue, generously offering space in her Ellison Bay coffee shop and retail store, Kick Ash Coffee/Door County Love Granola, where the society could set up a dedicated sales display. Merchandise Committee members Terry Heidenreiter and Beth Bartoli installed the display table at Kick Ash in July. 

As at the park, 100 percent of proceeds from merchandise sales are returned to NWS to help fund park projects and programs.