Sending Kids to Sea

Thanks from the Ephraim Yacht Club and the Rob Moore family

Years ago, I thought of Door County as a location on the map. As the years passed, my thoughts morphed into thinking of Door County as a vacation destination. Living here, I have learned that Door County is a way of life, and that is because of the people – the most generous, kind and caring people you can find anywhere. Door County should be a model for the balance of our nation to emulate. 

An example of this is that, once again, businesses, artists and friends of the Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) have dug in deeply and contributed to the EYC’s Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship Program to fund sailing lessons for Door County kids who otherwise could not afford to participate in the sport that teaches so many life lessons. 

When you send kids to sea in a small boat, they not only get wet, but they also learn self-confidence, discipline, teamwork, endurance and how to tie knots in rope. They make friendships that last a lifetime.

Sitting at the Old Post Office last evening at the Ellie Helm Foundation’s fish boil, I noticed the same folks contributing again. Is generosity boundless, or just an inherent trait of our community?

We send our heartfelt thanks to the following contributors: Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik; artists Rick Brawner and Ron Litterst; Door County Nature Works; Dörr Hotel; Dr. Terry Foster; chefs Marcia and Dr. Chuck Ellis, Di Taillon and Colin Welford; Ecology Sports; Firefly Outfitters; Ginger House Picnic and Wine; guest chef Chuck Spanbauer; Hillside Waterfront Hotel; Horseshoe Bay Golf Club; Jerry’s Flowers; Lautenbach’s Orchard Country; McEvoy’s Culinaria; Maxwell’s House; O’Meara’s Irish House; Stars and Stripes; The Simple Solution; Turtle Ridge Gallery; and Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor.

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