Sending Kids Overboard – Door County Pulse


Thanks from the Ephraim Yacht Club and the Rob Moore family

Years ago I looked at Door County as a location on the map. Over the years, my thoughts shifted to thinking of Door County as a vacation destination. Living here, I’ve learned that Door County is a way of life, and it’s because of the people – the most generous, kind, and caring people you’ll find anywhere. Door County should be a role model for our nation’s balance.

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

When you send kids out 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 with rope. They form friendships that last a lifetime.

Sitting at the old post office last night at the Ellie Helm Foundation fish boil, I noticed the same people were contributing again. Is generosity limitless, or just an inherent trait of our community?

We extend our sincere thanks to the following contributors: Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik; artists Rick Brawner and Ron Litterst; Door County Nature Works; Hotel Dorr; Dr. Terry Foster; Chiefs Marcia and Dr. Chuck Ellis, Di Taillon and Colin Welford; Ecology Sports; Firefly Outfitters; Picnic and wine at Ginger House; guest conductor Chuck Spanbauer; Hillside Waterfront Hotel; Horseshoe Bay Golf Club; Jerry’s Flowers; Lautenbach orchard country; McEvoy’s Culinary; 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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