By Connor Harbit
Door County residents gathered in force on Thanksgiving to attend the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day parade and many decided to help a family in need as well. The 22nd edition of the parade was held with all proceeds from donations going to Paula Symons’ family and the purchase of Christmas gifts for area families. Event MC Craig Trost, despite normally living in Madison, has been helping with the event for around 15 years. He said the parade is ultimately a chance to bring everyone in the area together to support something great.
Symons, a school secretary from Sevastopol, has multiple plasma cell leukemia and her treatment requires extended stays in Milwaukee. Some floats and groups that marched in the parade included the state-champion Sevastopol 8-man football team, the local “Rednek Klub,” and the combined Sevastopol/Gibraltar marching band.