A Forestville man had the unique opportunity to meet two U.S. presidents, including George H.W. Bush, as the state president of the Jaycee organization more than thirty years ago. Phillip Schmitz, a member of the Sturgeon Bay Jaycees for 14 years, served as the state president for two years and recalls an eventful spring in 1987 including a White House visit.
Schmitz says Bush, who was then the vice-president under Ronald Reagan, came across as a class and genuine person. He adds that at the time the magnitude of meeting two famous statesmen including a future president of the United States didn’t sink in until years later. George H.W. Bush passed away November 30th at the age of 94.