Our neighbors to the north give thanks in October, but that's too late for Bridges Door County. The organization helps make the Door Peninsula feel like home for foreign students working on J-1 Visas. Most of the jobs are summer jobs and as the season winds down, the students return to their home countries. One of the highlights are the Tuesday night events where up to 250 students, friends, and staff members get together for everything from barn dances to jet skiing. Bridges President Dave Detert says event attendance dwindles later in the season:
That makes the final Tuesday so special, Thanksgiving dinner. First at six pm the students learn golf before sitting down for turkey at seven pm at the First Baptist Church. This year's Thanksgiving dinner is on September 17th.