After a one-year hiatus, Door County Habitat for Humanity is bringing back one of its most popular holiday traditions. Earlier this month, volunteers baked approximately 575 loaves of fruit cake to be sold at outlets across the county. The recipe dates back to Franciscan nun Sr. Mary Louise Shramer, who suggested fruitcake sales as a holiday-themed way to raise funds for affordable housing projects in Door County. After not baking them last year, executive director Lori Allen realized the affection for the often holiday punchline was no joke.
Funds raised from the fruitcake sales go towards projects being planned by Door County Habitat for Humanity. Allen says they should be able to wrap up their 2020 home build later this month with a dedication date being announced sometime next week. The organization has suspended its indoor home repair projects program until COVID-19 numbers come down in Door County.