Your participation in its House and Garden Walk made an important milestone occur last month for the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary. At the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary’s annual luncheon last month, the organization presented the hospital with the final $45,000 check needed to fulfill its $250,000 pledge to support the Pete and Jelaine Horton Center Skilled Nursing Facility. It was a full year earlier than expected, something Door County Medical Center President and CEO Brian Stephens noted in his comments at the event. House and Garden Walk Co-chairperson Wendy Walker is pleased with what they were able to complete despite a pandemic affecting their plans. She credited her team of volunteers and the pent-up demand due to the cancellation of the 2020 event for their success. Over 1,200 people participated in this year’s Home and Garden Walk, including one who has not missed one since 1960. Despite reaching their goal, the House and Garden Walk and the Auxiliary’s gift shop are not going away. Walker says they have not decided where future funds will go but mentioned they are already trying to secure homes and gardens for next year’s edition.
Picture courtesy of John Koski