Mark your calendar for next Sunday morning, July 7, for one of Door County's greatest annual events, the FFA Alumni Dairy Breakfast. This year's host is the Jason and Nicole Staats family farm at 5418 Jarman Road.
The farm-fresh menu includes pancakes and omelets, plus locally grown fruit juices, strawberries and cherry sauce. Don't forget the homemade ice cream for dessert.
The Modern Day Drifters will provide live music for your listening pleasure. Kids can be hands on with the critters at the petting zoo, and there will be hayrides for everyone.
Breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., $8 for ages 7 to adult, free for children 6 and younger. Proceeds from the breakfast go toward Sevastopol FFA student scholarships. Thanks to all the volunteers who put in many hours preparing, serving and cleaning up.
Watch for the signs to the Staats' Door Vue dairy farm just five miles north of Sturgeon Bay, turn east from Wisconsin 57 unto Clark Lake Road, go about 1½ miles and then north on Jarman Road.
Glidden Drive yard sale
Check out Glidden Drive today for lots of resale bargains. Yellow balloons mark those homes that are participating. There will be an array of items ranging from furniture, household, collectibles and hundreds of books. You can find Glidden Drive along Lake Michigan, turning east from County T or from Whitefish Bay Road.
The free public gardens at the University of Wisconsin Peninsular Research Station are open daily from dawn to dusk, offering serene and beautiful surroundings for everyone to enjoy. The Door County Master Gardeners will showcase the gardens at an open house from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 13.
Visitors can enjoy refreshments, take a tour of the station and be eligible for door prizes. Contact Vicki Dirst at (920) 743-2083 for more information. The station is located at 4312 Wisconsin 57, just north of Sturgeon Bay.
Summer officially here
The beach is open and swim buoys are in at Clark Lake. The Town Line to Clark Lake ramp is useable and the pier has temporarily been placed in the water, pending construction of the permanent concrete structure. Don't forget the life preservers and keep an eye on little swimmers.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, you can never be too careful with fireworks. Don't equate legal with safe, and small children should never handle any fireworks. Always have an adult present, even when handling sparklers. There are a large number of grass and forest fires started from fireworks each year, so be sure to have a water source nearby.
Enjoy your holiday and keep it safe.