The City of Sturgeon Bay will formally recognize its recent designation as a Coast Guard City with a special celebration Saturday at Sawyer Park, on the city’s west side. The entire community is invited to join in the celebration beginning at 10:30AM. The festivities kick off with patriotic music provided by the Peninsula Symphonic Band. At 11AM, Rear Admiral Fred Midgette, Senior Commander for all Coast Guard operations throughout the Great Lakes & the Saint Lawrence Seaway, will preside at the proclamation ceremony. One of the dignitaries expected to participate in the ceremony is Mayor Thad Birmingham. He talked about the local effort to recognize the relationship between the city & three Coast Guard units…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/N643.mp3|titles=Mayor Thad Birmingham]
A community picnic hosted by the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department & volunteers from Bay View Lutheran Church will immediately follow the Coast Guard City ceremony. Mayor Birmingham says the picnic is a great way to emphasize the relationship between the city & the Coast Guard…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/N644.mp3|titles=Mayor Thad Birmingham]
Other dignitaries expected at the celebration Saturday include Congressman Reid Ribble & Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.