The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is looking for a few dozen snowflakes for several segments of the city. Not the kind that fall from the heavens, but the snowflakes that will shine brightly throughout the holiday season. The local tourism organization is responsible for putting up decorative snowflakes along city streets. The snowflakes and thousands of strings of lights, courtesy of Door County Ace Hardware, are installed and maintained by Sturgeon Bay Utilities.
It has been 8 years since any new snowflakes were ordered and some are in need of replacement. The Visitor Centor’s Amy Demeter says the plan is to order 50 new snowflakes this year at a cost of $12,000. Once the cost of the first 50 have been covered, a second 50 would be ordered. So far, an anonymous donor has provided $1,000 of seed money, leaving $11,000 to cover the cost of the first 50 snowflakes.
The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is calling on individuals, civic organizations or local companies to purchase the snowflakes at a cost of $250 each. The snowflakes can also be bought in memory of a loved one ore a friend. Send donations to the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, 36 South 3rd Avenue, or call 743-6246 for more information. Donations, both large and small, are needed to make this project a success.