Door County Partnership for Children and Families 2018 Annual Celebration 

June 11, 2018
by: Rebecca Nicholson

On Friday, June 8, 2018 Door County Partnership for Children and Families (DCPCF) members and supporters gathered together to celebrate a years worth of accomplishments. The Door County Partnership for Children and Families co-chairs, Ann Smejkal and Mary Ellen Smith, welcomed everyone to the celebration and thanked everyone for their continued support and participation.

Candis Dart, Partnership Coordinator shared what the sub-committees have been working on over the past year as well as the Screening Workgroup and provided a financial update.

Tenley Koehler, UW-Extension of Door County, went over the results of I Can Problem Solve, Raising a Thinking Child classes, Block Parties and shared the Myrna Shure Documentary which featured Sturgeon Bay for committing to the curriculum at Sunset Elementary school and through classes for parents provided by a collaborative effort between UW-Extension, Door County Public Health, Wisconsin Partnership Program and the DCPCF.

Rebecca Nicholson, DCPCF Community Connector, shared Community Connections success, parent outreach efforts, Google Analytics for the DCPCF website (, and an introduction to this year’s recipient of the “Business of the Year Award”, Boettcher Communications for their continued support and generosity donating the cost to host the website.

A special thank you also goes out to HOPE church for graciously donating use of their fellowship hall and video/sound equipment for this event. 


  • Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes – there are little blessing boxes around Sturgeon Bay that have non-perishable food items and personal care items available for free. Just walk up and take what you need. Here is a map of blessing box locations. Sturgeon Bay Blessing Boxes
  • Affordable Preventative Vet Pop Up Clinic – For dogs and cats — Microchipping, vaccinations, testing & deworming, heartworm prevention, flea & tick medications are available at Tractor Supply in Sturgeon Bay through PetVet at very reasonable pricing. see full details on the PetVet website.

Join the partnership

The Partnership is open to any Door County Community member. You are especially encouraged to attend our quarterly Partnership meetings to hear what the Partnership has been working on.