Brussels: Thanks to all for successful Belgian Days

The Brussels Lions Club was able to hold one of the most successful Belgian Days festivals in its 55-year event history last weekend. The weather cooperated to provide a beautiful weekend for everyone to enjoy the festivities of Belgian Days as well as the Big Dogs baseball tournament.

Belgian Days raffle winners will be contacted by mail if they are a happy recipient of a prize. Thank you to all who purchased tickets, donated to the raffle, and attended the event.

Without the donations by local businesses to the raffle, volunteers who help club members in the food booth, parking, parade and run routes, and more, and, of course, people who attend Belgian Days, the Lions would not be able to host such a wonderful event. The success of Belgian Days this year will allow the Brussels Lions Club to continue to provide scholarships to Southern Door students, loan out medical equipment to people in need, help maintain the Brussels Town Park, and donate to many activities at Southern Door Schools and in the community.

It also allows the Lions to contribute to the many charitable causes supported by Lions Clubs International throughout the world, including their quest to eliminate preventable blindness.

The Brussels Lions Club welcomes anyone interested in joining the club in serving their community to contact Lion Jim Noll at (920) 825-7341 or any Lions member they may know.

Get Fair entries in

Do you enjoy crafting, baking, canning, gardening, or taking photos? These are just a few categories that can be entered for the Open Class exhibits at the Door County Fair.

It is easy to enter an item. Pick up an Open Class booklet at the UW-Extension Office at the Government Center in Sturgeon Bay or download the information at

Entry forms are due July 18. Hope to see you, and your exhibits, at the fair Aug. 3-7.

Old school fun

The Waniger School, Southern Door School’s Historic Schoolhouse, again open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays in July and August. The schoolhouse is located in front of Southern Door’s Elementary School on County and is handicapped-accessible.

Visitors will enjoy the results of the four-year restoration by local volunteers to preserve the memory of the special outlying schools and our local history. See what education was like when all eight grades were taught by one teacher in the unique one room classroom.

It is the perfect place to share your school experiences with your family, children, and grandchildren. Free admission.

Special presentations are also available on request for family reunions, class reunions, and community groups. Contact Judy Jesse at (920) 743-9730 to make arrangements. .

In addition, you can help contribute to the schoolhouse and the Southern Door School Archives with any local school-related memorabilia and photos. Photos will be scanned and originals returned. Changing displays featuring the old outlying schools are located by the Eagle Gym for the public’s enjoyment during the school year. School Archival Records are also accessible on request.


Parks, Phillips & Co. has an upcoming concert at 6:30 p.m. on July 24 at St. Peters Lutheran Church, 316 W. Main Street in Forestville. The concert will be outdoors under a tent, so bring along a lawn chair. The concert is free and a free will offering will be taken.

Before the concert, enjoy a brat fry. The brat fry begins at 5 p.m. For more info, call Arnie at (920) 255-0947.

Horse show

The Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Project is hosting the Door County Open Show on July 23 at the new and improved horse arena at the Door County fairgrounds at John Miles County Park.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and youth in third grade up to adults will be showing their horses in Western Pleasure and English classes in the morning and Gymkhana (speed) classes in the afternoon.

The judge is Dan Grunewald from Helenville, Wis. To find out more about him, visit All horse riders are welcome. For the complete showbill, visit

You don’t have to have a horse to enjoy the show. Spectators are also welcome. Admission is free to watch the horse show. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a day of watching horses and riders. A food booth will be available.

The author: Margareta STROOT

Margareta Stroot, a multi-talented individual, calls Brussels her home. With a unique blend of careers, she balances her time as a part-time journalist and a part-time real estate agent. Margareta's deep-rooted knowledge of the city of Brussels, where she resides, has proven invaluable in both of her roles. Her journalism captures the essence of the city, while her real estate expertise helps others find their perfect homes in the vibrant Belgian capital.

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