The Thanksgiving Day Parade You Can See Twice
Thanksgiving day is a day for family and friends, and for deer hunters. I would be remiss though to not mention the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade and Benefit. It may not be impressive as the Macy’s parade with its large balloons, but it is always for a good cause. The parade marches four blocks, turns around, and doubles back so everyone gets a second look!
It’s fun, it’s eclectic, and I said for a good cause
Area School Student Groups at Work
The parade organizers are the Student Council from Sevastopol High School and the DECA from Gibraltar High School, and their mission and the mission of the parade for the last 23 years has been neighbors helping neighbors—to raise funds to help families in need.
The parade includes reindeer kids, the joint high school band, color guard horses, goats, super hero, and you just never know what the entries will be year to year. If you want to enter, just be at the Jacksonport fire station by about 9:45 on Thanksgiving Day. There is a $100 prize for the best parade entry.
Door County Secret Santa
Organized by school student groups
The student groups have collected an amazing array of prizes for the raffle, winning tickets to be drawn at Island Fever after the parade. Along the parade route there will be an opportunity to donate for this year’s recipient and to help purchase gifts for families in need this holiday season.
This Year’s Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit…
…is Door County Secret Santa.
To purchase a raffle ticket contact any Sevastopol High School Student Council member, Gibraltar High School DECA member, Advisors Lindsay de Young at Sevastopol School or Mary Witteborg at Gibraltar School, or the school offices. The school phone numbers are Sevastopol, 920-743-6282, ext 1120, and Gibraltar 920-868-3284
This year’s recipient is Door County Secret Santa.
Door County Secret Santa is an organization whose mission is to raise funds anonymously to help Door County families with this home heating costs. It might be a tank of propane or fuel oil, or an electric bill paid, the money donated gives a peace of mind to those families.
100% of the money donated and raised does to area families who are recommended by caring Door County friends and neighbors.
The student groups also use some funds to purchase Christmas gifts for area families in need.
See You in Jacksonport on Thanksgiving Day
Wishing all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. As we all gather on this day to be thankful for what we have–our families, our friends, and all the blessings throughout the year–please help this year’s Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit recipient by attending the parade, buying a raffle ticket or donating as the bucket passes you by. Happy Thanksgiving!