By Paul Schmitt
Hundreds of people attended the Inaugural Open Door Pride Picnic held at Martin Park on Saturday afternoon. June 24 was proclaimed “Open Door Pride Day” by Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham. Council member Kelly Catarozoli was on hand to present a plaque of the proclamation. Founding member of the Open Door Pride committee Cathy Grier says the mission of the organization is to affirm the community’s diversity through inclusion.
The picnic on Saturday included live music, art activities, and LGBTQ friendly vendors. Grier says the new organization will have future events planned for later this summer.
Door County Board Member Megan Lundahl, City Alder Kelly Catarozoli, founder Cathy Grier with proclamation letter plaque proclaiming “Open Door Pride Day”