By Tim Kowols
Some services people take for granted in other parts of Door County would not be possible on Washington Island without its Lions Club. Through fundraising efforts like last weekend’s Fly-In Fish Boil, the Washington Island Lions Club is able to fund an optometrist and dental office so local residents and visitors do not need to hop on the ferry every time they need an appointment. Lions Club member and Town of Washington chairperson John Rader says their efforts plug an important hole in the community since attracting a full-time dentist or optometrist is often out of the question.
The offices are located at the Washington Island Community Center, which have been recently renovated by the town.