By Tim Kowols
What started as a family tradition for a Sturgeon Bay family has turned into a quest to make a difference for girls around the world. For 25 years, Julie Heroux and her family have spent the Saturday after Thanksgiving making a special creation for their annual craft day. A Facebook post inspired Heroux to learn more about Dress a Girl Around the World, a program of Hope 4 Women International. Heroux says even though she is not a great seamstress, the sewing skills she garnered in 4-H will come in good use.
Heroux hopes her family will be able to produce 50 dresses for the organization, which has distributed over one million garments to girls in 81 different countries. You can help support the project by making dresses on November 25 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church beginning at 9 a.m. or contribute fabric, ribbon, rick-rack, buttons, and bias tape to the cause.