By Eric Fischer
Over 200 parents and kids participated in “Healthy Kids Day” at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, learning and celebrating healthy lifestyles. As part of a nationwide YMCA effort the Sturgeon Bay location partnered with local businesses and public servant groups to give demonstrations and tips for the kids attending the free event. One group in attendance was the Southern Door Fire Department who brought two trucks, set up a training maze firefighters go through in the dark with their air packs, as well as showing all the equipment they bring to a fire. Captain Tim Rollin says he wishes he could have participated in an event like this as a kid.
The department also brought plastic fire hats for the kids who participated. This is the second year the Door County YMCA has joined in the national effort.