By Tim Kowols
Students are still in session at many area schools, but that is not stopping Altrusa Door County from beginning their plans for their marquee event in August. The Back to School Fair has grown over the last 20 years, going from 125 children at the start to serving over 600 last year. Altrusa Door County registers families in need during the spring before they host the event to take an accurate of what they will need to buy. Donor liaison Nancy Kexel-Calabresa says members enjoy the personal fulfillment associated with creating the Back to School Fair.
Kexel-Calabresa says the organization fundraises year-round to help purchase the items needed based on area schools’ supply lists. Altrusa Door County is the local chapter of the international civic-minded organization.