By Tim Kowols
For Altrusa Door County member Nancy Kexel-Calabresa, it is all about the smiles she sees when families walk through the organization’s Back to School Fair. An estimated 450 families went to Sturgeon Bay High School Saturday to pick up supplies they otherwise may not have been able to afford. Each student receives a backpack, school supplies, toiletries, and other items before writing thank you notes to the donors that made the day possible. Kexel-Calabresa says the joy she and other volunteers get from hosting the Back to School Fair never gets old.
Over 150 students that could not make the Back to School Fair will still receive a backpack full of school supplies and other items at an estimated value of $150 per child. Altrusa Door County fundraises year-round to help put on the annual Back to School Fair, which has been serving local families for over 20 years.