By Tim Kowols
A partnership between local organizations and the Village of Sister Bay has kept a nearly 25 year Labor Day tradition alive. The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department kicked off the festivities with a pancake breakfast which, along with serving other food throughout the weekend, is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. Fire Chief Chris Hecht says partnering with the village to put on the three-day event is important.
Within one tradition another was born nearly 20 years ago when Sister Bay Lions Club member Bill Steger decided to host a wooden boat making activity for kids to participate in throughout the day. The Sister Bay Lions have kept the Marina Fest staple alive since Steger died 10 years ago. Member Tom Sadler says it is a great way for families to do something together and get acquainted with the Sister Bay Lions Club as well.
Marina Fest hosts events along the waterfront in Sister Bay through Monday afternoon.