By Tim Kowols
Over 400 refurbished items that dotted the barn and surrounding area at Lazy L Ranch in Sturgeon Bay could have new homes after Saturday’s Vintage Home and Garden Fair benefitting Door County Habitat for Humanity. Tables, shelves, and even ceiling fan blades were among the items given new life thanks to volunteers grabbing donated items from the ReStore and refurbished them to look like new. Door County Habitat for Humanity Board Member Hal Hothan refurbished two chairs for the event and says donating used items to the ReStore helps in many ways.
A year after the Vintage Home and Garden Fair got its start as the “Reclaim for a Cause” event in the ReStore parking lot, Door County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director David Van Dyke says he was encouraged to see so many people from the area and from out of town come to the event.
Van Dyke estimates the Vintage Home and Garden Fair could raise as much as $15,000 to address affordable housing projects in Door County.