Egg Harbor, Wis. (July 31, 2020) – The spirit of support that defines the Door County Community supports sometimes brings birds of two different feathers together. That’s the case with Egg Harbor’s Wisconsin Cheese Masters and Jacksonport’s Open Door Bird Sanctuary. Wisconsin Cheese Masters owners Katie Harding and Jim Pionkowski prioritize giving back and are excited to be involved with the sanctuary, which they discovered through Jillaine Seefeldt, its Director of Development and Public Relations.
As a result, Sunday August 9th will be an “ODBS and You” fundraising day at Wisconsin Cheese Masters and from 10-3 you can meet up with some of the majestic raptor residents found at the sanctuary and help raise $2000 toward completion of a new forever home for 4 birds of prey.
Have you ever wished you could see that owl hooting in the distance? Or identify that big pair of wings flying high in the sky? Now is your chance! Make the most of it by purchasing some of the award-winning artisanal cheeses from Wisconsin Cheese Masters and a portion of the sales will be donated to Open Door.
Proceeds will be used to fund a new aviary, which is also receiving financial support from the Green Bay Packer Foundation. It will be home to four avian residents including, Rockie, a Peregrine Falcon, who arrived late in 2019. “We are always on the lookout for new birds to share with our visitors and other centers view us as a very high-quality home so we are often approached to take birds as well,” says Seefeldt. “The residents of the other 3 spaces have not yet been determined and could be some of the current birds or future arrivals.
Wisconsin Cheese Masters (wisconsincheesemasters.com) is a local, family owned and operated business established in 2011 that offers a wide array of Wisconsin cheeses. Centrally located on Highway 42, just south of Egg Harbor, the store is open 7 days/week.
Open Door Bird Sanctuary (opendoorbirdsanctuary.org), is in its 10th year of inspiring Door County residents and tourists with 15 birds of prey, including a Bald Eagle, owls, hawks, falcons and a turkey vulture. Open Door’s 33-acre property on County Road I just west of Hwy 57, is open Saturdays and by private tour 7 days/week.