Bed & Breakfast Walk Raises $690 for United Way

On Sunday, December 7 between 1:30 pm and 5 pm, 92 people toured some of Sturgeon Bay’s Bed & Breakfast Inns. According to Kelly Hellmann of the Inn at Cedar Crossing, that is much better than last year, when 6” of heavy, wet snow created travel problems for many.

“I was especially pleased with the number of people who traveled long distances exclusively for this event,” says Anni Lampert of Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast. “In the past, it has been primarily local residents coming through to see our Bed & Breakfast Inns. There was a high percentage of visitors from out of Door County, which certainly helps the local economy in several different ways.”

The Door County Trolley provided transportation for participants between each of the Inns. This year’s Christmas Walk featured six locations, all decorated in their holiday best. Black Walnut Guest House, Colonial Gardens Bed & Breakfast, Inn at Cedar Crossing, Reynolds House, Sawyer House Bed & Breakfast and White Lace Inn were featured. This year’s Christmas walk was sponsored by Door County Coffee & Tea Company and Candleworks of Door County.

Representatives from three of the Inns (Geri Ballard – Black Walnut, Anni Lampert – Colonial Gardens, and Kelly Hellmann – Inn at Cedar Crossing) presented a check in the amount of $690 to Amy Kohnle, Executive Director of United Way of Door County.

“We are honored to have been chosen as this year’s recipient. This gift of money will provide rent and groceries for a family of three for one month in Door County,” adds Kohnle. “It proves once again just how every dollar can make a difference in our community.”

Next year’s Sturgeon Bay Bed & Breakfast Christmas Walk will be held on Sunday, December 6, 2009! For more information on United Way of Door County, please call 920.746.9645 or

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