October 2015 Dinner Meeting
The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner meeting featuring a presentation on Renard’s Cheese by Ann Renard on Monday, October 26. The catered dinner meeting will be at 6:00 pm at Brussels Community Center/Town Hall.
Renard’s Cheese was founded in 1961 by Howard Renard and remains a family-owned and operated local business. Chris is a Master Cheesemaker and together Chris and Ann are continuing the family tradition. Since 2010 the business has grown from 4 employees to 64 employees. At present, they are building the foundation for their future growth which includes a new factory in 2 years. Both Chris and Ann find it important to remain active in the community through educational partnerships, fundraising partnerships and campaigns; and at the same time remain a strong viable business that offers stable jobs with competitive wages. Southern Door County remains a strong agricultural area, where community members take pride in the product they produce. Chris and Ann are proud to be proud of this community.
Ann Renard was born and raised in Marinette, Wisconsin. Ann studied nursing at UW Oshkosh. In 2002 Ann married Chris Renard and they have four daughters. Ann has been the co-owner of Renard’s Cheese since 2010. Ann had a successful career in business and has been able to apply that experience to help develop and grow Renard’s Cheese.
Brussels Countryside Diner will cater the dinner held at Brussels Community Center/Town Hall (1366 Junction Road, Corner of Junction Road and County Road DK, in front of the Town Park). The family style dinner includes Broasted Chicken, Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Corn, Gravy, Rolls, Salad, Dessert Assortment, and Coffee; a Cash Bar is available. The dinner program fee for guests is $24; member fee is $20. To make your advance reservation, mail your check to the Door County Historical Society office P. O. Box 71, Sturgeon Bay 54235 by Wednesday, October 21. For further information, contact the Door County Historical Society at (920) 421-2332 or email Director.DCHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
The Door County Historical Society is a membership organization dedicated to keeping history alive for future generations through the collection, preservation and sharing of the heritage of Door County. The Society operates two interpretive sites: Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park and the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.