Don’t misss the Annual YMCA Blossom Run held in Egg Harbor. 7am registration, 8:30am start. This low key, fun, family oriented event has a 5 mile run, a 2 mile walk-run and a 1 mile youth run. Door prizes and great camaraderie make this a great way to kick off the summer outdoor season! Registration forms available online and at the Door County YMCA Program Centers. 920-743-4949.
The Blossom Run is so named because the entire month of May is dubbed “Blossom Festival” in honor of our beautiful blossoms and flowers namely the daffodil…
It was my dad, Bob Hastings Jr. who originated the idea of planting thousands of daffodils and my brother, Bob Hastings III, putting the plan into action nearly twenty years ago when he was the Executive Director of the Door County Chamber of Commerce (now called the Door County Visitor Bureau). Since then the daffodils have doubled and quadrupled into millions of daffodils… it’s really quite beautiful. Door County actually has acquired its own daffodil variety.. the Doorfodil and I’m not making that up. We are the Door County version of Holland, Michigan and their tulips… only (we think) better. This year we celebrate the 17th year of the Door County Blossom Festival. I am pretty proud my family had a hand in this gig. My dad was a really cool guy, today would have been his 81st birthday… he passed away last March. I miss both my parents… a lot.
So, my next venture into the blogging world will be VIDEO… yes, watch for me in video on my blog at crazy and some not so crazy Door County hot spots… I am pretty sure it will look a little rough at first but stay tuned… I will make it worth your while.