Money Raised by "Team Forge": $11,390.50!
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Take a look at pix from this year's Half Marathon and 5K.

Now that the Door County Half Marathon and 5K is behind us, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that supported Team Forge and our fundraising efforts to build a new blacksmith forge at The Clearing.

With your help, the team exceeded its event fundraising goal, raising more than $11,000 for a new blacksmith forge and metals studio at The Clearing! This was no easy task, and there are many fine folks who deserve a big THANK YOU.

First, thank you to fellow team members Carolyn Kimbell, Tammy Musiel, Dan & Toni Nauman, Glenna Peters, Anka Rinkleff, Mary Ann Rinkleff, Melinda & Bruce Schaufer, Cindy Schneider and Mike Schneider. These folks not only trained in icky winter weather, but they also collected donations and helped raise awareness for The Clearing's forge. Great job, team!

The Half Marathon and 5K would have seemed a lot longer without the efforts and noise of our enthusiastic cheerleading squad. Thank you to the following friends and family members who provided encouragement along the course: Dick & Pat Dittmer, Cooper Gaddes, Xavier Gaddes, Bob Kimbell and Yvonne & Randy Tyson. You guys were way loud, and we love you for it!

And finally, a big thank you to all of you out there who donated to Team Forge. YOU DID IT! You helped us meet AND beat our event fundraising goal! I thank each and every one of you for your generosity and support. Our team had a great showing on May 7 because we knew all of you were supporting us!

I've posted event pictures on our Facebook page for all to enjoy. (You don’t need to “Do” Facebook to view the photo albums. Simply click on the forge link at Take a look, and thanks again for your ongoing support of The Clearing. We appreciate all you do.

THANK YOU! The following individuals are proud supporters of the 2016 Team Forge!

Bill & Heather Andersen
Kevin & Teresa Grant
Stephen & Julia Chomeau
Gladys Austgen
David & Betty Chomeau
Mitchell Judith
Robert & Barba Wahl
Bob & Carolyn Kimbell
Jean Barrett
Giovanna Deschler
Martha Newkirk
Jill Kulczyk
Henri & Patricia Chomeau
George & Linda Carey
Thomas & Elizabeth Young
Len Blumenthal
Lainie Marshall
Denise Arzberger
Tim & Sue Stone
Tom & Sue Alt
Charles Mead
Siobhan Drummond
Susan Fiore
Phil & Audrey Waitkus
Jaynne Seeburger
Jim & Barb Sherwood
Meg Vermillion
Ted & Nancy Laitner
Christine Bridenhagen
Ricky McWorter
Julia Cosgrove
Gisela Gasior
Gretchen Maring
Mary Langill
Roy & Bunny Sheahan
Bev Blietz
Windsor McCutcheon
Carol & Dick Heil
Diane Dempsey
Barbara Schrank
Jenni Stultz
Beverly Schulze
Rhonda Robinson
Yvonne Tyson
Gloria/Ron Dougherty/Klimatitis
Gail Schneider
Michael & Cindy Schneider
Jane DeWitt
Jenn Gaddes
Phil & Marilyn Hansotia
Lon & Mary Rademacher
Walt & Elaine Naleway
Lou & Daniele Covotsos
Mike & Annette Jelen
Bruce & Melinda Schaufer
Linda Nelson
Rob Davis
Laurie Murphy
Gerry Tool
Pam Langan
Sue Zingshun
Stefan Peters
Mary Hurney
Mary Warner
Jim & Joanne Musiel
Gary Gudex
Doug Peterson
Margaret Botchie
Annelies Gebert
Gloria Zucaro
Beth & Curt Coleman-Wessel
Richard & Sally Werling
Mary Jo Balistreri
Lois Finn
Vicki Uslabar
Mark Southard
Terry Zielke
Joan Powers
Janet Pohl
Joann Dittmer
Maria & Mike Zurn
Mark Blagec
Kathleen Conrad
Mark Steinhardt
Mary & Roy Thilly
Sandra Hand
Steven & Maia Lewis
Nita Herreman
Ken & Georgia Beutler
Sara & Thomas Frizelle
Dave & Marge Bultman
Susan Beaumont
Mary Jane Rinkleff
Bridget Austin
Richard Rose
Bill & Jo Schaars
Tammy Musiel
Denise Arzberger
Michael & Judith Brodd
Erik & Mary Ann Rinkleff
Laurie Culp
Ruth Anne Sorsen
Carl Zapffe
Christie Wisniewski
Kathy Cvar
Joy Stimac
Mary Kate McCormack
Roy & Charlotte Lukes
Rich & Sandra Dirks
Vanessa Copans
Debbie Smith
Pat & Duke Lee
Ray & Helene DiIulio
Kathy Bell
Carol McDonald
Judy Hasheider
Dennis & Darlene Raniewicz
Chick & Sue Peterson
Jeanette Horvath
Ron & Pat Paska
Claire & Matt Silverman/Dregne
Jessica Delwiche
Joanne Miller
Barbara Goldberg
Paige & Karl Reichardt
Robert Walsh
Sally Burr
Mary Merkley-Zimmerman
Audrey Larson
Thomas Prenzno
Sheila Kirscher