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  • Sonja Durkee

Clearing Folk School Invited to '100+ Women Who Care' April Event

The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay is one of three local nonprofit organizations chosen to present their proposal for a much needed landscaping project at the quarterly '100+ Women Who Care' event to be held April 24th. One of the three nonprofit organizations presenting will be chosen that night to take away the big prize!

The mission of the Clearing Folk School is to provide diverse educational experiences in the folk school tradition, in a setting of quiet forests, meadows and water. It is a place where adults who share an interest in nature, arts or humanities can learn, reflect, and wonder.


The goal of the 100+ Women Who Care nonprofit organization is "to connect like-minded women to make a meaningful impact in our community." The group, which has now grown to some 380 givers, has contributed over $394,000 during the past 19 quarterly events that it's hosted since July 2018! Approximately $27,500 was awarded to three local nonprofits in January.


According to Mike Schneider, the Clearing's Executive Director, "Any funds granted by the organization (to the Clearing) would be used for new flagstone walks at the Schoolhouse building, the Workshop building and at the Jens Jensen Center. The walks will be just like the ones that were done in the central campus area in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The new walks are wider than the old ones, and since the flagstone is mortared in place, there are no trip edges. This makes the new walks much safer. They are also easier to sweep, snow removal is much easier, and they eliminate the problem of weeds growing in the joints between the stones."


The best of luck to Mike and the folks at the Clearing! Thank you to the donors of '100+ Women Who Care' for all of the good things they'e made happen in the community!


Individuals who wish to donate funds directly to the Clearing for their landscaping project can do so via the nonprofit's website HERE.

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