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Racine & Me, April 29, 2017: Open House Racine Co, Christmas House, Back the Badge Golf, and AAUW Book Sale

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Jacob Kittilstad celebrated a birthday this week. Although he showed no fear in growing older, he expressed some concern that hair was now growing out of his ears. He asked his audience for suggestion on how to remove it.

Real Racine – Racine’s County’s Convention and Visitors Bureau – shared their plans for “Open House Racine County 2017”. The event coordinates about 60 locations across the region, getting them to open their doors to visitors for free. A number of tourist favorites are on the list as well as dozens of other spots that are less publicized. Click here to learn more

The Christmas House Bed & Breakfast planned to participate in “Open House Racine County 2017”. The director of operations for the historic building stopped by the studio to talk about why people should check them out.  The Christmas House was built in 1893 and is part of the Southside Historic District. It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. And, most importantly, you can now eat and sleep there if you secure a reservation. Click here to learn more

As the weather warmed up, golf was on the mind of a lot of people including those in charge of the “BACK the BADGE Golf Outing and Dinner”. The event brings together members of law enforcement at the Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford. In their second year, organizers expect more than 120 officers to be in attendance. That’s double what they had last year. The growth is attributed to the message of the event – which is giving recognition to the sacrifices made by police and other authorities. Click here to learn more

Lastly, the AAUW Used Book Sale is in the final planning stages. The event allows people to buy used books for $1-$2. The literature is donated by the community to the Racine American Association of University Women – which uses proceeds from the event to fund scholarships for young women in the community. Jacob was impressed by the sheer number of books they get for their sale. Click here to learn more

Guests: Paul Holley – Real Racine Marketing Director, Anne Yust – Director of Operations for The Christmas House Bed & Breakfast, Ray Sartler – BACK the BADGE Golf Outing and Dinner Organizer, Lt. Michael Smith – Racine Police Department, Pat Ehlert – AAUW Representative, Joyce Gregg – AAUW Representative

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