First Lady Tonette Walker

Walk With Walker: Wisconsin's First Lady visits Door County

By Matt Ledger, Peninsula Pulse
Friday, July 20, 2012

The First Lady of Wisconsin recently hiked to the top of the state's tallest sand dune, which just happens to be in Door County.

On July 18, Tonette Walker visited Whitefish Dunes State Park as part of her Walk With Walker initiative, which promotes exploration of Wisconsin's parks, trails, and landscapes.

State Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett and Gov. Scott Walker joined Mrs. Walker for the trip up "Old Baldy." A number of community representatives, including Linda Wait, Town Clerk for Sevastopol, and Jack Moneypenny and Jon Jarosh from the Door County Visitor Bureau, were in attendance as well.

"We kind of saved this spot for this time of the year, and I'm so excited to be up here," said Mrs. Walker, before the start of the hike. Mrs. Walker took in a fish boil at the White Gull Inn on Wednesday evening before spending her Thursday on a tour of Washington and Rock Islands.

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