In Honor of Martin and Hilary Ford
August 23, 2011, my father, Martin, celebrates being 80 years young and
my mother, Hilary, and he celebrate 55 years of marriage.Wow…what
milestones! As I write this, many thoughts and memories run through my
mind…who could ever begin to express them all?
What is easy to say is that I and all of my family are
blessed and grateful to have them as our parents and grandparents. This
donation to the Door County Land Trust supports a cause they strongly
believe in and respectfully represents a fraction of all the many ways
they have given to others throughout their years.
In 2008, Martin and Hilary moved to Ellison Bay from
Walworth County, Wisconsin, where, years earlier, they enrolled eighty
acres of erodible farmland in a conservation reserve program to restore
native prairie landscapes. Preserving the natural environment has been
important to them throughout their lives and it is why they greatly
admire the work of the Door County Land Trust.
The Door County Land Trust received
this note from Martin and Hilary’s son, Richard, along with donations
from the Ford Family. The Land Trust thanks Richard, Julie, Jasmine,
Vivian, Chris, Ali, Will, Nick and Deb Ford for their donations!