Manitowoc Suicide Prevention Month event brings together New York filmmakers


MANITOWOC – The Production Farm, a nonprofit mental and behavioral health services agency based in Manitowoc County, has announced a special screening of a film in partnership with Prevent Suicide Manitowoc County.

To mark Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, the two organizations are presenting the award-winning documentary “Mount Lawrence,” the story of a young man on a journey to reconnect spiritually with his father in search of adventure and outdoors who committed suicide. .

The film will screen at 7 p.m. on September 8 at the Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance, 6751 Calumet Ave., Manitowoc.

The evening will include a brief welcome and introduction, information tables from the presenting organizations and the screening.

Filmmakers Scott DelaCruz, originally from Wisconsin, and Chandler Wild arrive from New York for the event and will join Wyatt Kuether, President, CEO and Founder of TPF, for a Q&A after the film.

After: Gardening, cooking eggs and playing in a group: the unique therapy found at The Production Farm

After: Former Sheboygan Falls Church to soon host off-the-beaten-path therapy program

Production Farm Facilities Manager Erik Fout, left, and CEO Wyatt Kuether stand near the facility's garden, Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in Whitelaw, Wis.

Complimentary tickets (valued at $25) will be available from both presenting organizations as well as many community partner sites.

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The screening is also a precursor to Prevent Suicide Manitowoc County’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Its 11th annual Run/Walk for Hope will take place September 17 at the UW-Green Bay Manitowoc campus. Event details and registration can be found at

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Fundraising for the Hartman’s Bakery fire: Click here to donate to a GoFundMe campaign to raise $15,000 to help Hartman’s Bakery and its staff recover from a July 27 fire at its Manitowoc store. As of August 26, the fund has raised $8,282 towards the goal. The bakery locations in Manitowoc, Two Rivers and Plymouth are closed until the Manitowoc store can reopen and start making products again.

Mental Illness Awareness Expo scheduled for September 17: The Franciscan Center for Music Education and Performance is hosting a Mental Illness Awareness Expo on September 17.

The exhibition begins at 5:30 p.m. and will end with a performance at 7000 apart.

During the event, attendees can learn about local nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in Manitowoc County with mental health issues.

Mid-Lakes Thresheree returns on September 10 and 11: Explore the roots of Wisconsin’s agricultural past during two days of old farm recreations, hands-on demonstrations, farmhand contests, food and more at the Mid-Lakes Thresheree from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. September 10-11 at the Manitowoc County Historical Society, 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc.

Whether it’s making butter in the cheese factory, seeing vintage farm machinery at work, or strolling through 25 interactive historic structures, there’s always something exciting happening at the Thresheree.

On-site activities include live field demonstrations with working farm equipment from the 1890s to the 1960s; hands-on farming activities and competitions; and steam engines.

Threshing crew at the Manitowoc County Historical Society.

There will also be interactive field-to-fork demonstrations and farmhand contests for all ages.

A Children’s Farm Auction will be held on both days where youngsters can complete tasks throughout the day to ‘earn’ money to purchase an item at the auction.

“Addie” the cow will once again be a featured attraction on September 10. “Addie” is a life-size fiberglass cash cow that milks, moos and wears bells and flowers.

A full schedule of activities is available at

The feature for the 2022 show is “IH/Farmall/McCormick Deering”.

Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

On September 11, FFA and 4H participants enjoy free entry.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children 4-17, and free for children under 4 and members of the Mid-Lakes Rustic Iron Club and Manitowoc County Historical Society. No postponement is allowed.

Upcoming Lakeshore Community Career Fair October 20: Registration is open for the Lakeshore Community Career Fair, taking place October 20 at the Blue Harbor Resort, 725 Blue Harbor Drive, Sheboygan.

Last year’s show brought together 50 employers from Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties.

The show will take place this year from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 20. Job seekers can learn more and find a list of participating employers at

Employers can register here until 4 p.m. on September 30.

Future 15 nominations sought: Young Professionals of Manitowoc County is preparing to welcome and honor 15 young professionals from Manitowoc County as Future 15 at its annual banquet on November 10.

Nominations are being accepted for 15 young professionals, ages 21-40, who are making a difference in their professional and personal lives.

“These are the agents of change who will continue to positively influence growth, prosperity and quality of life in Manitowoc County,” the organization said in a press release.

Award criteria include membership in the Young Professionals of Manitowoc County or the Chamber of Manitowoc County.

To nominate someone, visit Nominations are due by September 2.

For more information, call 920-684-5575 or email [email protected]

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  3. Hartman’s Bakery hopes to reopen by the holidays. The owner says the response to the fire shows “what bakery means”.
  4. ‘Shoot, time is running out’: Joe Garceau focusing on family, accepts Madison-area teaching job
  5. Unique Flying Objects of Two Rivers is closing its store, but online sales and Kites Over Lake Michigan will continue

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