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Peninsula Players Honors Peter Trenchard

Peninsula Players Honors Peter Trenchard as Honorary Board Member for Life

Fish Creek, Wisconsin – The Board of Directors of Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Trenchard as Honorary Board Member for Life.  Board members recently presented Trenchard with a plaque and letter of commendation to celebrate the appointment.

“Peter’s incredible 27-year service to Peninsula Players is an exceptional example of the great philanthropic giving of both time and resources that exists in Door County,” said

Dave Borghesi, Peninsula Players Board President. “His dedication to the Players steered a unanimous vote of the board of The Peninsula Players Theatre Foundation Inc. to elect Peter to the position of Honorary Board Member for Life.”

Board members Barbara Simpson Fuhrmann, Jill Herlache, Ted Laitner, Bill Parsons and Jerry Zaug alongside Managing Director Brian Kelsey and Artistic Director Greg Vinkler gathered to present Trenchard with the honor and to thank him for his time and service to Peninsula Players Theatre.

“I am certain future boards will look back at the great changes that occurred during Peter’s tenure with pride and admiration and it will inspire them to reach for the stars,” Kelsey said.  “He is an inspiration to us all.”

Trenchard was owner/operator of Bay Ridge Golf Course from 1976 until its sale this year to Trenchard’s son, Erik.  Trenchard was a founder of the National Golf Course Owners Association and from 1990-1993 was a member of the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.

Trenchard and his wife Dianne built and operated Cherry Hills Lodge and Golf Resort from 1990 through 2004 while also operating Bay Ridge.  Trenchard’s commitment to the Door County community is evident through his contributions to other non-profits and his service as a member of the Sister Bay Village Board.

Peninsula Players is a unique professional theater in the country for its diverse productions, continuing loyalty to a resident company and its beautiful setting on 16 wooded acres along the cedar-lined shores of Green Bay.  In the past 80 years, the theater has become a Door County landmark and its cornerstone arts institution, attracting audience members from throughout Wisconsin and across the country.


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