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  • May 9, 2016 at 4:00PM updated May 20, 2016 at 9:25AM
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Children and parents had a blast during the 26th annual Children's Festival put on by Islands Park and Recreation

 

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Town announces the Sunken Park poetry contest winner

  • May 20, 2016 at 1:30AM

The Town of Friday Harbor is pleased to announce William J. Weissinger as the winner of the Sunken Park poetry contest sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission. His poem "What You Don't Want To Do" was selected from 13 poems submitted by 10 San Juan Island poets who composed works inspired by the mural "Witness the Beauty" being installed in Sunken Park this week by Kirkland artist Jake Wagoner. Poet, teacher, and former Washington State poet laureate Elizabeth Austen adjudicated the competition. "The enthusiastic response to our request for poetry was inspiring, and the poem will add a wonderful dimension to our celebration of the Commission's first visual art installation," said Arts Commissioner Susan Williams. The poet will present his work at a public celebration of the mural scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, May 22 nd .

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