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Born in Bay City, Mich., second in a family of nine children, LaPorte migrated to San Juan Island more than 30 years ago. The father of three daughters and a foster son, and grandfather of six, he made a living in a variety of occupations over the years and gravitated with ease into the arena of local politics.
Community Events, May 2015
Island Rec will host an open house to honor departing director Sally Thomsen and welcome interim director Maddie Ovenell, Wednesday, June 3, 4-6 p.m. at the Island Office on Guard Street.
During her time on the island, Sharon additionally served as a teen mentor, judged 4H sewing and appeared in a small role in “Fiddler on the Roof.” She also sewed for many shows at the community theater. In 2014, her dog, Bogey, was asked to play the part of Sandy the Dog in Annie.
The grand-daddy of San Juan Island charitable events, now in its 28th year as a fundraiser for local non-profits, the Celebrity Classic kicks off Friday evening with a reception and “horse-race” event, followed by Saturday’s 18-hole competition.