Community

A story of how walking leads to registering to vote

Nancy Wight, as a representative of the League of Women Voters, recently registered 18-year-old Amanda Brast as a San Juan County Voter. - Contributed photo
Nancy Wight, as a representative of the League of Women Voters, recently registered 18-year-old Amanda Brast as a San Juan County Voter.
— image credit: Contributed photo

When Cyndi Brast and her daughter, Amanda, moved to the island in the fall of 2009, they only knew a few people. They decided to join the Friday Walkers, who take walks anywhere from Oracs Island, to Stuart Island, to Yellow Island.

“It was a wonderful way to be introduced to residents,” said Cyndi Brast. “We met so many people and my daughter got a whole set of grandparents.”

Her daughter made a special connection with Nancy Wight, who used to be the leader of the Friday Walkers.

When Amanda Brast turned 18 she asked Wight, as a representative of the League of Women Voters, to register her as a voter in San Juan County.

“It was a special honor for Amanda,” said Cynd Brast. “Nancy is a wonderful mentor and a very treasured friend.”

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Dec 17
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates