Soroptimist St. Pat's gala grosses more than $15,000

Farhad Ghatan was auctioneer at the Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor St. Patrick
Farhad Ghatan was auctioneer at the Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor St. Patrick's Day Gala. Nancy DeVaux is Soroptimist president.
— image credit: Contributed photo / Marie DiCristina

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor thanks the 160 people that attended the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Extravaganza on March 13 at the San Juan Island Yacht Club.

The gracious audience enjoyed live music from Opa, the wit and charm of auctioneer (and Soroptimist) Farhad Ghatan, food from Becki Day of Vinny’s Ristorante, and the efforts of all the Soroptimist volunteers.

Event tickets, raffle tickets, and auctions grossed more than $15,000, which will help support club awards, projects, scholarships and services.

"Great job, Friday Harbor! We will plan on an even better event next year!" the club stated in a press release.

Soroptimist thanks the following donors.

From Anacortes: The Marina Inn, Stork’s Restaurant, Anacortes Cinemas.

From Burlington: Costco.

From Leavenworth: Alpen Rose, Munchen Haus.

From Mount Vernon: Wiggins Nursery, Wal-Mart.

From Port Townsend: The Palace Hotel, Key City Public Theatre, Don’s Pharmacy, Ichikawa Cuisine, Jordini’s Subs.

From Whidbey Island: Heron Bay Cottage.

From San Juan Island: Island Glass, Ace Hardware, Arctic Raven, Maya’s Westside Charters, Crystal Seas Kayak, Herb’s Tavern, The Whale Museum, Charles Thomas, The Peppermill, San Juan Community Theatre, Best Western Friday Harbor Suites, Robert Hare Stavers, Attorney Katie Loring, Griffin Bay Bookstore, Spa d Bune,

Gentry Aesthetics, Allison Lance, Altier Salon, Debbi Staehlin, San Juan Florist and Sweet Spot, West Marine, Nash Brothers Sports, Bruce and Laura Westmiller, Jean Reynolds, Home Port Flooring and Design, Farhad Ghatan, Brenna Wood’s Glamour Time, Vinny’s Ristorante, Steve Percer and Phyllis Davis, Ray and Judy Adams,

Friday Harbor Courtyard Suites, Rocky Bay Café, Susie’s Mopeds, Randy and Kathy Moss, Laurie Burns, Lawson Construction, Laura Tuttle, Roche Harbor, Jim Maya, Gary Sharp, Mark Cunningham, Anna Coffelt Balloons, Elise Jensen, Jeanie Fodor, Island Wool, San Juan Jewels, Jane Dill, Loea, Islander’s Bank, San Juan Canvas, Ositos,

The Toy Box, Gourmet Galley, Marketplace, Hot Shop, Tookie, Annie Adams, Friday Harbor Drug, The Office Center, San Juan Gallery, San Juan Pasta Company, Marcy Hahn, Stephanie Prima-Sarantopolus, Francie Hansen, Jane Alexandra, Anita Barreca, Emily Reed, Coho Restaurant, Marie DiCristina, Bette Cantrell, Lynn Danaher,

Cannery House Restaurant, San Juan Excursions, Mary Kobiella, Post San Juan, Dominique’s House, Angela Michaels, Software, Islands Convalescent Center, Wildbird Bamboo, Lenore Bayuk, Friday Harbor Trading Company, Margarita Timmons, The Big Store, Cousin Vinny’s Pizza, San Juan Bakery, Serendipity the Used Book Place,

Gayle Rollins, San Juan Vineyards, the band Opa, CATS, MarketPlace, King's Market, The Toy Box, Becki Day of San Juan Events.

For more information about on Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, visit

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