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Many to thank for terrific 'Tree' Day | Letters

A generous and involved community has stepped forward to make the Grange Arbor Day Open House a success.

Visitors and residents of Friday Harbor may have noticed the apple tree in full beautiful bloom trundling along Spring Street in a wheelbarrow, or the sheep shearing demonstration on the sidewalk in front of the Grange Hall.

We offered a warm welcome to spring inside our hall thanks to MacKenzie Brown for her poultry knowledge, Justin Blevins for tree care information, Helen Venada for composting techniques, Boyd Pratt and Al and Deanna Sundstrom for their chat on island agricultural and Grange history, Thom Pence and Shaun Hubbard for presenting the Garry Oak Restoration Project, Nina LeBaron for her food and fish greenhouse display, Candace Jagel for her dairy goat demonstration, and to Annette Dysart and the staff at Shepherd’s Croft, Antonio and Manuel, for providing the sheep shearing entertainment on a sidewalk in Friday Harbor.

Thanks and congratulations to our event coordinators Shann Weston, Gail Hyland, Pat Penwell and Susan Key for a successful event.

Roger Ellison/Master SJ Island Grange



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