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Carnival ‘kicked it’ thanks to support | Letters
What a FAN-tastic outpouring of community support we had for our annual FANS Carnival on November 16 at the fairgrounds!
The board of Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec would like to thank all of the families who attended the carnival—we hope all of you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves.
So many islanders helped make this event such a success. The outpouring of volunteerism was phenomenal: more than 35 high school students (from FHHS, Spring Street and home schoolers and representatives of Dollars for Scholars, Leos and the S-Club); members of Soroptimist International and their free face-painting booth; community members, including Island Rec staff and board of commissioners, who helped in booths and cleaning up; and Angela Sutherland who designed the game booth signs.
Then there was the set up and clean up help from the Sheriff’s work crew, costume support from San Juan Community Theatre, publicity help from Friday Harbor Elementary School staff, Tommy and Diana Pieples’ FANS Friendly Café, the Boy Scouts’ cotton candy, Michelle and Isaac Mayer’s sno-cones and cake donations from KINGS. The fairground facilities were perfect for the colder weather and the staff there was great to work with.
And finally, thank you to the eight business sponsors who helped with expenses: Nate’s Automotive, Island Wools, Roche Harbor, Whidbey Island Bank, San Juan Interiors, Western Prince, The Tooth Ferry, and Brandli Law.
We have lots of photos to share on our website at www.islandrecfans.org. We look forward to even more FANS fun in 2014.
Cathy Kromer, FANS, president