Letters to the Editor

The result of hard work

Although it felt a little “Fall-ish” as I drove into work this morning, the beautiful hanging baskets that have lined our streets all summer long quickly pulled me back into a summer state of mind!

I have had locals and visitors alike comment to me about the colorful baskets and what a welcoming gesture they extend.

I want to thank the Town of Friday Harbor for providing these flower baskets. And I especially want to thank Sharon Hammel who is responsible for the town’s green spaces. Did you know that Sharon works from about 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. watering and feeding over 100 hanging baskets? She also waters the plants in most of the tree wells (those not adopted through the Chamber’s “Adopt a Tree Well” program), plus she maintains all of the Town benches — and there are over 100 of those, too!

The mass of color these baskets add to our streetscape certainly make the Town a welcoming place to live, work and visit.

Debbie Pigman
Executive director
San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

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