Many to thank for help with Fan-tastic carnival | Letters

It was another FANtastic community event on November 15 at the fairgrounds when hundreds of islanders gathered for the annual FANS Carnival.

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.

We also want to thank the many islanders who helped make this event such a success.

The outpouring of volunteerism was phenomenal: from the dozens of high school students from the San Juan Island Service Scholarship, the Leos and the S-Club; to members of Soroptimist International and their free face-painting booth; to parents and grandparents who baked goodies for the very popular cake walk; to community members, including Island Rec staff and board of commissioners, who helped in booths and cleaning up; to 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, printing help from Printonyx, affordable fare from the Kiwanis’ FANS Cafe, the Boy Scouts’ cotton candy and Rachel Otis’ sno-cones.

And finally, thank you to the business sponsors who helped with expenses: Roche Harbor, Heritage Bank, The Tooth Ferry, Brandli Law, Kiwanis and David L. Waldron, Architect.

We have lots of photos to share on our website at www.islandrecfans.org. Can’t wait ‘til next year!

FANS board of directors: Cathy & Todd Kromer, David Waldron, Deanna Eltinge, Jan Bollwinkel-Smith, Kyle Loring, Marc Islam, Shannon Rishel, Susan Mazzarella