Kiwanis Pig War Picnic | Letters

The Kiwanis Club of Friday Harbor is pleased to host this year’s Fourth of July Pig War Picnic at the Historical Museum Park. This well-loved community event is free to the public and takes place immediately after the parade, which starts at 10:30 a.m. If you’re not familiar with where the Historical Museum Park is located just listen for the Bag Pipes as the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band will call you to the Park.

Bring your family and friends and join us for some good old fashioned, clean, family fun. We are honored to have back Mike Vouri, in all his regalia, presenting the legendary pig war story.  The featured music group this year is San Juan’s own Chameleon. They will be joined by their kids who play under the name of Komodos. If you missed them last year at the County Fair this is your chance to see some go ol’ rock and roll.

Island Recreation will host the kid’s games again this year. Last year we set a record with over 300 kids participating in various events. Some of the favorites are the three legged race, the egg toss and the money search in loose straw with over $100 in change waiting to be found.

This year we will offer three meal options: The full meal deal includes pulled pork sandwich, chips, pickle and cole slaw; as a second option you can replace the pulled pork with a kosher dog, either adult meal for just $10. We will offer a kids plate for $5.

Last month Kiwanis awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 11 Friday Harbor seniors. That was made possible by your generous support of our picnic. Our major sponsors this year are Islanders Bank, Browne’s Home Center and King’s Market as well as many additional community sponsors who have underwritten the event.  Every dollar we make goes back into the community to make San Juan such a great place to live and raise a family.

US News reports that San Juan is one of the top 10 places to be this Fourth of July.  Come on out to the Pig War Picnic and see why Friday Harbor is the place to be; celebrate our nation and the wonderful community in which we are so fortunate to live.

Jack Rice, President

Kiwanis Club