Thanks for all the help with this year’s Eyeland Fest | Letters

The evening began with the Argyle Street Jazz Band (thank you!) playing whilst attendees feasted on a magnificent tri-tip dinner prepared by “Billy Grewohl, the tri-tip guy” and his crew.

The San Juan Lions ‘pride’ served up cocktails and smiles while Lion Lisa Moretti and her Wizard of Oz cast worked the crowd. Later, while the J-Bots played (thank you!), the high school LEOs club kept the energy up by dancing the Macarena into the crowd!

Many thanks: Islander’s Bank, Dr. Robert Williams, Village at The Harbour, Islander’s Insurance, San Juan Pest Control, Windermere Real Estate, Heritage Bank, Friday Harbor Brewing Company, Starr Excavating Inc, Salt Spray Window Cleaning, Safe Harbor Insurance, Printonyx, Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Spike Africa Sailing Adventures, King’s Marine, Browne’s Home Center, Ace Hardware, Cattle Point Rock & Topsoil, Richard Lawson Construction, Islanders Bank, Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan’s Vision Source, Dr. Brain Crain, Alice Shull, Spring Street Deli, Brandli Law, Bob and Toni Bailey, Dockside Treasures, Friday Harbor Eye Clinic, Argyle Street Jazz Band, Savannah and Josh Boles, Tony’s Terrific Carpet Care, Friday Harbor Espresso, Griffin Bay Bookstore, Sweet Retreat, The Bean Café, Crow’s Nest Coffee, San Juan Coffee Roasting Co, Roy’s Island Buzz, Joyce Crain, Brown Lantern Ale House, Ositos Gift and Toy Store, Creative Fashions, Office Center NW, Mary Uri, and Island Rec.

Very special thanks to auctioneer Boo Boo James, who donated her time and sense of humor, to bring our live auction to life and laughs: “It would be rude of me not to ask if anyone would like to bid higher…” Much appreciation goes to Michele Morton for getting our credit card machine running (yay!), and Lions Sheila and Bruce Martin, for staying at the guest services table all night long! Heartfelt thanks to our Lion volunteers and especially to the Lions Eyeland Fest “core”: Lloyd Vaughan, Tom Starr, Jeff Neely, & Bob Swartzberg and special thanks to Mary Uri.

If we have missed naming anyone who helped with the Lions Eyeland Fest, we apologize.

And a last, large thank you to the people of the San Juan Islands for your never-ending support of these community events – without you, they wouldn’t happen!

Lion President Bob Williams, Vice President Lion Brian Brown and Lion BJ Brandli

San Juan Island