Tree lighting, art walk

Published December 10, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

Once again this year downtown Anacortes was alive with activity as the Chamber of Commerce hosted the community Christmas tree lighting. Following the tree lighting ceremony on a beautiful Friday evening, members of the crowd spilled onto the streets for the Gallery Art Walk and other holiday related activities. Our “crab pot Christmas tree” continues to draw interest from throughout the region.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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