Pool supporters make a splash

Published July 8, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

Supporters of a campaign to replace the Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center have made a big splash in recent days, evidenced in part by yard signs, a large 4th of July parade contingent and a $268,500 fundraising event. Campaign leaders seek to raise at least half of the $28.4 million needed to build a two-pool aquatic and fitness center. Local voters will be asked in February 2020 to support the project balance with a property tax. See the Friends of Anacortes Pool & Fitness Center campaign site for details: https://pooltogether2022.org/

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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