Community pride

Published July 4, 2003 / by Steve Berentson

Hundreds of people lined the main street of Anacortes this morning for the 4th of July parade sponsored by the Anacortes Women of Today. The parade opened with a volley from a cannon, and then a Navy color guard led the procession south along Commercial Avenue. Many people streamed from the parade to Causland Park for an afternoon of music, games, food and a patriotic program.

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.

Comments are closed.