Community tree arrives

Published December 6, 2007 / by Steve Berentson

Once again this year, Dakota Barnes of City Tree Service delivered and assisted with placement of the community Christmas tree at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Anacortes. Others in the volunteer work party included Dakota’s son, Jesse; Don Spurling and City Councilman Brian Geer. Sidewalk supervisors included Stephanie Hamilton and Mary Talosi of the Chamber staff. Jay Field of Village Pizza donated pizza for the work crew. The beautiful tree will be decorated in time for the community tree lighting ceremony Friday, December 7 at 5:45 to 7 p.m. Bundle up the little ones and be on the lookout for Santa. The Chamber is located at 9th and Commercial Avenue.

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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