Donors honored

Published March 7, 2008 / by Steve Berentson

A reception hosted Thursday by the Island Hospital Foundation presented opportunity to thank donors to the non-profit organization. Among dozens of donors gathered at the Depot Arts Center was Ike Schlicting (center), who recently donated $400,000 to the Foundation. Schlicting is flanked by Foundation Board President Dave Cortelyou (right) and Foundation Executive Director Cathy Herbold. Schlicting’s history with the Foundation includes a volunteer stint as treasurer. See www.islandhospital.org for more information regarding the public hospital support organization.

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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