Dedicated athletes

Published November 20, 2010 / by Steve Berentson

Despite wind and temperatures hovering near freezing, dozens of winter athletes from Anacortes High School conducted a community food drive Saturday, November 20. Pictured here are basketball players Kaleb Wigen, Jared Douglas, Gunnar Ronngren and Conner Longoria. Right behind them with a load of groceries were basketball players Lauren Kyllo, Deanna Kohl and Kendle Smithee. Among adult volunteers were Lynne Webb, Gary Thramer and Ray Jorgensen. Food will go to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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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