Familiar faces at festival

Published June 5, 2017 / by Steve Berentson

Maybe our out of town guests aren’t aware of it, but like many local events, the Anacortes Waterfront Festival is teeming with volunteers behind the action. From Kiwanis members like these guys to parade musicians, Chamber volunteers and “staffs” at exhibit posts, the festival is built on a foundation of folks who are committed to community. Thanks to the Chamber of Commerce, the Port of Anacortes, Festival sponsors and the hundreds of local volunteers who contribute to making this annual celebration such a memorable experience for all!

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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