Rotary helps kids set sail

Published June 7, 2017 / by Steve Berentson

Once again this year thousands of children stepped up to the table at the Rotary boat-building booth at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival. One of the festival’s favorite features is the opportunity to collect wooden hull, colorful sails and strings for rigging to custom build a toy boat. Rotary makes this all possible, and even throws in a massive pool to provide a chance to float those boats. Thanks, Rotary Club volunteers, for making this memorable element of the festival a reality!

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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