Faces in the crowd

Published July 8, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

A “slice” of the large crowd that gathered for an Anacortes “Town Photo” on the 4th of July. I see teacher, artist, U.S. Marine, parents and children. Special “characters” in this photo include former high school school teacher Harry Dawson (striped pants) and Mae-Louise Dopps as city namesake Annie Curtis. Always a wonderful day here in my hometown.

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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