United Way kickoff

Published September 15, 2018 / by Steve Berentson

United Way of Skagit County kicked off its fundraising campaign Friday at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. This year’s theme is “We’re Ready,” with the inauguration of a campaign committed to childhood development. Among large donors from Anacortes were Shell Puget Sound Refinery ($160,000), Andeavor Refinery ($100,000) and the Anacortes School District ($13,000).

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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