I’m already missing the annual 4th of July parade in downtown Anacortes. This photo shows crowd and giant inflatable firemen from Shell Anacortes Refinery fire department. The inflatables are a perennial favorite among children at the parade. In 2020, another COVID-19 related cancellation.
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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