December 3rd, 2005

Santa loves a parade

The morning sun poked through as hundreds gathered along Commercial Avenue for the annual Lions Club Christmas Parade Saturday in Anacortes. Lions “shared the stage” with many other organizations including the Kiwanis Club, represented here by Santa and a trailer-load of young helpers. As usual, the parade included local stars ranging from Mayor Dean Maxwell and Town Crier Judy Jewell to members of Scout troops and fire departments. Merchants, shoppers and parade lovers alike lined the street for a delightful 30 minutes of holiday cheer on wheels. See more photos in Activities section under “Christmas Parade I.”

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About Photographer 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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