December 4th, 2009

Christmas crowd

Anacortes kicked off the Christmas season in traditional fashion Friday night with the lighting of a community tree at the downtown Chamber of Commerce building. Participants ranged from school choirs to town crier, with refreshments by the American Red Cross … and of course a special visit by Santa Claus. Following the tree lighting, crowds spilled into town for the Chamber-sponsored Art Walk. Don’t miss Saturday’s Lions Club Christmas Parade, 11 a.m. downtown (December 5).

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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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