Photos by Tag: crier

October 2nd, 2011

Seafarers’ cry

Seafarers’ Memorial Park was the site of Sunday’s final competition among those in the North American Town Criers Championship event. This crier is from Brentwood Bay in Victoria, B.C. Winners will be announced Sunday at a 6 p.m. dinner ceremony in the Port of Anacortes building at the seaside park.

October 2nd, 2011

Best of criers

The top crier was announced Sunday evening following two days of competition among more than a dozen criers in the North American Town Criers Championship in Anacortes. Making presentation of the engraved award to Town Crier Bill McKee of Uxbridge, Scugog and Oshawa (Ontario) is Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell (right), host of the event. […]

October 2nd, 2011

Host cry

Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell delivers a humorous “cry” Saturday before the start of the second round of competition at the North American Town Criers Championship. Riddell, who is reigning champion, will pass on the title today following a 2 p.m. competition at Seafarers’ Memorial Park. The results of all three rounds will be tallied […]

July 18th, 2010

Rogue Crier

Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell “went rogue” Saturday afternoon at the 2010 Work Boat Races. He started out ranting against pirates gathered for the event, but after doing a head count he ended his “cry” by shouting “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!” He then pulled down an eye patch and headed for the […]

December 5th, 2009

Santa & Kiwanis

Santa teamed up with Kiwanis Saturday for the annual Lions Club Christmas parade in downtown Anacortes. Both Santa and the service organization “serve the children of the world.” Hundreds lined Commercial Avenue this morning for a wonderful parade featuring floats, dignitaries, choirs, clubs and emergency service teams. Once again this year, Shell’s giant inflatable firefighters […]

June 4th, 2008

No. 1 Crier

Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell was named the best American Crier at the North American Town Crier Competition in Annapolis, MD held on the first weekend in May. He will hold the title for two years until the next competition. Riddell is a graduate of Anacortes High School and Skagit Valley College. He studied theater […]

July 4th, 2007

New crier

New leader of the “town crier” pack in the 4th of July parade was Richard Riddell, who succeeds Judy Jewell (also pictured). The pair “co-cried” at a post-parade event held at Causland Park.

July 4th, 2006

Park patriotism

Crowds gathered at historic Causland Park Tuesday following an extraordinary Fourth of July parade on Commercial Avenue. Town Crier Judy Jewell opened the park event with a proclamation that included tribute to those in American armed forces. Grand marshals in the parade represented several branches of the military. Clouds parted to make way for sunshine […]

October 8th, 2005

Crier at market

Among many Anacortes residents enjoying today’s fare at the Farmer’s Market was Town Crier Judy Jewell. Inspired by a tasty experience involving fresh clam chowder, Jewell rang her bell and loudly encouraged other market-goers to give the chowder a try. Among those at the market this morning were Mayor Dean Maxwell and his opponent, Kevin […]

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