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 […]
Several visiting town criers gather to greet a slightly tardy host, Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell. A weekend competition of North American town criers was kicked off at the Anacortes Brewery Friday evening with a toast featuring a commemorative ale by Head Brewer Kevin Pierce. Competition opens Saturday, 10 a.m. at historic Causland Park.
Sharing a good cry with his Chamber of Commerce audience is Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell. Also on stage for Thursday’s Chamber Centennial celebration was Secretary of State Sam Reed (right) and a group of past Chamber board presidents. See Activities section for more photographs.
Reminiscent of days gone by, when “town criers” announced the news of the day, official Anacortes Town Crier Richard Riddell will join other dignitaries in celebration of America’s Independence Day on Sunday, July 4. Events include an 11 a.m. downtown parade, followed by festivities at historic Causland Park on 8th Street.
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 […]