Museum makes history by honoring Wallie Funk
September 13, 2011 · Updated 2:41 PM
The Island County Historical Museum presents a special fundraising auction and dinner to honor Wallie Funk, a long-time booster of local history, and one of the major drivers of the campaign that built the Island County Museum in Coupeville in 1991.
Funk, nearly 90, lives in Anacortes and is still an active and effective community activist, having recently raised a large sum in that community for a new maritime education school.
“When I learned that Wallie was happy to be our guest of honor, I was thrilled and honored,” said Rick Castellano, Island County Museum director. “The more we talked, the more I realized how many people and organizations Wallie has touched over the years, and we decided to dedicate the whole evening to him and his great community spirit.”
All friends and community members are invited to come and pay tribute to Wallie, former co-owner of the Whidbey News-Times, or just get to know him and join him in supporting the Island County Museum.
“Honoring Wallie Funk” is set for Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Oak Harbor Elks Club, from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. RSVP at 360-678-3310, or visit the Island County Museum, 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.