Letters to the Editor

Pig roast another roaring success

It is so nice to see in this turbulent time that our giving community has once again come through and made the Third Annual Fidalgo Avenue Block Party and Free Pig Roast a roaring success.

Over 3,000 people enjoyed another beautiful summer afternoon which featured music, games, events, a free pig buffet and the First Annual Whidbey Island BBQ Competition. Congratulations to the BBQ winners; J.D. Kruger (Judges Award) and Smoke Tree BBQ (People’s Choice award). By raffle tickets, donations and beer and wine sales we were able to raise and give away $12,000. Half will be donated to the Help House and the remainder to be shared equally between Youth Dynamics, Safety Net of Oak Harbor and W.I.S.H. This can only be accomplished by the generosity of local businesses and the time and effort of hundreds of volunteers.

The Fidalgo Avenue Merchants Association would like to thank Island Thrift as our major sponsor. We would also like to thank Whidbey Island Bank, Les Schwab, New Leaf, Alaska USA, P&L Construction, Ace Hardware and PSE for their corporate sponsorship. Albertson’s and Saar’s Market Place, 7-Eleven, Koetje Agency, Whidbey News-Times, the performers (The Halyards, Don Richards Band and hypnotist Ron Stubbs), Kyle Blevins from Superior Audio Technology, Dunk Tank volunteers including Dr. Langrock and John Dyer OHPD, Penn Cove Shellfish, Gallery Golf Course, Diamond Rentals, Smoke Tree BBQ, the BBQ Joint, (Elks, OHHS and the Legion for the use of tables and chairs), Pacific Seafood, FSA, Flyers, AA Electric, the Soroptomists, Wayne Lock, People’s Choice Carpet and Upholstery Care, Capt. David, MWR, the city of Oak Harbor and all the merchants and volunteers who participated to make this a successful event.

Thank you to all that came and supported this free community event. It was the biggest and best yet.

Scott Fraser

Fidalgo Ave. Merchants Association

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