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Pork falls short but not the fun

The Oak Harbor Fidalgo Avenue Merchants Association would like to thank everyone involved in the fourth annual Fidalgo Avenue Pig Roast Block Party. Last year, we ran out of food so this year we cooked 1,600 pounds of pork in hope that we wouldn’t run out. Well, we did again.

With such wonderful community support, it was bound to happen. We serve until it is all gone. Nevertheless, the event was fun for the whole family. Parents and children enjoyed being entertained by L-Bow the Clown, our own local clown (Wayne Locke), panning for gold, face painting, martial arts, bouncy house or climbing the rock wall, etc. The family activities were endless.

This year we added an amateur barbecue contest. It was a successful event and exciting to watch the pro and amateur barbecuers in action hoping to win the prize pig trophy! You don’t want to miss that next year. Also, the sidewalk chalk competition held on Pioneer Way was a huge hit with the kids. This fun-filled family day that helped raise money to be donated to our community food bank and to help families in need can only be accomplished by the generosity of local businesses and the help of dedicated volunteers.

We raised $10,000 which will be distributed between the Help House, Safety Net, Youth Dynamics and W.I.S.H.

We would like to thank Island Thrift, our major sponsor, along with P&L Construction, New Leaf, Whidbey Island Bank, Les Schwab, Ace Hardware, Alaska USA Mortgage, Koetje Insurance, Boeing, PSE, Cascade Custom Homes, Windermere, Guild Mortgage, Office Max, Flyers, BBQ Joint, the City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey News-Times, Whidbey Marketplace & News, 7-Eleven, Albertsons, Saars Marketplace, Janie, Joe and Mason, Forced 50 and Superior Audio Tech. With so many businesses to thank and people to mention we will also have a list of names at our website www.oakharborpigroast.com.

Thank you again to everyone who gave, supported and volunteered to make this Pig Roast Block Party on Fidalgo Avenue an event you don’t want to miss. See you again next year! Aug. 12, 2012.

Scott Fraser
Oak Harbor Fidalgo Avenue Merchants Association


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