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Fair helped by Island Thrift

A huge thank you goes out to Island Thrift for stepping in to fill the hole left by state legislators’ budget cuts. In today’s mail, we were overwhelmed to receive a check for $13,849 to ensure that prizes and premiums will be awarded to Whidbey Island Fair exhibitors this summer.

Island Thrift is truly a treasure house: the store itself is full of goods that still have lots of life; it serves as a regular source of near-new stuffed animals for young visitors to Fiddle Faddle Farm; and its operations generate gold doubloons to benefit many worthwhile causes ... including, now, Whidbey Island Fair.

Faced with the ongoing effort to eliminate fair funding from the state budget the past three years, Whidbey Island Fair asked and Island Thrift responded generously. We cannot thank them enough and, as part of that effort, would all of you reading this letter take a few minutes to simplify your lives by donating some gently-used items to the store? If you get there before the donation site closes at 4 p.m. you’ll have plenty of time to shop before the store closes at 5 p.m.!

What a wonderful asset we have in Island Thrift. Please help support them so they can support others.

Sandey Brandon
Fair administrator



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