Letters to the Editor

How our beer garden grew

There are so many people to thank for making the Oak Harbor Tavern’s beer garden and street dance such a huge success.

A truly heartfelt thank you goes out to Jill, Katie, and Elise of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce for their support and assistance; Gary Stuntz of Whidbey Island Race Week; Diamond Rentals for donating a generator for our electrical needs; Anacortes Brewery for making such a fine beer for us to sell; Mike’s Mini Mart for providing ice storage; the musicians of KG3, Highway 20, and Article 115 for providing an outstanding night of music. Thank you, Eli Westin, for your offer to perform. We are truly sorry that we were unable to get you on stage due to time constraints. We look forward to seeing you perform at the Oak Harbor Tavern on May 12.

A special thank you goes out to Cliff Beedle, Robi Tull and Alan Kincaid for constructing and lighting the beer garden. Your expertise was invaluable.

A big thank you to the beer garden crew: Rhonda “The People Whisperer” Severns, Bob Severns, Rick Almberg, Michelle Curry, Michelle Tull, Jim and Cynthia Cooper and Whidbey Island Bank.

A big thank you to  Mayor Scott Dudley. We like your “make it happen” attitude.

A huge high five to Robi, Steve, and Christy, the Oak Harbor Tavern staff. You ran numerous errands, worked long hours, and kept smiling. I love you guys.

Now, the most important thank you to the fine citizens of Oak Harbor, your generosity and sense of community is overwhelming. Through your participation we were able to raise over $1,000 for the Oak Harbor 4th of July fireworks fund. Way to rock, Oak Harbor! You made this Holland Happening weekend an event to remember.

Kelly Beedle, manager
Oak Harbor Tavern


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