Letters to the Editor

Volunteers made pig roast a success

The Fidalgo Avenue Merchants Association would like to thank everyone involved in the Fifth Annual Fidalgo Avenue Block Party and Free Pig Roast. Last year we ran out of food, so this year we cooked 2,165 pounds of pork, 700 pounds more than last year. Each year the event becomes bigger and better. This year we had 3,500 people go through our free BBQ Pork Lunch Buffet. About 1,200 people went through the BBQ Competition Tasting line and many more just enjoyed the weather, activities and fabulous music.

This year’s amateur BBQ competition winner was Brian Jones of the Fleet Reserve. The Pro Category was won by Roger Anglum of Smoke Tree BBQ and the People’s Choice was Fred Bennett of Sho’Nuff BBQ. We also added a home brew beer competition and had 30 local entries. This event was organized by our new addition to Fidalgo Avenue Whidbey Island Home Brew Supply. Next year look for a sanctioned home brew event with a lot more competition.

This fun filled family event can only be accomplished by the generosity of local businesses and dedicated volunteers. We would like to thank Island Thrift as 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, Waste Management and Saar’s Market Place. We would also like to thank Flyers Restaurant, BBQ Joint, Peoples Bank, Island H2O, Amerigas, City of Oak Harbor, Whidbey News Times, Whidbey Market Place, 7-11 and O.H. Motors. A special thanks to Tamberine Sky and Mid Life Crisis for donating their time and talent.

By raffle ticket, wine and beer sales and donation, we raised $12,000 on the day. This money will be distributed to the Help House, Safety Net of Oak Harbor, Youth Dynamics and W.I.S.H.

Thank you again to everyone who gave, supported and volunteered to make this Block Party and Pig Roast an event you don’t want to miss. See you again next year! Aug. 11, 2013.

Scott Fraser
Fidalgo Avenue

Merchants Association



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