Making things better….
At times, islands come together to make things better.
Saturday night it was wonderful to see some 150 or so people come together to raise money to make a scholarship in the late Dr. Marcia Zakariason‘s name…there was salmon, and music, and a silent auction & dessert auction, and there was time to remember what a special person Marcia was, for so many people on San Juan Island. Her mom mentioned that she was always trying to make things better, and it was great to see the spirit of that in the efforts of so many on Saturday.
It’ll be fun to see what comes of all this. Charles Anderson from the Community Foundation mentioned that a quiet room at the new hospital will bear her name, while the memories that folks shared show that Marcia’s giving & loving spirit will live on.
Here’s a little thank you, from the organizing committee:
Great time had by all! Lots of fun, laughs, memories and good times had by all. We want to thank everyone for the donations of items, money, time and laughter. Thank you for making this a wonderful success. Marcia would be so happy to know so many people want to share in her enthusiasm for higher education! A special thank you to the team, Diane Jangard (Brooke, Alex and Kyle’s mom), Terri Brown (Racheal, Megan, Mackenzie and Laura’s mom), Fred Yockers & Linda Cooper (Fei and Jade’s mom and dad), Ginny Beaudoin (Mollie & Chelan’s mom) and Tom Schultz, Emily Schultz and Alaina Schultz. Outstanding Job! We love you Marcia!