What’s Going On?
Posted November 26, 2012 at 4:23 am by Tim Dustrude
Here are some cool things coming up this week, next week and one cool event from last week that you might want to take a look at:
Join San Juan Island National Historical Park staff and volunteers for the annual old-fashioned Holiday Social, tree-trimming and cookie potluck from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 8, at English Camp.
Visitors are invited to bring holiday cookies and ornaments to hang on the tree, which will be erected in the old British Royal Marine Light Infantry barracks building — just as it was likely done in the mid-1860s when the camp was in its heyday.
The park’s 2012 Volunteer of the Year award and volunteer recognition is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Admission is free. The park will provide beverages, two crackling fires to warm the bones and entertainment to include staff and volunteer re-enactors in period uniforms and dress, storytelling and contra dancing with “Pig War.” The San Juan Carolers also plan to drop by for a few songs. Volunteer awards also will be presented.
A motorized golf cart will be available in the English Camp parking area for persons with accessibility needs. For information, call 378‑2240, ext. 2233, 2228 or 2227.
You are invited to a Bead Party! A BeadforLife Bead Party will be held at Islanders Bank (in the conference room) from 1–4 p.m. Wednesday, November 28. Former Islander Theresa Morrow is hosting the party to benefit impoverished women in Uganda. BeadforLife teaches Ugandan women to make beautiful jewelry out of beads made from recycled paper. The beads are then sold worldwide, with the funds going back to Uganda to help women create their own businesses, pay school fees for children, and obtain housing.
Help eradicate poverty and enjoy the beauty of these recycled paper beads by attending the Bead Party. It’s a great way to buy gifts for family and friends, and feel good doing it!
The annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner was a big hit. Here are some photos shot by Rich Norris sent over by Diana Mancel for you to enjoy. And a few more photos sent over with a thank you note from Jim and Minnie Knych:
Thanks to all the service clubs, businesses, volunteers and diners who participated in the 14th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Grange. The day certainly lived up to the name of Thanksgiving celebration.
So many people said “Thanks for doing this” but even more emphasis is on the giving part. The most frequent comment is, “What can I do to help?” And, there is always another job to be done at a big event like this.
Between 425 and 450 diners enjoyed the community celebration. It is not possible to name all who participated in some way for this venture. Please just know that we are thankful for all of you and hope you enjoyed being part of this big San Juan Island family as much as we do.
Jim and Minnie Knych
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