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On September 24th, 2016, a devote volunteer, Maddie Rose, helped out at 2016’s last Fix-It Day. In her words:
Fix It Day originated by Transition Fidalgo and Friends with a goal of community sustainability. The program reduces waste going into landfills by offering to repair appliances. The project has continued in support of Deception Pass Park Foundation to assist the park in a period of financial shortfalls. 2016 is the fifth year of this project which continues under by guidance of Barbara Shaw and Estelle Johnson who staff the Foundation’s informational table and the Fix It Guys: Eric Shen, Bud Anderson, Carl Elliott, Bruce Hall and Larry Collidge who do wonderful things to appliances.
The Anacortes Farmers Market offers a fine venue and interested consumers can approach with their small appliances when the Fix It Days occur. All repairs are completed for a donation to the Deception Pass Park Foundation. There is a charge if any replacement parts are provided by the Fix It Guys. Barbara and Estelle provide valuable information about the foundation, the park and often collect wonderful reminiscences of natives who grew up around the park.
I enjoyed helping out on the last day for Fix It Days on September 24. The Fix It Guys did not receive any takers until about 11:00 a.m. Barbara Kee, a newcomer to our area approached with some appliances. Then soon after, a vacuum, a coffeemaker, and a toaster magically appeared. It was entertaining to listen to queries from customers and the Fix It Guys surmising how to solve problems. Soon, more people approached asking just what was going on under the canopies. Laughter and good stories of other attempts by the customers to repair their appliances soon brought out the sunshine.
One of my favorite guests at the informational table were Barbara and Jim Kline who sponsored the first Tommy Thompson Trail Bike and Trike Ride.
Just to let you know the Fix It Days will continue next summer at the Anacortes Farmers Market. The dates will be published in the Current (and website). And, most importantly, any monies collected for the services of the Fix It Guys, as well as any book sales (Jack has a new book out–Exploring Deception Pass) provide support for educational programs and special unfunded projects at Deception Pass State Park.
Please join us as we celebrate our 4th annual holiday holiday fundraiser at Deception Pass State Park on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at Bowman Bay. Festivities run from 4-8pm. There will be suggested $5 per car donation.
Enjoy hot chocolate, eat delicious baked goods, see Park cabins lit up with lights, take pictures with Santa, drop off Toys for Tots, write holiday letters to service men and women, feel warmed by numerous bon fires, and listen to enchanting carolers. There will be crafts for the kids and more! Remember to wear warm clothes, rain boots, and to bring a flashlight!
This family-friendly event supports and promotes the Deception Pass Park Foundation’s mission of resource protection through education. All money raised goes to the direct benefit and enhancement of educational programs in the Park.
Although a fundraiser, the Foundation’s main goals are to connect with visitors in a fun and festive way during the off season, and build stronger relationships with the community and other organizations.
We can’t wait to see you!