Guemes Island Community Center Association

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Guemes Island, Skagit County, WA, USA

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Ferry departs from Guemes approximately 8 minutes after the listed times below. Crossing time approximately 5 minutes. Round-trip time approximately 20-25 minutes.

*Wednesday 9:15 AM to Guemes and 2:00 PM from Guemes are hazardous materials runs only. No other vehicles or passengers may travel on these runs.
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Black & White Dinner Tickets

On sale now!

 

Don't miss the Black and White Dinner, an island-style gala at the Community Hall on October 19. Enjoy appetizers, salad, your choice of entrée, desserts and first glass of wine. Tickets $35 each. A limited number of tickets are available. Advance sales only - get yours now, while they last! Proceeds benefit the G.I. Community Center Association (GICCA).

 

This year's event includes a silent auction of works by talented, but lesser-known, Guemes Island artists. Chef Mickey McEachern lends her culinary talents. Michael Brown curates the wine selections. Music by Karen Lamphere on piano. Spend a festive evening in the company of your island neighbors.

 

For more information, call Emma Schroder 360-588-1639 or Julie Pingree 360-293-2269.

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Annual Fall Festival – Aug. 31

Come one, come all to the Annual Fall Festival held Saturday, August 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the Community Hall. Don't miss your opportunity to purchase local artist creations, local crafts, secondhand treasures, antiques, garden-grown produce, famous Guemes hot dogs and lemonade (provided by GICCA), as well as homemade baked goods provided by Guemes bakers.

 

If you're donating a baked item for the sale, please bring before 9:00 a.m. No pies with cream, milk or eggs can be donated. All proceeds from the bake sale and the space rentals go to the Betty Crookes Guemes Gold Scholarship Fund. If you want to participate as a vendor, contact Howard Pellett, 360-293-8128 or howardp71@gmail.com.

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Do You Have a New Neighbor?

Guemes Neighborhood Farm Stands -

Got Greens?

Guemes Island is home to many talented home gardeners. A few go beyond the small patch of herbs and lettuce and grow abundant vegetables, flowers and fruit that they sell from roadside stands around the island. Check out the offerings at these stands. It’s best to get there early in the day while supplies last. Payments are on the honor system.

Cedar Petrick, 5253 South Shore Drive, is open weekends throughout the summer offering a variety of vegetables and flowers. Chicken and duck eggs are also available.

Chris Damarjian (pictured on the left above), 7001 Guemes Island Road, stocks her stand on Friday mornings with organic vegetables and fruit. She often sells out by the end of the day. Check back over the weekend for late additions and flower bouquets. Also, handmade beeswax food wraps.

Tom Deach’s Garden on Edens (pictured on the right above), 4623 Edens Road, sells vegetables and flowers and stocks the farm cart by the road during the week as things are harvested. The proceeds benefit Carol Deach’s Jamaican children’s education program.

If you need fresh homegrown eggs, you need only drive the “egg route” around the island until you find an egg stand that still has a dozen for sale. Mimnaugh’s on Paradise Lane, Davelaar’s and Petrick’s on South Shore Drive west of the Store, (if the sign is out) Horneman’s on Edens Road east of Deach’s farm stand, the farmhouse on Eden’s Road at Section Ave, or Stamper’s north on Section Ave.

A Guemes frittata of just picked greens and fresh eggs can be on your menu if you hit the stands early. If you miss out, the Anacortes Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday morning until October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Depot at 7th and R Streets in Anacortes.
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Meet Your Neighbor

Guemes Neighborhood Farm Stands -

Got Greens?

Guemes Island is home to many talented home gardeners. A few go beyond the small patch of herbs and lettuce and grow abundant vegetables, flowers and fruit that they sell from roadside stands around the island. Check out the offerings at these stands. It’s best to get there early in the day while supplies last. Payments are on the honor system.

Cedar Petrick, 5253 South Shore Drive, is open weekends throughout the summer offering a variety of vegetables and flowers. Chicken and duck eggs are also available.

Chris Damarjian (pictured on the left above), 7001 Guemes Island Road, stocks her stand on Friday mornings with organic vegetables and fruit. She often sells out by the end of the day. Check back over the weekend for late additions and flower bouquets. Also, handmade beeswax food wraps.

Tom Deach’s Garden on Edens (pictured on the right above), 4623 Edens Road, sells vegetables and flowers and stocks the farm cart by the road during the week as things are harvested. The proceeds benefit Carol Deach’s Jamaican children’s education program.

If you need fresh homegrown eggs, you need only drive the “egg route” around the island until you find an egg stand that still has a dozen for sale. Mimnaugh’s on Paradise Lane, Davelaar’s and Petrick’s on South Shore Drive west of the Store, (if the sign is out) Horneman’s on Edens Road east of Deach’s farm stand, the farmhouse on Eden’s Road at Section Ave, or Stamper’s north on Section Ave.

A Guemes frittata of just picked greens and fresh eggs can be on your menu if you hit the stands early. If you miss out, the Anacortes Farmer’s Market runs every Saturday morning until October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Depot at 7th and R Streets in Anacortes.
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Anchor Away!

Adopt an Anchor - Support the Stage Project

 

The Stage Project "mascot" needs to find a new home. This 3000 lb monolith made from leftovers from the foundation concert pour, with an embedded chain, would make the perfect boat anchor. At the next very high tide, we can place this anchor on your mooring site with your chain clevis and buoy attached. Make a donation of $750 to the Stage Project and own a piece of island history.

 

Please contact Stage Project Manager, Rick Norrie at 360-661-5770 for adoption and donation information. Thank you for supporting this Guemes Island Community Center Association project.

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