This December, FANS’ (Families and Neighbors Support Island Rec) generous donors helped the group contribute $10,000 to Island Rec, for a 2018 total of $15,000. These funds bolster Island Rec’s capacity to provide scholarships for programs like swimming lessons and teen adventure camps, and to bring the community activities like Music on the Lawn and Movies in the Park and amenities like Eddie and Friends dog park and island trails.
“Island Rec is very fortunate to be able to count on FANS and its generous donors. Every dollar that FANS raises for Island Rec allows us to not only maintain our current level of recreational programming but to also explore new ideas and expand opportunities. I am continually amazed and thankful for the dedicated FANS volunteers and the community's enthusiastic support for Island Rec,” said Island Rec Director Maddie Ovenell.
FANS President Kyle Loring had this to say, “Thanks to the benevolence of so many of our neighbors, including the many business sponsors for our fall Carnival, this has been one of the most successful fundraising years since we started in 2012.”
FANS raises funds through its annual spring fundraising drive, snack shack at Music on the Lawn, and fall Children’s Carnival. The FANS Club campaign continues through the end of the year; donations may be made online at www.islandrecfans.org or via check to P.O. Box 875, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.