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Slideshow posted, Winners listed for Car Show at San Juan County Fairgrounds

Friday Harbor High School junior Cody Balcomb-Bartok's community project - The Friday Harbor Car Show -  was a welcome event on a sunny afternoon on San Juan Island. Turnout indicates the community is ready to get back to a more normal life. 

Balcomb-Bartok (in photo with his Volkswagen Bug) organized the event to fulfill his community project graduation requirement. He's already working on another car show for 2023.

Slideshow photos by Matt Pranger; Winner photos courtesy of San Juan County Parks and Fairground

The winners were: 

JD Allen of Friday Harbor, won Best Custom car for his 1935 Chevy Coupe    

       

Gary Fischer of Roche Harbor, won Best Classic for his 1955 Chevy Nomad

Susan Mazzarella of Friday Harbor, won People’s Choice for her 1957 Ford T-Bird

Raymond Ploghoft of Friday Harbor, won Best in Show for his 1948 Chevy Truck 3100

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Friday Harbor Island Lights Fest: Carols, tree lighting, and Santa

Breaking with tradition, the weather cooperated for the Island Lights Fest in Friday Harbor and everyone stayed dry. Dozens of islanders gathered on Spring Street in front of Memorial Park.  Kira Sable led the crowd in singing familiar Christmas carols including "Here Comes Santa Claus". And right on cue, Santa showed up, counted down from five, and the lights on the two elms in Memorial Park glowed. Mrs. Claus handed out candy canes to excited children.   

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Friday Harbor High School Homecoming Parade entertains spectators

The annual Friday Harbor High School Homecoming Parade traveled through downtown Friday Harbor on the way to FHHS football field. The festivities included a pep rally and a  football game that the Wolverines won 56-0. Enjoy the slideshow. Matt Pranger photos

Senior Class of 2022

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Witches paddle board, kayak, and canoe in Friday Harbor

The first annual Witches Paddle took place Sunday morning, October 31, 2021 in Friday Harbor. Photos by Dena Royal

All Welcome - Requirements

Bring Paddle Board and Paddle

Must Have a Leash for Paddle Board (For Safety)

PFD / Personal Flotation Device

Dressed as Witch

Let's Infuse Friday Harbor with Some Witchiness this Halloween

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2021 Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show in Friday Harbor

An automotive enthusiast checks out Keith Guard's 1941 Chevy during the 2021 Rick Campbell Memorial Hot Rod Show Saturday, August 7. Showgoers voted Guard's custom pickup the favorite at the event that raises money for scholarships awarded in honor of the long-time owner of CarQuest in Friday Harbor.

Slideshow photos by Matt Pranger.

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The Fox Olympics - photos by Brad Pillow

We had a bit of fun with Photo of the Day this month. Photographer Brad Pillow realized he had a number of fox photos that could be construed as Olympic performances. One photo appeared each day. In case you missed any, here they are. 

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Slideshow: 2021 4th of July parade in Friday Harbor

Friday Harbor's 4th of July parade attracted hundreds of viewers. They lined Spring Street from Caines to First. The parade was shorter than pre-pandemic parades, but was filled with children, pirates, political candidates, and a lot of dogs. We'll have more later. 

Parin‌ ‌Columna‌ ‌was‌ ‌the ‌Grand‌ ‌Marshal‌.

Lori‌ ‌Stokes‌ ‌was‌ ‌the Honored‌ ‌Citizen.  Matt Pranger photo

 

 

San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Becki Day with dog and her hardworking helpers organized the parade. 

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