Folks lined Spring Street under sunny skies Friday afternoon, October 28 to watch Friday Harbor High School students parade through town. Friday Harbor High School Seniors float won the overall prize 2016 Homecoming Parade October 28. The seniors won for the Most Spirit and the Most Class Involvement. Juniors were the Most Creative and Most Earth-Friendly. The Sophomore class won the Purple & Gold award. (Top photo - Senior Class)
"Local" was the theme for the 6th Annual Friday Harbor Fall Farm Parade on Saturday October 1, 2016. Following the parade, a celebration was held at the San Juan Island Grange Hall. Visitors admired the progress on the new deck, listened to live music, purchased slices of pie, and petted baby pigs from Sweet Earth Farm.
TEDxSanJuanIsland 2016's theme "Quality of Life" at San Juan Community Theatre on September 17 featured a dozen speakers including two from Friday Harbor. Local composer, Grisha Krivchenia closed out the event by performing a song he had created with a Vietnam veteran through a project in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The project explores the creativity in elders and helps them tell their stories through a creative process.
The slideshow includes links to websites about each speaker.
Alicia Malone, a film reporter, writer and TV host, emceed the 2016 TEDx San Juan Island at San Juan Community Theatre September 17, 2016. Visit her website at www.malonesmovieminute.com/
Slideshow photos by Sharon Kivisto
Competitors of all ages brought their custom-made Zucchini racers to the Skatepark at the San Juan County Fair Wednesday for the first of four days of racing. The annual competition has two divisions - one for stock, the other for custom. Stock is defined as a racer that's main component is a whole zucchini. In the custom category, just a bit of zucchini is required.
San Juan Island School District Superintendent Danna Diaz, Friday Harbor High School Principal Fred Woods, and School Board Chair June Arnold handed out diplomas and congratulated the sixty-four members of FHHS Class of 2016 as they crossed the stage Saturday evening.
Crowds lined Spring Street near Memorial Park for the annual Memorial Day parade in Friday Harbor on May 30, 2016. Veterans, American Legion Post 163 Color Guard, the Legion Auxiliary and Boy Scouts marched down Spring Street to the ceremony at Memorial Park. The gathering included speeches, a 21-gun salute and the tossing of flowers into the water to remember those who died at sea.
Friday Harbor's Opening Day parade featured 40 boats led by the Orca Star with the American Legion Post 163 Color Guard aboard. They were saluted by three volleys from the American Legion Rifle Salute Squad. The classic wooden boat Baten followed with Grand Marshall, San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs.
It rained before and it poured afterwards, but the sun broke through the clouds long enough for dozens of children to hunt for eggs at Roche Harbor Resort March 27, 2016. The slideshow tells the story from the live chicken, the extra silver egg, the cheerful Easter Bunny and Carrot, the tie for jellybean count and a repeat winner. Slideshow photos by Sharon Kivisto
San Juan Island Firefighters Association hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Jacksons Beach on San Juan Island. The rain let up for at least part of the time. Everyone ages infant to 12 received prizes courtesy of Friday Harbor Drugs, Ositos, The Toy Store and San Juan Island firefighters. Hot cocoa was provided by Friday Harbor House. Those who found a special egg received a fire safety prize for your family.
Boats decorated with ligts and one bearing Santa Claus cruised the bay in Friday Harbor Saturday, December 19, 2015 in the 24th Annual Lighted Boat Parade. This holiday event is sponsored by the Friday Harbor Sailing Club and the Port of Friday Harbor.