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Ferry ticket fundraiser for islanders

March 16, 2013 · Updated 5:01 PM

Cruising down the information highway doesn’t always get you where you want to go. That’s what Marlene Dickey quickly found out when trying to organize her 30-plus trips off Orcas Island to the Cancer Care Center in Skagit Valley. It is also the reason why Marlene, along with her committee, now dubbed Team Tatas, has organized two fun-filled evenings at the Oddfellows Hall. Dance the night away on Friday, March 22 from 7 to 10 p.m. and be prepared to be titillated with dance, music, art, all with the goal of raising funds for islanders that need financial help for ferry tickets to get to lifesaving medical appointments. Dickey is on a mission to make sure that anyone who needs assistance will easily be able to have the right information, and the financial help with ferry tickets.

Orcas Family Connections Resource Center has stepped up to partner with Dickey and her committee and have become the umbrella organization to help facilitate this effort. This new fund will help supplement people who might otherwise not qualify and “fall through the cracks.”

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