Submitted by the Orcas Island Emmanuel Episcopal Parish
You came, you bought, you did good work for Orcas Island. Emmanuel Episcopal Parish in Eastsound is donating $6,000 from its July 2017 Market Day sale to local community programs.
“The generosity of Orcas Islanders never ceases to amaze me,” said Rev. Berto Gándara-Perea, Emmanuel’s rector. “All this money comes from the people who donated items to our Market Day sale and the people who bought things from it. The spirit of this community is a blessing to us all.”
Receiving organizations include:
SAFE San Juans
Emmanuel’s women’s group, the St. Agnes Guild, has sponsored its Market Day rummage sale annually since the 1930s. A similar Holiday Sale will be at the Emmanuel parish hall, Sat., Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Treats, not tricks: On Halloween, Karen Ladd (right), vice-president of the Emmanuel Church St. Agnes Guild, presented $750 to Susan McBain, vice-president of the Orcas Island Food Bank board.
For the kids: Karen Ladd, vice president of Emmanuel Parish St. Agnes Guild, presents $500 to Vala Ross, assistant director of Kaleidoscope preschool, from 2017 Market Day earnings. Kaleidoscope serves kids from birth to 12 years, including this great class of enthusiastic preschoolers.