Thank you for Orcas Center Gala | Letter

Orcas Center is the place where magic happens. It’s where islanders and visiting artists can demonstrate their talents and all of us, locals and visitors alike, can come to experience both the visual and performing arts. And none of this could have happened without the support of Orcas Island businesses and the community at large.

Orcas Center recently held a very successful fundraising Gala and many businesses and individuals donated services and/or auction items that received much attention and appreciation from those attending. We owe a huge thank you to these businesses and individuals: Becky and Rich Gamble, Beach Haven Resort, BOSA Food & Drink, Brook Meinhardt, Bruce Pavitt, Charlie Nigretto, Clever Cow Creamery, Rev. Colleen Schuerlein, Crescent Repair Center, Deer Harbor Charters, Deschutes River Conservancy, Doe Bay Resort and Spa, Doe Bay Wine Company, Eska and Chuck Wilson, Gertie’s, Girl Meets Dirt, Imagine Festival, Inn at Ship Bay, Island Life, Island Thyme, Kenmore Air, Liberté Beauty, Linda Hamilton, Local Goods, Louellen and Miles McCoy, Kandis Susol, Kathleen Youngren, Kim Middleton, Lum Farm, Lummi Island Wild, Marsha and Bob Waunch, Matthew’s Smokehouse, Melanie Trygg, Mia Vermillion and Todd Harrison, Monkey Puzzle, Morning Star Farm, Mount Woolard Firewood, Orcas Auto Tech, Orcas Island Distillery, Orcas Island Golf Club, Orcas Island Sailing, Orcas Island Winery, Orcas Video, Paul Pollard, Pawki’s for Pets, Peter Fisher, Pine Ridge Inn, Rick Markov, Shearwater Adventures, Stan & Gretchen Liebenberg, The Lower Tavern, Tumalo Creek, West Beach Resort, Wild Island, Wildlife Cycles, and Zack Leck.

Special thanks to Asher & Olive who catered the amazing appetizers, Country Corner and The Barnacle for providing our beverages, and Steve Alboucq who coordinated the fantastic musical entertainment.

It takes many hands to put on a successful event. We give thanks to those who attended and to those of you who volunteered your time and talents. We are so very grateful to everyone who supports Orcas Center. Because of all of you, Orcas Center has a bright future!

Don Breazeal

President, Orcas Center Board of Trustees