Tuesday, April 28, 2009

John Sable is Mr. San Juan Island 2009

Congratulations John! And, thank you to everyone who came out and supported all our contestants! Due to all your support, the elementary school will have over $7000 to go towards PIP, as well as the music and art programs. And a special thank you to Mr. Bill Shaw, for stepping in at the last minute for contestant Stacey Brown who was too sick to compete. Your rendition of "I'm a Baby Bumblebee" will go down in history!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mr. San Juan Island Competition

The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA is putting the "fun" back in fundraising with a new twist on an old idea.  Six of our island's finest father's will compete for the title of Mr. San Juan Island.  The pageant is Saturday, April 25th in the Pavillion Room at Roche Harbor.  The event isn't about beauty, brains or talent (although they'll be exhibiting all three at the pageant), but how much money each candidate raises.  

With federal and state funding dwindling, Friday Harbor Elementary School needs our support, now more than ever! Proceeds from the event benefit the FHES PTA and will go towards important programs such as PIP and music enrichment, as well as help buy school supplies. The FHES PTA also contributes toward popular elementary school competitions, such as the Math Olympiad and the GeoBee. Mr. San Juan Island is a great way for ALL adults on our island to make a difference in a child's education.

Enjoy the edible delights from Roche Harbor's own Chef Bill Shaw, while emcee Boo Boo Keane introduces you to Stacey Brown, John Sable, Marc Vermeire, Paul Hopkins, Bobby Tangney, and Chad Foley.  Each dollar you spend on the candidate equals a "vote;" and these men are ready to earn your money! The evening will entail fashion, talent and trivia segments. The candidate that raises the most money will be crowned Mr. San Juan Island at the end of the evening.  Along with the show, you'll have an opportunity to bid on some great adventures--like a roundtrip flight to Orcas for a guided tour on Turtleback Mountain, complete with a Market Chef picnic lunch.  Doors open at 6:30pm and the show begins at 7:00pm. 

A limited number of tickets are available and are $25 per person (21 years and older). They can be purchased at Market Chef, Griffin Bay Bookstore, or San Juan Island Fitness, or by calling Tanja Williamson at 378.6004 or Kerry Andrews at 378.1007.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hear the FHES Choir this Weekend at the San Juan Community Theatre

San Juan Singers Present “Our Town. Our Music. Our Lives.”

The San Juan Singers sing their way through the century on Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Led by Angel Michaels, the group shares music that dates back to 1900 and all the way through 2001, representing a variety of aspects of life. “Our community has done it all: fishing, fighting, farming and ferrying,” said Angel. “There’s always a song to sing, through good times and bad.” Expect to hear folk songs, popular songs and choral classics from such composers as Samuel Barber, Randall Thompson and Irving Berlin. There might even be some animal voices mixed in (the songs of whales, anyone?). And expect to laugh and to reflect.

Featured guests include island flautist Anna Maria de Freitas, harpist Mary WillAllen, the Friday Harbor Elementary School Chorus and That Berlin Bunch stage band.

Call the Theatre box office at 378.3210 to buy your tickets, or visit their website: http://sjctheatre.org/index.asp to buy online.