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Other groups could benefit from Garden Tour, too | Letter

With the warm spring weather, we are out in the garden, eager to take on the many garden tasks. And as we have for 10-plus years, we are eagerly anticipating the Island garden tour.

What a wonderful opportunity to see the amazing gardens of other islanders and to support a worthy cause —  arts and artists in our community. The only thing that could make it even better would be if the funds raised from the Garden Tour went to a variety of worthwhile organizations.

Wouldn’t it be great if funds went one year to Vashon HouseHold and the next to the Land Trust? The following year funds could go to Vashon Schools, and after that to the Vashon-Maury Heritage Association. Year by year the Garden Tour could support VAA and the Food Bank and VIGA and the park district and others. Or to make the infusion of funds come around to each organization more often, maybe each year two groups could split the proceeds.

We just came across promo for the 2012 Whidbey Island Garden Tour. This year it “benefits groups that work toward improving Whidbey Island’s common habitat.”

We could do that. We could support the arts and so much more.

— Andrea Avni


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