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No fireworks over Quartmaster again this year, Take-Out Hunger campaign now underway

  • Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:47pm
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No fireworks over Quartmaster again this year

Vashon’s annual July 4 fireworks show, taking place over Quartermaster Harbor, will not happen in 2021.

The annual show, funded and arranged for many years by a group of anonymous donors, has long been an annual occurrence on the island but was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

A spokesperson for the group said that the show was canceled this year at the request of the Governor’s office, and that they look forward to resuming the tradition in 2022.

You can help Take-Out Hunger

Last year, island restaurants and islanders who participated in Take-Out Hunger helped raised more than $3,500 for the food bank and helped deliver 1,000+ meals a week all summer long to island families in need. It’s easy to give. When you visit island restaurants, food trucks and drink purveyors, look for the Take-Out Hunger collection jar on the front counter. Your donation of any amount supports Vashon Food Bank’s Picnics to Go program, so kids don’t go hungry this summer. The 2021 campaign is now underway and is happening all summer long.

“The 2020 Take-Out Hunger campaign was so heartening and a perfect reflection of the way folks in this community support each other,” said Emily Scott, Vashon Food Back executive director. “A campaign that simultaneously supports local restaurants and helps to provide free meals for anyone who needs one … everybody wins, and everybody has access to nutritious food. We, at the food bank, are so grateful to the restaurants who participate and to the community members who make it work.”

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