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Anacortes History

  1. Soroptimist open thrift shop (1966)

    December 13, 2019, All Day @ 31st and Commercial alley way

    The Bargain Bungalow, in a small rented house in the alley at 31st Street and Commercial Avenue, was opened for business by the Soroptimist Club of Anacortes on this date in 1966. The idea of a thrift shop came from Thelma Marani, Nina Antonious and Doris Tursi, who received much opposition from the membership. As Doris said later, “It took some persuasion to convince the club that it was a good idea. We had to personally guarantee that the club would not go in debt, and we never did. We didn’t make much at first, but we always managed to make expenses, which were $25 plus a few dollars in winter for Presto Logs.” Since then, the club has given about $1 million in scholarships, and more than 90 members and 40 volunteers run the shop.

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  1. 10:30am - Time For Tots Storytime

    December 13, 2019, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Anacortes Public Library

    This program promotes early literacy through stories, play, movement, music, and rhymes. We begin with 30 minutes of open play.

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  2. 5pm - Winter Wonderland

    December 13, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Washington Park

    Enjoy the lights and celebrate the season with your librarians! This popular, annual Parks & Rec event provides a fun, free and unique holiday experience for all.

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