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Thank you from OMS to the Community

Dear Community Members,

What a wonderful “Carnivale” and fundraiser Orcas Montessori School hosted on April 28 to benefit the young children of Orcas Island. So many local and off island friends and businesses contributed to the success of this event, along with the parents and Board. Their generosity makes it possible for Orcas Montessori School to help raise our matching funds for our expansion as well as continuing to keep its tuition affordable, and offer this beautiful Montessori creative learning community to the young children of Orcas Island year after year.

Orcas Montessori extends many heartfelt thanks to the following: Puono Anuenue, Philip Boerstler, Chris Brems, Stephanie Brening, Heidi Bruce, Julie Brunner Gaydos, Olivia Brunner Gaydos, Sally Buchanan, Kyle Carver, Dana Thompson Carver, Arthur de Haan, Deer Harbor Inn, Jamie Donatuto, Asya Eberle, CJ Eberle, Meredith Griffith, Elizabeth Guerry, Krista Hance, Lili Hein, Heidi Hudlet, Hyo Rhi Kim, Zackariah Leck, Bonnie Mahony, Mathew Mallon, Samantha Martin, Jami Mitchell, Marti Monroe, Jeanne Morris, Jessie Morrow, Denise Nunes, Laine Pechacek, Kataya Rain, Alyson Clark Stephens, Grace Thompson, Emma Thoron, Joe Thoron, Fabrice Van Putten, Maggie Vinson, Georgette Wong, Suzanna Wrightsman, Desiree Yerly, Ioulia Yerly, Andrew Youngren, and Emily Youngren.

We also want to extend our gratitude and thanks to all the Orcas and off-island businesses, individuals, and organizations who generously donated auction items and services:

ASTech Professionals, The Barnacle, Georgette, Charles, Emmett & Lillie Beadnall, Patricia Benton, Che Blaine, Raymond Broghi, Brown Bear Bakery, Camp Orkila, Cairnspring Mills, Dana Thompson-Carver & Kyle Carver, Deer Harbor Charters, Doe Bay Wine Company, Dolphin Bay Horses, Earthways Nature Education, Kaj Enderlein, Christopher Evans, Richard Fralick, Girl Meets Dirt, Grand Pacific Hotel, The Healing Arts Center, Anita Holladay, MLP, Cheryl Holm, Inn at Ship Bay, Island Artflow, Island Market, Island Skillet, Judd Cove Shellfish, Kenmore Air , Kruger Escapes, Local Goods, Maple Rock Farm, Rick Markov, Material Wit, Michael Mitchell, MLP, Sarah Murphy, North Beach Craftwork, Nutrition Intuition, Sally O’Brien, Office Cupboard, Optimism & Co., Orcas Athletics & Crossfit, Orcas Food Co-op, Outer Island Excursions, Luca Prasso, Random Howse, The Printshop, Rainshadow Consulting LLC, Red Rabbit Farm, Roses Bakery & Café, Rosario Resort & Spa, Leslie Rae Schmitz, San Juan Sanitation, Schooners North, Skyline Tree Care, Christa Smith, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Springboard Shop, Carla Stanley, Sugar Mountain, Suzie’s Barbershop, Three Ponies Photography, Tres Fabu!, Ian Van Gelder,L.Ac., Maggie Vinson, West Beach Resort, Wild Island , Wildlife Cycles, Kathleen Youngren.

Finally, we are grateful for the community members who came to the party and supported our school through their contributions.

On behalf of the exuberant and joyful children who grow and learn in the Orcas Montessori School, we cannot thank you enough.

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