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Community Events, December 2013
Members of the Whidbey Island community gathered Friday in the spirit of the holidays and for a very worthwhile cause. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County held its annual Festival of Trees Auction and Gala. It was the nonprofit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.
By starting the consumer shopping frenzy called Black Friday a day early, several large retailers are being criticized for eating away at Thanksgiving Day, a traditional time for family gatherings, feasting and reflection. Whidbey residents can easily avoid the madness and keep the holidays merry by shopping on the island. Whidbey Island has an abundance of unique shops and is great for thoughtful gift items all season long.