Rock-A-Thon benefits Alzheimers research

Regency on Whidbey’s second annual Rock-A-Thon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association is adopting safety guidelines for COVID-19.

According to Community Relations Director Teri Mendiola, the event will be held 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 in front of the Oak Harbor assisted living facility on Southwest Kimball Street.

Two tents containing four rocking chairs each will be set up in front of Regency, according to Mendiola. Anyone who would like to participate will have to register beforehand for a 15 minute block.

One of the tents will be set aside for residents and staff of Regency, and the other tent will be for visitors.

Friends and family can cheer on the rockers.

Each chair will be sanitized after the 15-minute block, Mendiola said, adding that masks are required to attend the event.

Mendiola said Regency is also asking members of the community to drive by and make donations.

“We’re inviting people to come out and support us for this event,” Mendiola said. “All of the funds we raise that day will be donated for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and because we are a senior community, what better way to support the community?”

Mendiola estimated the event raised about $2,000 last year.

To register for this year’s Rock-A-Thon, call 360-279-0933 and ask for Teri Mendiola.

More in News

Police probe Walmart scuffle

A woman and her teenage daughter attacked an employee at the Oak Harbor Walmart Thursday.

South Whidbey student arrested for alleged threat

Superintendent Moccia wrote the student was “emergency expelled” until an investigation is completed.

Naked golfer accused of chasing deputy, stealing car

A naked man chased a deputy, demanded the fleeing officer’s gun and ranted about aliens.

Proposed development in Langley draws concern

The housing development is proposed for a location near Coles Road.

See caption
Winter clothing drive, fundraiser seek to wrap refugees in warmth

As winter sets in, there is a dire need for everyone to be dressed warmly.

Oak Harbor child molester reoffends, but sentence less lenient second time

Gary T. Boyer, 71, pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court to third degree child molestation.

Election certification yields wins for write-in candidates

Voter turnout this year in Island County was 49%, well above the state average of 39%.

Man accused of killing dog with a hatchet

A judge found probable cause to believe 29-year-old Nicholas R. Anderson committed animal cruelty.

Superintendent contract renewed

The South Whidbey School Board renewed Superintendent Josephine Moccia’s three-year contract.

Most Read