Lester Weatherwax, Manager at Community Markets, and Cathe Riffle, cashier at Community Markets.
In late May, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce kicked off a fundraising campaign for their annual Independence Day Celebration. Patriotic stars were sold at several businesses throughout town, and the response was wonderful.
“We would like to thank all of the businesses that sold the stars and all of the people who purchased them,” says Valerie Winterfield, Executive Director. “It is a great feeling to see the town rally together and support this wonderful event, and we are grateful for all of the contributions.”
Community Markets in Oak Harbor raised the most money, bringing in over $1,200 in donations with cashier Cathe Riffle selling the most stars. There have also been several donations by businesses in town and private citizens.