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Featured Nonprofit: Oasis Teen Center

The YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter provides emergency housing 365 nights of the year for all runaway and homeless youth 13-17 regardless of where they are in their lives. They have an intensive outreach team working diligently to connect

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  • The Mount Vernon Farmers Market 2016 Poster Contest
    The Mount Vernon Farmers Market 2016 Poster Contest

    The Mount Vernon Farmers Market is launching their 2016 Poster Contest; a juried competition for local artists in all mediums, with a $250 prize for the winning entry!

    The deadline for submissions is January 25th. They... Read more

  • SLiSH: Lake #7 Hike & After Party
    SLiSH: Lake #7 Hike & After Party

    Looking for something fun to do tomorrow? For $100, you can participate in the final lap of the Seven Lakes In Seven Hours fundraising hike at Fragrance Lake. This hike starts at 1pm and is only 2 miles so you don't have to be... Read more

  • Tina Tate's Story
    Tina Tate's Story

    The current Executive Director of the Friendship House in Mount Vernon, Tina Tate, shared with us her story of how she went from homeless to where she is now thanks to the Friendship House.

    “Back... Read more

  • The Start of a Beautiful Friendship... Cafe
    The Start of a Beautiful Friendship... Cafe

    A few years ago, the Friendship House approached the McIntyre foundation for permission to use McIntyre Hall for their annual Fashion Show Fundraiser. The family told them while they did not have control over the... Read more

  • SWAN Women of the Year Awards
    SWAN Women of the Year Awards

    The Skagit Women’s Alliance and Network non-profit celebrated their 30th-anniversary last year by expanding their Woman of the Year Award to honor multiple women with awards. SWAN formed in 1984 when women in... Read more

  • Extending Friendship To Skagit County
    Extending Friendship To Skagit County

    When you visit the Friendship House, you will notice a yellow house nearby. It is from this house; the Friendship House was born.

    One day, the woman who lived in the yellow house found a man looking... Read more

  • July 25th Is Skagit Day!
    July 25th Is Skagit Day!

    Saturday, July 25th is THE day to go outdoors, and have some fun in Skagit County! There are a bazillion things going on so we hereby declare that it is #SkagitDay! 

  • OASYS Inc's Smash Bash Is Truly Epic! Do Not Miss It!
    OASYS Inc's Smash Bash Is Truly Epic! Do Not Miss It!

    Have you ever experienced printer issues? Have you ever wrestled with a fax machine? Have you ever been so frustrated with your computer, you almost took a sledgehammer to it?! Well, now you actually can! No Joke!!... Read more

  • The Downtown Mount Vernon Sidewalk Sale Is A Perfect Girls Day Shopping Spree!
    The Downtown Mount Vernon Sidewalk Sale Is A Perfect Girls Day Shopping Spree!

    Get all of your girlfriends together for a Downtown Mount Vernon Sidewalk Sale (July 24th & 25th) shopping spree! There will be sales at all of the downtown shops so you should really visit them all!

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