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2018 Donations from local businesses & individuals

Over 300 items, valued at $4,500, were donated by 85 local businesses and individuals for Gift Baskets and Door Prizes!

10 Gift Baskets were offered @ $1.00 per ticket
Local Businesses & Individuals providing donations
5th Street Bistro
Anacortes Coconut Kenny’s
Anacortes McDonald’s
Anacortes Papa Murphy’s
Anacortes Pizza Factory
Anacortes Safeway
Anacortes Starbucks
Anthony’s at Cap Sante Marina
Barbara Smart
Blade Chevrolet
Bob’s Burgers & Brew
Bob’s Chowder Bar
Brown Lantern
Bubba Sudz Car Wash & Detail
Burlington Haggen
Burlington Senior center
Cascade Pizza
Cedar Plank Seafood
Charles Fine Jewlry
Courtney Williams, LMP
Dari Delite
Ellen Schweigert
Evelyns Tavern
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Farmstrong Brewery
Fidelgo Drive-Inn
Flowers on Woodward
Fred Meyer
Island Adventures
Koby Peterson
Lorenzos Sedro Woolley
Magnolia Grill 
Majestic Inn & Spa
Max Dale’s
Mezistos Mexican Restaurant
Mod Pizza
Mount Vernon Haggen
Mount Vernon Red Apple Market
Mount Vernon Safeway
Movie Passes Anacortes
North Star Embroidery
Olive Garden
PK Mead
Pretty Simple
Pure Salon & Spa
Quantum Health & Yoga Lounge
Ristretto Coffee Lounge and Wine Bar
Riverside Lanes
Rose Briar
Ryann Michele & Co.
Serenity Salon
Shelly’s Shack
Skagit Burgers
Starbucks Burl/Hwy 20
Sunrise Blvd. Coffee Co
SW Starbucks Cook Rd
Swinomish Casino
The Apothecary Spa
The Net Drive-In
The Rose Briar/Danise Robinson
Train Wreck
Whidbey Coffee
Woods Coffee Burlington
Work Outfitter’s
Zap Pro Lube

2018 Top Fundraisers

6 Aktion Club teams collected about $16,000!

Top Teams

1. Island Bowlers raised $1,795-sponsored by Barbara Farrell

2. Spare Time raised $1,250

3. Tombstone Ladies raised $1,225-sponsored by Evans Funeral Chapel.



4. The Has Beens raised $1,216

New Location-Riverside Lanes

The Bowling Bash has a new home in 2018; Riverside Lanes in Mount Vernon.  After many years at San Juan Lanes, we want all to be aware of the change and the rationale for it.

It is quite simple, the objective of March for Meals, and its associated programs which the Bowling Bash is one, has always been to raise funds to feed Skagit seniors-the more money raised means more meals for seniors.  Preserving as much of a donation as possible by controlling costs, also supports our objective to provide as many meals as possible for seniors.     

For the first time, the March for Meals/Bowling Bash Committee put the Bowling Bash “out-to-bid” in hopes of finding ways to control costs, while maintaining the delightful experience Bowling Bash participants have come to enjoy.  Both San Juan Lanes and Riverside Lanes responded to our request; however, Riverside Lanes provided cost saving options equivalent to approximately 300 meals for our seniors.

In addition to the cost savings, Riverside Lanes’ provides more lanes (24 vs. 16), additional space and a central location in the county, which should enhance the Bowling Bash experience for all. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding the change to Riverside Lanes (e.g. transportation needs, accessibility, etc.) please contact us by email or by calling Sally Hill at 360.293.7473.

Riverside Lanes is located at 225 Riverside Ln Mount Vernon, WA 98273.

March for Meals brings in $68,000 to feed seniors!

view Anacortes American article

The 14th annual March for Meals campaign was a success due to broad community support received from dedicated volunteers, scores of generous businesses and community members participating on teams and obtaining donations from hundreds within the community. Thank you!

A special thank you to these Event Sponsors!



2017 Top Teams for Donations

6 – Aktion Club teams collected about $12,500!

Aktion Club members Curt Johnson and Sonja Erlandsen raised $3,684 and $1,217, respectively.

Top Teams

1. Aktion Club # 1-sponsored by RIS Insurance

2. The Pills raised $1,088-sponsored by Family Pharmacy

3. The Cosmic Bowlers raised $1,007-sponsored by Kippy Strandberg

4. The Tombstone Ladies raised $880-sponsored by Evans Funeral Chapel