For the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, children and the public posted notes about what they are thankful for on ten Gratitude Grafitti boards. This project, created by the Mt Erie PTA was funded by a Festival grant. Board locations included Anacortes elementary schools, Anacortes Public Library, ACME Creative, Johnny Picassos, Playhouse Dental, Fidalgo Bay Montessori, Anacortes Lutheran Preschool and Fidalgo Danceworks.
Founders Lucila McElroy and Candice Davenport said their goal was to create the reminder by using community hubs to engage passers-by. It also allowed people to express their gratitude through art.
The deadline for 2017 grants is now closed, and we will be announcing next year’s recipients in January.