Safe Harbor pancake breakfast, silent auction Feb. 23

STANWOOD — Safe Harbor Free Clinic, a state-of-the-art medical facility providing quality health care and referral services to uninsured and under-insured patients in Arlington and Marysville, is scheduled to conduct its third annual pancake breakfast and silent auction on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Stanwood, with the goal of raising nearly $10,000.

"This is a chance for our community to come together and eat good food, bid on great gift items at our silent auction, and enjoy locally made baked goods, all while supporting Safe Harbor," said Julie Vess, executive director at Safe Harbor.

Safe Harbor relies heavily on this pancake breakfast fundraiser to raise money for lifesaving medical programs and services for patients who are underinsured. In addition to financial contributions, an anonymous donor has offered a $5,000 matching grant at the pancake breakfast.

Artist Jack Gunter is donating an original painting called "Victoria Straits" for the silent auction. Among the other silent auction gifts to be made available are a $500 gift certificate for the Harman Eye Clinic in Arlington, restaurant and hotel packages, and assorted gift baskets. There will also be gift certificates available for acupuncture, massage and dental services.

The pancake breakfast is slated to run from 8 a.m. to noon, in conjunction with the Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival. The first 350 guests at the pancake breakfast will receive coupons to Cabela's.

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