The Annual Fox Island FICRA Fair is coming up on August 8th. The vendor/booth application is available online at our website. You can also pay for your Fair Booth via PayPay through our website. Last year we had over 75 vendors and fantastic weather and hope to see the same this year, so get your vendor/booth applications in early!
The need for an Emergency Plan for Fox Island became evident in 2013 when repair work was done on the Fox Island bridge. Subsequent discussions with the County indicated no immediate concerns with the safety of the bridge, however, the bridge needs to be replaced in the longer term. The FICRA Building Trust Board (owner of the Nichols Community Center and Nature Center on 9th Ave) decided that an Emergency Plan for Fox Island was appropriate and in keeping with its Bylaws. In 2014, the Board initiated the development of an Emergency Plan. The first edition of the Plan was published in 2014, distributed at the 2014 Fox Island Fair, and posted on FICRA's website (ficra.org). An update to the Plan has now been prepared and posted to the FICRA website, and will also be available at the 2015 Fox Island Fair. You can help your community by donating to the Emergency Planning effort and volunteering to assist on one or more of our various Plan committees.
The FICRA Building Trust held its first ever Student Speaker Contest on June 23, 2015 at the Nichols Community Center. Two candidates, Patrick Spieker and Jacob Powell, gave presentations on the topic of "Emergency Planning in the Home". Both delivered excellent presentations posing a difficult decision for the judges, who concluded that both deserved a $500 speaker award. The audience unanimously supported the decision. Congratulations to Patrick and Jacob!