Quite unusual having a ribbon cutting ceremony in the era of COVID. We were limited to 10 people total per county policy on group gatherings. So, we could not even tell anyone about it in case someone else came! All for understandable reasons, and it made for a good small group get-together.
We were honored to be joined by key supporters and partners: Helen Price Johnson (County Commissioner), Molly Hughes (Mayor of Coupeville), Pat Powell (Executive Director of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust), Lynda Eccles (Executive Director of the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce), Michael and Linda Hauser (our highest participating volunteers beyond immediate family), daughter Lydia, wife Karen, and father Ken (volunteer extraordinaire). We brought 10 scissors so that the entire team could participate in cutting the ribbon at the same time.
It was great to see so many people from around the entire Whidbey community and from off-island come to enjoy an art-filled stroll through the Sculpture Forest. There were many appreciative comments, smiles, and even giddy giggles, which makes all of the effort worthwhile.
Come visit any day of the week from dawn to dusk. You can also check out our free self-guided tour that is available onsite via your mobile phone.
(photos by Gary Lemmon)