Whidbey Island Area Fair Winner!

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We had a great time at our booth at the Whidbey Island Area Fair this year. Lots of folks stopped by to chat or ask about the Island County real estate market. We had four days of fun and conversation with members of our community and visitors from off-island. This year we again gave out $50 gift certificates from local businesses to the winners of our daily drawings. Show here is Becky Brager, winner of a gift card to Sebos, and Joe Aernie, our broker in the Bayview office. We, at Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, offer congratulations to all of the winners!

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Community Fund Food Bank Donation

goodcheerfoodbankEvery year, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents contribute a portion of their commissions through the company’s “Community Fund” to people in need and to community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island.

Pictured here is Gail Pierce, a broker in our Bayview office, delivering a check to the Good Cheer Food Bank to help them meet the needs of our community.

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Our Community Fund Helps “Help House”

Help House Oak HarborColdwell Banker Tara Properties’ Community Fund is proud to be able to give needed funds to Help House Food Bank in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Help House provides assistance to those in need including supplemental and emergency food, Salvation Army prescription vouchers and telephone health and welfare check-ups. Pictured is Maria Hulett (right), a broker in our Oak Harbor office, presenting a check to Jean Weiman.

When you work with Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, you invest in your community.

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Is Your Dog Royalty?

081316WagnWalkAdColdwell Banker Tara Properties’ Community Fund is proud to support the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (‘WAIF’). This year, WAIF’s Wag ‘n’ Walk festival will be held from 11am-3pm on Sunday, August 21 at the Greenbank Farm. Come out and enjoy the contests, costumes, and canine festivities. Enter your dog in the contest for King and Queen. Do you look like your dog? Enter the Owner and Dog look-alike contest. It’s fun for everyone whether you bring your dog or not. There’s even a beer & wine garden. And say ‘hello’ to Deborah Jones, a broker from our Freeland office volunteering at the event. This is a Whidbey Island tradition you don’t want to miss. You can get more details for this event at the WAIF site.

4 Reasons to Meet Us At the Fair

CBTaraFairColdwell Banker Tara Properties is celebrating over 30 years at the Island County/Whidbey Island Fair. We’ve had a booth in the Turner Building EVERY YEAR! We chat with folks about the community, real estate, kids, weather–anything that comes up. Of course, we’re happy to help Buyers find new homes and Sellers make plans to sell their properties. This year we’re giving away Four $50 Gift Certificates to Island businesses–Glass Alley Cafe, Ace Hardware, Bayview Farm and Garden, and The Clyde Theater. Stop by and enter to win–there’s no obligation, and our agents would love to meet you and chat.

Helping Our Community

Ad052816Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Agents, through our Community Fund, contribute part of EVERY commission to help people in need on Whidbey Island, local community agencies and non-profits. We give EVERY DAY, not just occasionally. We’re happy to be a part of this Island and we show it.

Coming Soon With Your Help

RyanRyan’s House for Youth offers a safe, home-like environment for at-risk and homeless teens. With the help of caring mentors, youth find the tools to help heal and grow in their relationships, while giving them the opportunities to reach their highest potential.

Ryan’s House has the opportunity to purchase the former Countryside Inn located on the Highway across from Island Transit Station in Coupeville, which is comprised of 2 buildings totaling 7200 sq ft on approx. 7.8 acres of prairie at the entrance to Ebey’s Landing Reserve. This will take care of the immediate need for a Drop-In Center large enough to accommodate more kids.

Rick Chapman and Marchele Hatchner from Coldwell Banker Tara Properties are providing brokerage service on a pro bono basis. The seller, SaviBank, understands that a strong community is good business and are contributing $75,000. Some additional funds have already been raised. The remaining balance of $407,000 needs to be raised by the end of February. Matching funds are available and any donation will be greatly appreciated.

Contribute on the website www.ryanshouseforyouth.org
By text RHFY to 71777 or mail PO Box 551, Langley, WA 98260
Drop-in Center 1832 Scott Rd, Freeland or at the Big Red Event annual fundraiser February 13, 2016
Questions? 360-331-4575, 206-356-2405, ryanshouseforyouth@gmail.com

Tour de Whidbey – 2015

Hedgebrook Farm

Hedgebrook Farm

Another year for the Tour de Whidbey and Coldwell Banker brokers again volunteered to host the favorite break station at Hedgebrook Farm. Over 250 people came by for water and snacks. The home-made snacks were provided by our brokers and were enjoyed by all who stopped. Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ brokers are proud to support Whidbey Island community activities and organizations. See you next year!

The Break Station

The Break Station

Happy Bikers

Happy Bikers

Community Fund – 30 Years and Counting

To date, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents have contributed over $352,000 through the company’s “Community Fund” for people in need and for community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island. Many of our agents are personally involved with these worthwhile causes. Part of every commission is deposited into our Community Fund. Read about some of our recipients at http://www.cbwhidbey.com/community-fund-and-non-profit-org.

Whidbey Island Polar Bear Plunge

BRRRR!! Be on hand at Double Bluff Beach in Freeland on January 1 to partake in the annual Polar Bear Plunge. Registration is at 10:30 am and the jump is at noon. The cost is $15 (bring a can of food for Good Cheer and get $5 off). You’ll get coffee and an official event T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the 4-H Teen Leaders Program. A great community event!