Barbara’s Memorial Celebration


Bethany Covenant Church, Mount Vernon

March 26th, 2:00 PM

Reception and Dance at Hillcrest Park Lodge


Directions to Bethany Covenant Church:

North on I-5 to Mount Vernon

Take Kincaid St. exit #226

Take a right at the stop light

Head up the hill

Kincaid St. turns into Broad St.

Go to 15th St. – take a right

Go to Section St.- take a left

Go to 18th St. – take a right

Bethany is half a block down on the left.


Directions from the church to the Hillcrest Lodge:

Go left out of the church parking lot

Go South on 18th St. to stop sign

Go right onto Blackburn

Go to 13th St.- take a right

Take first left into Hillcrest Park

Lodge is off to the right


Directions to Jim Hasz’s house:

My house is right by the park on 12th St.

My address 1507 S. 12th St.

Home # 360-419-7105

Cell# 360-941-7320


We, Barbara’s family, will be attending Easter Worship Service at Bethany Covenant Church at 10:45 AM with a potluck brunch following at my house. All are welcome to join us!



Best Western Cottontree Inn # 1-800-622-6886

Comfort Inn # 1-360-428-7020

Tulip Inn # 1-800-599-5969



Amtrak stops right in downtown Mount Vernon. Let us know your schedule and we would be happy to pick you up.



SeaTac Airport:

The drive from SeaTac Airport is about 1 1/2 hours from Mount Vernon.





You may park your “rig” along the street next to Hillcrest Park which is just four houses from mine. There are also many RV parks and State Parks close by.



We may be very lucky, for the Tulip Festival begins April 1st, however, if the warm weather persists, it’s likely that the tulip will be blooming along with the daffodils. Therefore, for those planning on staying for the weekend, it’s important to make hotel reservations as soon as possible. 


Come up early. relax and don’t be in a hurry.  The Skagit Valley has much to offer!  There will be a display table at the reception hall with brochures on Skagit County or come early and stop by the Visitor’s Center next to the Amtrak Station (which is only .6 miles from my house.) 


Mount Vernon:

Voted “Best Small City in America” in 1997. Check out their website titled: “101 Things to Do” at



Anacortes is on Fidalgo Island, connected by a bridge to Skagit County, is a charming, historically rich waterfront community.  Ferries to the beautiful  San Juan Islands and to Victoria B.C. depart from Anacortes. 



LaConner offers you a world-class shopping experience with it’s old town setting along with a beautiful waterfront atmosphere. The LaConner Quilt Museum in one of ten quilt museums in America.


Whidbey Island:

Whidbey Island offers an endless variety of activities. After visiting Whidbey, enjoy a thirty minute ferry ride to Port Townsend, known as the “City of Dreams.”  Port Townsend is a national landmark and a Victorian Seaport. On your travels, the most visited State Park in Washington, is Deception Pass State Park.



This town is just seventeen miles north of Mount Vernon, selected as one of the “Best Places” to visit, live and retire.  It’s the home to Western Washington University, sitting high atop the city looking out towards Bellingham Bay.




Chuckanut Drive:

This drive is beautiful, slow-paced and an alternative to interstate 5 that connects Bellingham to Skagit County. Along the drive are gorgeous farmlands and some of the best restaurants.  From here you overlook the San Juan Islands. The drives continues all the way to a 1880’s brick town known as Fairhaven, now a suburb of Bellingham.


I hope you will come early and take advantage of this rich area. Thank you for all your love and support in honoring Barbara.