Thursday, July 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Rosario Resort’s Beach House
Peter Rutledge graduated from Orcas Island High School in 1997. Over a year ago, Peter was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. He received radiation therapy intended to halt the growth of the tumor.
In December 2011, two weeks after his second son was born, he suffered a hemorrhage of the tumor that caused stroke-like symptoms. The brain injury has cost him the use of his right side, difficulty with his speech and extreme fatigue. He is experiencing a long road of rehabilitation. His mom, Kathi Anderson, just retired as a teacher at Orcas Island School District, and is now back with Peter and his family — wife Cari and sons Tysen and Luke — to help in Peter’s recuperation.
His Orcas classmates have been working for the past several months to throw an event that will help Peter and his family. They planned it around the 4th of July holiday, when many mainland alumni come back to the island and hold reunions.
On Thursday, July 5, a Benefit Auction event will be held at Rosario Resort’s Beach House (formerly known as the Discovery House).
Hors d’oeuvres will be served, along with a no-host bar as many donated items are auctioned, from the mundane — oil change — to the lively — Mariners tickets — to the sublime — a week’s stay at a private home in Kauai. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Rutledge family.
- Some of the other auction items are:
- Camp Orkila overnight and day camps
- Restaurant gift certificates — Seattle and Orcas
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Cords of wood
- Local pottery
- Bi-plane ride
- 100 gallons of propane
- Cascade Boat rentals
- Gift certificate for fresh Seafood
- Whale Watching charters
- Rounds of golf
- Oakley sunglasses
- Sounders tickets
- Arborist’s services
- Two nights at Beach Haven
Those interested in donating items or services to the auction are asked to contact Elisa Wiscomb at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those unable to attend the fundraiser, or who would like to contribute directly, send donations to the Rutledge family at: