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Whatcom County business announcements

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — The following announcements were received by Whatcom News for publication. Send your business’ announcements to

Ideal Wellness announces new location in Bellingham

Ideal Wellness is expanding and opening a new location at 1301 W Bakerview Road in Bellingham. This location will officially open for business with a ribbon-cutting beginning October 14th at 3pm, and the public is invited to attend a grand opening from October 14th to the 16th.

Coaches will be available each day to answer any questions about weight loss, keto and health benefits of red-light therapy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to try free samples, participate in giveaways and enter a raffle for a chance to win over $2,000 in prizes. During the grand-opening, food donations will be accepted to support the Bellingham Food Bank.

Ferndale’s Friendship Community Garden coordinator retires after 10 years – replacements named

Ferndale Community Service Cooperative (FCSC) officials announced Gloria Perez is retiring from her role as Ferndale Friendship Community Garden‘s coordinator. Perez served as a garden volunteer since 2008 and the garden’s coordinator since 2010. In addition to her duties as the Garden coordinator, she is a Whatcom County Master Gardener and is currently a member of the WSU Whatcom County Community First Garden Project Steering Committee.

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The last 5 years have been spent trying to locate someone to take over her role as Garden coordinator. According to FCSC Board Member Terri Temple, Jessica Spenser and April Bader have been chosen to assume those duties.

Ferndale Friendship Community Garden, located south of the parking lot adjacent to Star Park on Ferndale Road, rents gardening plats on a sliding scale for people who want to grow things but have no or limited yard space. The Garden has been a FCSC program since 2009.

Peoples Bank’s share-a-pair “Socktober” campaign returns

Donations of new, unopened pairs of socks are being accepted at all 23 Peoples Bank branch locations statewide during their annual Socktober campaign from October 1st to November 1st. For every pair donated to Whatcom County branches, Peoples Bank will also donate one dollar to the Opportunity Council.

“Because pairs of new, warm socks are among the most in-demand item for homeless shelters, we are asking people to purchase a few extra pairs of socks and bring them to one of our branches during October,” said Peoples Bank Chief Retail Banking Officer Kamyar Monsef.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat returns to Ferndale

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce announced they are holding their annual Downtown Trick-or-Treat event on Saturday, October 30th, from 3pm to 5 pm. Masks will be required, and physical distancing encouraged. Businesses along Main Street between 4th and 1st Avenues are asked to hand out candy at or just outside their doors.

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