Front Porch: Camano sing-along

Join the Overman Family Musicians at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 Highway 532, Camano Island.

The Community Messiah Sing will include local soloists and organ, piano, trumpet and harpsichord music.

The best part could follow.

There will be a plum pudding reception after the program.

Expect lane and road closures: More bridge girders for the new Gen. Mark Clark Bridge are scheduled to be delivered and installed today.

Motorists heading to and from Camano Island should prepare for lane closures and brief road closures at 10 p.m.

The 186-foot-long, 224,000-pound bridge girders will be trucked in from Tacoma on I-5 and I-405. The girders are to leave Tacoma after 9 p.m., and the trucks carrying the girders will take up two lanes of the freeway.

The $84 million Highway 532 project should be complete in 2011.

Groups win tourism grants: Island County officials recently announced the 2010 distribution of hotel-motel tax funds totaling $110,000. The Camano Island Chamber of Commerce is set to receive more than $18,000 for its visitor information center and tourism marketing programs.

Other recipients of the tourism funds include the Admiralty Head Lighthouse, the Island County Historical Society Museum; the chambers of Central Whidbey, Clinton, Freeland, Oak Harbor and Langley; festivals in Coupeville; a Whidbey Island farm tour and a walking tour; the Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens; and the Pacific Northwest Art School.

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