Posted by Brianna Hackler on Nov 15, 2019
If you've been to any Fidalgo Island Rotary events, meetings or fundraisers, you know that we have a good time. You've got to earn the nickname "The FUN Club," and we sure as heck have. One of the things that makes us the most fun is that we're truly like a family. Through the good times, bad times, joyous times and boring times, you can bet your fellow FIR members are going to be right there beside you, cheering you on. So when we lose one of our own, it makes it even harder. This month, we're wishing one of our own well as she heads off to new adventures - Tricia Sharp. 
Click to learn more about how we sent Tricia off in style (including, but not limited to, her famous Eco-Friendly Jello Shots recipe!) 
Tricia Sharp and her other half, Mike Hendon, have been an integral part of the Anacortes community for more than a decade. They're both active volunteers through Rotary, Shelter Box, the local library and much more; beyond that, they're fun-loving, supportive friends. So last week, FIR members and friends gathered at Village Pizza to say, "see you soon!" and celebrate these two awesome people! 
The party was a semi-surprise - Tricia and Mike were told to leave the evening open, but not where they were going or what they were doing. But in true Tricia fashion, she knew no party would be complete without Jello Shots! And ALSO, in true Tricia fashion, they were ECO-FRIENDLY Jello Shots! We had a blast shooting Jello out of orange and lime peels, writing notes and reminiscing on favorite memories. Check out some of the best moments: 
Merrilee is clearly a pro!
Walt is a little skeptical (and probably rightly so...)
We packed Village Pizza with friends, new and old!
Sally had no hesitation when it came to the Jello shots!
If you haven't yet given Tricia and Mike big hugs and taken a shot with them, snag it before they head out! Happy trails, Tricia and Mike! Hope your road leads you back to Anacortes soon and often! Much love from your favorite Rotary. 
ECO-Friendly Jello Shot Recipe

10 Oranges

2 (3 ounce) Blue Raspberry flavored gelatin mix

2 cups boiling water

1 Bottle (4 Cups) of Pinnacle Whipped Vodka


  • Slice oranges in half crosswise, use a spoon to gently pull out the pulp from the rind. Place halves in a large dish, edges touching, to keep cups standing and upright.
  • Follow instructions on gelatin box.
    Stir Blue Raspberry gelatin mix with boiling water in a bowl, mixing until gelatin is completely dissolved. Use vodka as the replacement for the cool water part of the recipe. Stir vodka into gelatin. Pour gelatin mixture into orange peel cups. Refrigerate until set, 4 hours.