Food bank honors volunteers The Sky Valley Food Bank recently honored its volunteers with a barbecue lunch and special pins. The food bank is helped by 65 to 70 regular volunteers who work a combined 1,200 hours per month. Volunteers average eight years of service, with 15 of them serving 10 years and another six who have been with the food bank for 20 years.
Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough (left) presents a proclamation to Lynnwood Kiwanis member Larry Merwin (center) and Lynnwood Kiwanis President David Little at the May 13 Lynnwood City Council meeting, where city leaders declared May 23 as Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood Day.
Haley Downey of Lake Stevens (center) was named Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen of 2013 at a final night of competition May 26 in Burien. Fellow Lake Stevens teen Tamara Sevao (second from right) won first runner-up.
Soroptimists donate to food bank Members of Soroptimist International of Marysville (from left) Chris Wright, Sharon Spoelstra, Siri Cummins and Melinda Lewis present Dell Deierling (center), the director of the Marysville Food Bank, with a check for $1,500.
Snohomish teens (from left) Jake Cameron, Riley Nelson, Ryan Trimble and Cole Nelson will be honored Saturday with their Eagle Scout Court of Honor by Boy Scout Troop 50 of First Presbyterian Church in Snohomish.
At the Lynnwood City Council meeting on May 13, Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough and the City Council named May 23 as Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood Day. The Lynnwood Kiwanis was first chartered as a part of Kiwanis International on May 23, 1963.
Charter member Byron Gourley has been an active member of the club for its entire 50 years.
The club will celebrate with a brunch scheduled for 10 a.m. June 8 at Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood. Tickets are $20. For reservations, email email@example.com.
The community service club meets regularly at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the Lynnwood Fire Station, 18800 44th Ave. W.
Among the club's many projects was the building of Lynnwood Kiwanis House, which served as transitional housing for unwed teen moms. The club also presents scholarships each year to graduating seniors within the Edmonds School District. The club also supports the Lynnwood Food Bank, Alderwood Boys & Girls Club, Clothes for Kids and Kiwanis Camp Casey.
The club also supports international Kiwanis projects focused on youth health.
Mental illness alliance names chapter officers
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Snohomish County recently elected its new board and officers for 2013-14. The new officers are President Keith Binkley, Vice President David Hall, Secretary Laurie Ummel and Treasurer Tena Kibbey. Additional board members are Michael Goza, Kimberly Miller, Jimmy Phillips, Karen Schilde, Mark Soine, Don Swan and Kathy Chiles.
NAMI is the nation's largest grass-roots mental health organization. Local chapters work to raise awareness and provide education, advocacy and support programs for those affected by mental illness.
The new board also thanked Immediate Past President Jim Bloss and his departing board members for their service.
The 30-year-old group is always looking for volunteers. More info: 425-339-3620, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.namisnohomishcounty.org.
Lake Stevens girls top outstanding teen contest
Haley Downey of Lake Stevens was named Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen of 2013 at a final night of competition May 26 in Burien. Downey, competing as Miss Puget Sound, won a $2,500 scholarship and a prize package worth more than $7,000.
Fellow Lake Stevens teen Tamara Sevao won first runner-up and a $1,000 scholarship. She competed as Miss Snohomish County.
Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen is an official preliminary of the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Program, and little sister to the Miss Washington and the Miss America organizations.
Assistance League names officers
The Assistance League of Everett recently elected officers to its board of directors for 2013-14.
President is Margaret Bright, president-elect is Donna Day, vice president for membership is Arva Dell Job, vice president of philanthropic programs is Nancy Haug, secretary is Joanne Gunderson and treasurer is M.A. Kendall. The Assisteens program coordinator is Anne Doffelmier, the chapter liaison to the auxiliary is Dolores Wagner, communications chairwoman is Cathy Jordan, finance chairwoman is Judi Lemon and revenue development chairwoman is Diane Teske.
Assistance League of Everett is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization with over 300 members helping those is need in Snohomish County.
Snohomish Scouts awarded Eagle rank
Boy Scout Troop 50 of the First Presbyterian Church in Snohomish on Saturday will honor four boys with their Eagle Scout Court of Honor.
Jake Cameron, Riley Nelson, Ryan Trimble and Cole Nelson are all 16 and finishing up their sophomore years at Snohomish High School.
The boys are active in the community and worked with Mike Johnson and the city of Snohomish to complete their Eagle projects.
Jake worked on a new sign and seating area at Blackmans Lake boat launch. Riley and Cole did work around City Hall, painting the flag pole, building a new kiosk and adding benches. Ryan also worked at the boat launch, installing a pole fence and sign, as well as cleaning and repainting the kiosk.
Gold Bar VFW, auxiliary names officers
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Martin-Osterholtz Post 9414 of Gold Bar and its Ladies Auxiliary recently installed its officers. The commander for the Post is Denise Watkins-Calosso. The president of the Auxiliary is Arden King.
Arlington senior earns Eagle Scout rank
Kevin Emery, of Boy Scouts Troop 92 in Arlington, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Kevin completed his Eagle project last fall. He followed in his brother Kyle's footsteps and chose to do his final project at the Pioneer Elementary School's wetland study area. He was able to plan for and supervise the building of five large wooden benches for the students to use. Rene White, owner of Arlington Transmission and Kevin's first Scout master, donated the lumber.
Kevin is a senior at Arlington High School and plans to attend Central Washington University this fall.
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