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Published: Friday, July 26, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Community Extra: Applause

  • Ted LaVigne (second from left), owner of the Mr. Kleen business in Lynnwood, was awarded the VFW Patriotic Citizen Award by Veterans of Foreign Wars P...

    Contributed photo

    Ted LaVigne (second from left), owner of the Mr. Kleen business in Lynnwood, was awarded the VFW Patriotic Citizen Award by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040, represented by Commander Martin Spani, Senior Vice Commander Frank Martinez, and Chaplain John Zambrano.

  • Lake Stevens Mayor Vern Little and UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound cheer on runners at the finish line and help present medals. Lake Steve...

    Photo by KIM DOYEL

    Lake Stevens Mayor Vern Little and UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound cheer on runners at the finish line and help present medals. Lake Stevens resident Tray Borden (far right in red shirt), age 7, and his entire family participated in the event. The UnitedHealthcare IronKids Lake Stevens Fun Run saw more than 100 kids ages 3 to 15 and their families race around North Cove Park in Lake Stevens on July 20.

Kids run in Lake Stevens for health and fun
The UnitedHealthcare IronKids Lake Stevens Fun Run raced around North Cove Park in Lake Stevens on July 20.
UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound joined Lake Stevens Mayor Vern Little and more than 100 kids ages 3 to 15 and their families on the 1-mile course. The event aimed to encourage exercise and healthy lifestyles as a way of preventing childhood obesity.
The company handed out free tickets for the IronKids event to children from the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club and Sea Mar Community Health Center.
VFW honors flag-friendly businessman
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 of Lynnwood recently presented the VFW Patriotic Citizen Award to the Lynnwood business, Mr. Kleen, for displaying the U.S. flag every day. Owner Ted LaVigne was awarded a certificate.
Everett Elks honor local Eagle Scout
On June 21, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held for Eagle Scout Michael Levi Potter of Troop 1, sponsored by the Everett Elks.
Donors help free-roaming kitties
The nonprofit Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project of Lynnwood recently raised $3,810 in gifts to support spays, neuters and rabies vaccines through a Groupon Grassroots social media campaign.
An anonymous supporter matched the first $1,000 raised.
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project alters approximately 8,000 cats each year to reduce euthanasia in local shelters and minimize the suffering of free-roaming cats caused by overpopulation.

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