Community Extra: Applause
SkateDarrington was awarded a $5,000 challenge grant from the Tony Hawk Foundation, shown in this drawing by Grindline Skateparks.
Machinists Union Local Lodge 751-A President Wilson Ferguson starts two contestants during the annual Puppy Putt charity ride July 13.
Sailors from Naval Station Everett joined with the Marysville School District's Navy Junior ROTC to paint the NJROTC building on the Marysville Pilchuck High School campus.
The nonprofit effort is under the umbrella of the North Counties Family Services.
Donations are welcome; send to The SkateDarrington Project, North Counties Family Services, P.O. Box 1103, Darrington, WA 98241.
The group also is looking for donations of building materials, equipment and fuel for construction.
For more information, go to "SkateDarringtonProject" on Facebook.com.
Motorcycle ride raises $11,000 for guide dogs
The 11th annual Puppy Putt charity motorcycle ride raised more than $11,000 for Guide Dogs of America.
The event was held July 13 and started at the north end from Sound Harley-Davidson in Marysville. The ride ended at the Machinists Union District Lodge 751's Seattle Union Hall.
Sailors help NJROTC at Marysville Pilchuck
Sailors from Naval Station Everett joined with the Marysville School District's Navy Junior ROTC the weekend of Aug. 24-25 and donated 10 hours of painting to the NJROTC building on the Marysville Pilchuck High School campus.
"The lessons of commitment and dedication have been proven in a very tangible way and will benefit students across the Marysville district," said Yeoman Chief Kathleen Wilde, the NJROTC group's naval science instructor.
The effort was coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Chief Petty Officer's Association and included sailors from USS Rodney M. Davis, USS Momsen, USS Shoup, and Naval Station Everett, along with one family from Naval Base Kitsap in Bremerton.
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