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Published: Friday, February 28, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

Applause

  • City officials and community members on Feb. 22 dedicated Marysville’s newest park, Doleshel Park.

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    City officials and community members on Feb. 22 dedicated Marysville’s newest park, Doleshel Park.

  • The Pilchuck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently acknowledged Lake Stevens residents Walter and Linda Gifford (from left) for ...

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    The Pilchuck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently acknowledged Lake Stevens residents Walter and Linda Gifford (from left) for their display of the U.S. flag. Also pictured are chapter members Ruth Shaff, Patty Zuanich and Maralyn Ricketts.

  • The Zonta Club of Everett Foundation on Feb. 20 distributed the funds from its recent auction to nine local agencies. Pictured from left are Paula New...

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    The Zonta Club of Everett Foundation on Feb. 20 distributed the funds from its recent auction to nine local agencies. Pictured from left are Paula Newman-Skomski, Providence Intervention Center of Assault & Abuse; Jean Simpson, Village Community Services; Mary Anne Dillon, YWCA of Seattle/King/Snohomish County; Dorothy Stima, Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission; Meghan Gosting, Citrine Health; Suzanne Poppema, Zonta Club of Everett Service Committee; Sylvia Anderson, Everett Gospel Mission; Elaine Srinivas, Housing Hope; Chelsea Monroe, Cocoon House; and Vicci Hilty, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County.

  • Seattle Fisher House assistant manager Carrie Barnhart (left) welcomed donations Feb. 4 from the Pilchuck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Col...

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    Seattle Fisher House assistant manager Carrie Barnhart (left) welcomed donations Feb. 4 from the Pilchuck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists, represented in part by Ruth Shaff and chapter President Maralyn Ricketts. Patty Zuanich (not pictured) also made the trip. The sculpture is of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, founders of the Maryland-based nonprofit that builds temporary lodging facilities for families at major military medical centers.

Marysville celebrates new nature parkCity officials and community members on Feb. 22 dedicated Marysville’s newest park, Doleshel Park, while, fittingly enough, snow fell on the property that was once a popular family-owned Christmas tree farm.
The 6.4-acre park at 9028 67th Ave. NE is located next to Kellogg Marsh Elementary School and Wilcox Farm Community Garden. Park hours are 7 a.m. to dusk.
Doleshel will be a “passive park,” where people can enjoy the natural surroundings. Other amenities include an outbuilding, picnic tables, parking and a restroom.
To help celebrate the opening, visitors were given wildflower seed packets to plant in May in the park’s new wildflower meadow.
Volunteers who were instrumental in the park’s creation included project leader Bruce Paquette and the Marysville stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Steve Lebo, Shonn and Sabina Mereness, and Jeff and Deanna Vaughan. Eagle Scout Danyon Heacock also built a sturdy trail bridge spanning Allen Creek.
Lake Stevens couple’s display draws accoladesThe Pilchuck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently acknowledged Walter and Linda Gifford, of Lake Stevens, for their exceptional display of the U.S. flag. The chapter presented the couple with a handmade quilt and a large flag.
The Giffords are known for their special flag displays on Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July, adding 40 flags to their surrounding acreage in addition to a flag they fly year-round in the front yard. They also top their fence posts in red, white and blue.
Zonta Club of Everett donates to local groupsThe Zonta Club of Everett Foundation on Feb. 20 distributed the funds from its recent auction to nine local agencies: Citrine Health for The Bra Shop; Cocoon House for street outreach to sexually exploited youth; Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission to help homeless women; Providence Intervention Center for Assault & Abuse to help staff attend a conference; YWCA of Seattle/King/Snohomish County for the Pathways for Women program.
Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County for its Moving to a New Life program; Housing Hope for life skills education for teenage mothers; Village Community Services for its WorkStrides for Women program; and the Everett Gospel Mission for its Catalyst Kitchen.
In addition, the Zonta Foundation will also fund local scholarships and donate funds to Zonta International Foundation projects.
Local volunteers help Fisher HouseThree members of the Pilchuck Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists — Maralyn Ricketts, Ruth Shaff and Patty Zuanich — traveled to Seattle on Feb. 4 to deliver donations of toiletries, paper products and 14 lap quilts to Fisher House, which serves families who have loved ones being cared for next door at the Seattle Veterans Hospital.
The Seattle Fisher House has housed families from 46 states and 13 countries. Fisher House, a Maryland-based nonprofit, plans a second Fisher House in the state at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
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