Community Extra: Applause
Brendon Beardsley accepts a trophy for winning the world championship for flying remote control sailplanes. The competition was held earlier this month in France.
The Marysville LeTip chapter held a clothing drive. Front row, from left: Jesse Eline, Andrene Zuanich, Jesica Stickles, Katie Stevens. Back row, from left: Renae James, Vickie Solla.
Josiah Mace was one of the two students last week to get a backpack from the Friends of the Granite Falls Library. From left, Aileen Romack, Debra Hanby and Wendy Beach.
Machinists raise almost $15,000
The local Machinists union held its sixth annual car show Aug. 14 and raised close to $15,000 for charity.
The new location for the show, the union's Everett Hall, helped attract more people, organizers said. More than 500 people stopped by throughout the day to check out about 60 cars and motorcycles on display.
Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson presented a Mayor's Choice trophy to Bob Champion for his 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback.
Champion's Mustang also won the People's Choice Award for cars. Curt Gleave's 2005 Big Dog Pit Bull was the People's Choice Award-winner among motorcycles.
Proceeds from the car show will go to Guide Dogs of America, a charity that helps place trained guide dogs with blind or vision-impaired people across North America.
Library group gives backpacks to two
Two kids received backpacks last week from the Friends of the Granite Falls Library. Granite Falls students Josiah Mace, 10, and Chloe Rockwell, 9, won a contest and each got a backpack full of school supplies.
Clothing drive held in Marysville
The Marysville chapter of LeTip, an international networking group for business professionals, recently held a back-to-school clothing drive. Members collected several large bags of clothing and donated them to Kloz 4 Kidz in Marysville and the Kids' Kloset in Arlington.
Mill Creek resident wins big in France
Brendon Beardsley2DA75948, a graduate of Jackson High School, recently won the gold medal in a championship flying remote control sailplanes.
The world championship was held in France during the first two weeks of August. Beardsley was one of three junior class pilots in the team representing the United States. His team won the gold medal. He also took the gold in the individual competition.
Teams representing 29 countries competed at this year's World Championships, held in a different country every other year.
The gliders are remote-controlled miniature planes without any form of propulsion. The plane is launched into the air by hand and glides on air currents, controlled remotely from the ground with a transmitter.
Beardsley and his teammates are members of the Seattle Area Soaring Society, seattleareasoaringsociety.com.
Beardsley plans to attend the University of Washington this fall.
Soap Box Derby held in Arlington
Many people volunteered and contributed to the first of what is hoped to be an annual Soap Box Derby Rally race Aug. 21 and 22 in Stanwood. The event is separate from the annual spring Stanwood-Camano derby.
Isaac Placzek of Camano Island and Levi Steen of Everett won the Davis Carlson Memorial Sportsmanship awards.
First-place race winners were from Mount Vernon and Poulsbo. More than 30 drivers, most from Snohomish and Island counties, participated.
The rally sponsors were North Cascade Construction, Mike Boyle; State Farm Insurance, Leslie Tripp;
Windermere Real Estate, Randy Heagle; Davis Carlson Memorial Fund, Garry Carlson; Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center.