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  • Lynnwood Food Bank executive director Judy Finn (left) and Teri Minaker of AFSCME Local No. 3035 celebrate the union's donation.

    Lynnwood Food Bank executive director Judy Finn (left) and Teri Minaker of AFSCME Local No. 3035 celebrate the union's donation.

  • From left, building a tuna tower to benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank are Caden Barksdale, Sophia Barksdale and Silas Black.

    From left, building a tuna tower to benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank are Caden Barksdale, Sophia Barksdale and Silas Black.

  • Eagle Scouts Kevin Menzia (left) and Mike Green

    Eagle Scouts Kevin Menzia (left) and Mike Green

  • Snohomish Rotary club president Robin Furlan (right) presents a check to Snohomish Community Food Bank director Elizabeth Grant.

    Snohomish Rotary club president Robin Furlan (right) presents a check to Snohomish Community Food Bank director Elizabeth Grant.

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  • Lynnwood Food Bank executive director Judy Finn (left) and Teri Minaker of AFSCME Local No. 3035 celebrate the union's donation.

    Lynnwood Food Bank executive director Judy Finn (left) and Teri Minaker of AFSCME Local No. 3035 celebrate the union's donation.

  • From left, building a tuna tower to benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank are Caden Barksdale, Sophia Barksdale and Silas Black.

    From left, building a tuna tower to benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank are Caden Barksdale, Sophia Barksdale and Silas Black.

  • Eagle Scouts Kevin Menzia (left) and Mike Green

    Eagle Scouts Kevin Menzia (left) and Mike Green

  • Snohomish Rotary club president Robin Furlan (right) presents a check to Snohomish Community Food Bank director Elizabeth Grant.

    Snohomish Rotary club president Robin Furlan (right) presents a check to Snohomish Community Food Bank director Elizabeth Grant.

Terrace city council honors Eagle Scouts
Mountlake Terrace's City Council recognized new Eagle Scouts Kevin Menzia and Mike Green at its Nov. 5 meeting.
Kevin Menzia completed his Eagle Scout project with the help of volunteers and members of the Mountlake Terrace Dog Off-leash Group members. His project at the city's off-leash park included installing a low retaining wall along the southwest side of the park to help protect the area from further erosion and to stabilize the existing fence. The project also provided an area for people to sit and watch their dogs.
After the demolition of Fire Station 18, Mike Green renovated the "Fire Truck" climbing apparatus at Firefighters Memorial Park. He cleaned, welded and painted the play equipment and moved it to the front of the park in September.
"We really appreciate what you did for our community," Mayor Jerry Smith said.
"These Scouts put in many hours and a lot of hard work on their projects that benefit the city and its residents," said parks and facilities superintendent Ken Courtmanch.
For more information on Eagle Scout projects, go to www.cityofmlt.com or call 425-776-1811.
City employees donate to Lynnwood food bank
Lynnwood Food Bank has received a $250 donation from American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local No. 3035, representing city of Lynnwood employees.
Members of Local No. 3035 have supported the Lynnwood Food Bank for several years and continue to provide support to the local community.
Everett man receives state arts award
Maurice Rouman of Everett has been named as one of seven recipients of the Governors Arts and Heritage Awards. Recipients were honored at a reception at the Governor's Mansion on Oct. 15. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to the arts and cultural traditions of Washington state. Rouman, an Egyptian oud player and composer was previously nominated for the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship Award. The oud is a stringed instrument resembling the lute. He learned to play the oud in Egypt and was already an accomplished master when he arrived in Seattle more than 30 years ago. He performs regularly for public audiences throughout the Northwest.
Church donates to food Sky Valley food bank
Monroe Nazarene Church recently held a tuna drive to benefit the Sky Valley Food Bank.
The congregation was hoping to make a tuna-can tower as tall as their 6-foot pastor, but they more than doubled their efforts. Their tower ended up being 14 feet tall.
Edmonds Sons of Norway named top lodge
The Edmonds Sons of Norway Lodge was awarded the 2011 International Lodge of the Year award from among 200 lodges across the United States, Canada and Norway. The award was presented at the annual Sons of Norway International Convention in August in Fargo, N.D.
In order to qualify, each lodge must submit an application detailing all adult and youth activities including community events that promote and preserve Norwegian heritage and culture.
The lodge hosts a pancake breakfasts from 7:30 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of March, May and October at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton St. Accompanying each breakfast is a bake sale and craft sale. Proceeds from the events go to support scholarships, youth camps, the Edmonds Food Bank and the Sons of Norway Foundation, a world-wide organization that supports disaster relief and education.
More information is available from Bob Stevenson at 425-712-9788 or rlstevensonsurveyor@comcast.net.
Schools, Kiwanis, Rotary help food bank
Kiwanis-sponsored Key Club members from Snohomish High School recently brought to Snohomish Community Food Bank donations collected at Fred Meyer, including 1,328 pounds of groceries, $300 and a Fred Meyer gift card. In addition, the Panther Pals and Grizzly Cubs went door-to-door to collect 4,593 pounds of food and $170.
Public School Employees and Judy York, PSE president, organized the third annual "Stuff-a-Bus" event at Fred Meyer and brought in more than 3,600 pounds of food.
The Snohomish Rotary Club recently gave $600 to the food bank to be used for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Edmonds honors Brayer for community service
Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling has honored William L. "Bill" Brayer with an award for his service to the community.
Brayer, 79, recently resigned as president and chief executive of MS Helping Hands board of directors and director of the MSHH Donor Closet. He was recognized by the city for his many years of advocating for and providing services and resources to people with multiple sclerosis.
Bill and Carol Brayer founded MS Helping Hands and the donor closet in 1998 in their home in Edmonds and then relocated the organization several times. It is now at 409 Howell Way in downtown Edmonds. Bill Brayer has had multiple sclerosis symptoms for more than 59 years and was officially diagnosed in 1987.
To submit news for Applause, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427; gfiege@heraldnet.com.


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