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No matter who you are, if your family lives in Darrington, your loved ones can count on the community to serve dinner after your funeral.
The volunteer memorial dinner committee has for more than 50 years served the chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, deviled eggs and pies after most funerals here. The committee is informally led by Janet Cabe, who brought the tradition with her when she moved to Darrington from North Carolina.
The committee's free luncheon, at noon Saturday in the Darrington Community Center, Sauk and Fir streets, is followed by its annual auction, which raises money to cover some of costs of the dinners.
Among the items to be auctioned this year are five handmade quilts, frozen blackberries, homemade blackberry pies, jams and jellies and candy, gift baskets, decorative bowls, baby blankets and other crafts.
Everett: Name picked for downtown plaza
The City Council has settled unanimously on "Wetmore City Plaza" as the official name of the newish downtown city park in front of the Village Theatre.
The City Council on March 20 weighed names recommended by the city's Parks Board and Historical Commission. Another candidate was Theatre Plaza.
The three-quarter acre plaza on Wetmore Avenue sits between the Everett Performing Arts Center and Village Theatre's new Everett Youth Education Center in the former KeyBank building.
The land the plaza occupies cost the city $1.1 million in 2005. Another $2.4 million was budgeted for plaza construction.
Mukilteo: Library hosts forum on future
Sno-Isle Libraries is planning a breakfast and panel discussion called "Near Future Visions: Transforming the Nexus of Business, Education, Government & Libraries," from 7:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Future of Flight Aviation Center at 8415 Paine Field Blvd.
Glen Hiemstra, author and founder of Future.com, is the keynote speaker.
Panelists include Sue Ambler, CEO of Workforce Development Council Snohomish County; Edmonds School District Superintendent Nick Brossoit; Dave Earling, Edmonds mayor and Sound Transit board member; Brian Leonard, of Dillon Works, Inc.; Troy McClelland, CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County; and Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory.
The event is free, but space is limited.
To RSVP, send an email to email@example.com or call 360-651-7029.
Stanwood: AAUW offers scholarships
The Stanwood-Camano branch of the American Association of University Women plans to award two or three scholarships for a total of $6,500.
The deadline to apply is May 31.
You are eligible if you live in the Arlington, Stanwood or Camano Island area, or are a graduate of Stanwood, Lincoln Hill, Lakewood, Arlington or Weston high school. In addition, applicants must have completed at least two years of college by June and have verifiable plans to continue.
Applications and instructions are available online at www.s-caf.org or www.aauwsc.org.
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