Puget Sound Blood Center honored donors and volunteers from Snohomish County at a special event Nov. 15.
The Partners in Life award recipients received handmade glass awards designed by glass artist Ginger Kelly.
Honored were Gaylord Lund, Joyce Phillips, Jim Page and Beth Scruggs.
In Snohomish County, 16,400 blood donors have participated this year alone in one or more of the 490 different mobile blood drives at schools, community centers, workplace locations and churches.
Soroptimists give to local organizations
Members of Soroptimist International of Marysville recently donated to several local organizations.
A Bunco night fundraiser raised $1,000 for the Marysville Food Bank Community Toy Store and $1,500 for the Marysville Food Bank.
Meanwhile, a coat drive held in partnership with Trusty Threads brought in about 150 coats and more than 200 scarves, gloves, hats and socks, along with blankets and sleeping bags for St. Joseph's House and the Marysville Lunch Program. Students in the Marysville Pilchuck High School skills program and their parents were among the key donors.
Horse Bowl team competes in Kentucky
The Snohomish County 4-H Horse Bowl team represented Washington state in a national competition held Nov. 9 in Louisville, Ky. The team placed fifth overall, and member Bethany Garver was named Reserve Champion (second place) for Overall Individual, winning her a college scholarship as well as a trophy horse sculpture.
Also on the team are Stephanie King (captain), Lauren McGuire, Margaret Fitzgerald and Katelyn Peterson. They are coached by R-A Mazzola. The team also spent several days touring Kentucky, seeing Churchill Downs and Mammoth Cave National Park, as well as thoroughbred horse farms, training facilities, veterinary hospitals and horse rehabilitation facilities.
Teen a winner in wool competition
The state Make It With Wool competition was held Oct. 27 in Ritzville in conjunction with the annual convention of the Washington State Sheep Producers Association. The third-place winner in the junior division was Erin Mee, 16, of Snohomish, who designed a coat. The contest and fashion show involved 17 contestants who modeled garments they had sewn with fabric that was at least 60 percent wool.
Rotary honors restaurant owner
Marysville Sunrise Rotary member Jeff Darrah was honored with the club's Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his service to the Rotary and his community. The award honors people who have demonstrated the Rotary ideal of service above self. Darrah owns Bleachers Restaurant and has helped with numerous fundraising and event efforts.
Car dealer donates to youth soccer
Dwayne Lane's Arlington Chevrolet recently presented a $500 check and soccer equipment to Total Futbol Academy of Arlington. The dealership also provided T-shirts and handed out sweepstakes forms to win a new car.
Eagle Scouts honored for memorial work
The Mountlake Terrace City Council recognized Eagle Scouts Ray Baldwin and Erik Greif at its Nov. 18 meeting. Ray Baldwin and Erik Greif completed their Eagle Scout projects at Firefighters Memorial Park, 3900 228th St. SW.
Baldwin's project included building and installing a new monument. Greif's project involved designing and installing a new gravel trail. For more information on Eagle Scout projects, go to the city's website at www.cityofmlt.com or call Parks and Facilities Superintendent Ken Courtmanch at 425-776-1811.
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