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Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Around the County

Everett: Schools foundation supplies and backpack drive
The Everett Public Schools Foundation’s fifth annual “Stuff the Bus for Kids” backpack and school supplies drive is seeking donations of supplies and cash to help fill 1,700 backpacks for needy students. The foundation also is seeking volunteers to staff the drive, which runs from Aug. 15 to 17 at several locations.
Donations also will be accepted Aug. 1-17 at the Everett AquaSox office, at 3802 Broadway. Other locations accepting donations during the drive weekend are the QFC stores at 2615 Broadway and 4919 Evergreen Way, and the Fred Meyer stores at 12906 Bothell-Everett Highway and 8530 Evergreen Way. Central Market, at 15605 Main St. in Mill Creek, will not accept cash donations, only supplies.
For a list of supplies needed, to sign up to volunteer, or to make a cash donation, go to the foundation’s web page: epsfoundation.org. Volunteers also can contact Kristen Hansen at khansen@everettsd.org or 425-385-4695.
Lake Stevens: Wildfire donations
Vivianne and Solomon Scofield traveled to northcentral Washington this weekend and donated supplies, including flashlights, batteries, water and power generators, to people affected by wildfires.
After checking on family and friends in Pateros and Riverside, the Lake Stevens couple dropped off supplies at Pateros High School, where people are going for food, water, shelter and cooking supplies.
“The truck was definitely full, too,” Vivianne said. “I would say it was a mission accomplished for sure.”
Mill Creek: City Council’s August meetings canceled
The Mill Creek City Council is not scheduled to hold any regular meetings in August.
The next council meeting is set for Sept. 2.
Monroe: Supplies for students wanted
The Sky Valley Food Bank is asking for donations of school supplies for its annual drive. It gathers school supplies for children, providing backpacks filled with pens, paper, pencils and other necessities.
Last year, the food bank sent 550 students back to school with the tools to start the new year.
Now, it is looking for donations of backpacks, binders and the supplies to fill them. People also may donate money.
The food bank is hoping for donations before Aug. 10. It plans to start giving out the supplies Aug. 18.
Supplies may be dropped off at the food bank, located at 233 Sky River Parkway in Monroe.
It is open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It also takes donations from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday.
For more information, call 360-794-7959 or email carla@svfoodbank.org.
Snohomish: City Council meeting canceled
The Snohomish City Council meeting Tuesday has been canceled. The next meeting is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 19.

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