• Wed Feb 3rd, 2010 10:36pm
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Students, restaurant help out Haiti

Archbishop Murphy High School and Frankie’s Pizza in Mill Creek held a joint fundraiser on Jan. 27 to raise funds for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

Twenty-five students from Archbishop Murphy worked with Frankie’s employees and nine staff volunteers making and selling more than 100 pizzas.

Frankie’s Pizza donated its profits from the day to Catholic Relief Services in Haiti. The event brought in $1,200 for Haiti relief.

Students at Archbishop Murphy, led by the French Club, are continuing their on-campus Haiti fundraising efforts by collecting money in homerooms and selling Valentine candy grams.

Operation School Bell given $1,500

Assistance League of Everett’s Operation School Bell recently received a contribution of $1,500 from National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation ambassador, Drew Revord.

Revord became an ambassador of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation in 2006. He won the ambassadorship through a drawing at that year’s Washington State Auto Dealers Association Convention. He is a senior at Everett High School.

Operation School Bell provides clothes for low-income children from 14 school districts in Snohomish County. Since the program began in 1965, over 57,000 children have received school clothing through Operation School Bell.

VGH Foundation helps out hospital

Valley General Hospital Foundation board members presented Valley General Hospital Chief Executive Mike Liepman and Emergency Department medical director John Bennett with a check for $48,000 on Jan. 27 in Monroe.

Approximately half of the money is expected to go toward the purchase of a call system for patient rooms in the Emergency Department. The other half will go toward the Foundation’s three-year funding commitment to the hospital’s Diabetes Program.

The $48,000 was raised by the foundation, with donations from the hospital’s guild and North Sound Emergency Medicine physicians.

Rotary donates to community garden

South Everett Mukilteo Rotary recently awarded the Mukilteo Community Garden $3,600 to aid its growing operation.

The funds will be used to build new garden beds which will at least triple the square footage devoted to growing food for the Mukilteo food bank and Everett Gospel Mission women and children’s center. It will also fund new grow lights and seed-starting equipment, as well as soil and irrigation hoses for new garden beds.

The Mukilteo Community Garden produced more than 500 pounds of food for the food bank last growing season.

South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club was chartered in 1989 and has 67 members providing service locally and internationally through hands-on projects and monetary funding. The local Rotary club raises funds through its annual auction in April.


Lodge installs new officers, trustees

Sons of Norway Normanna Lodge 3 had its installation ceremony for newly elected lodge officers and trustees for 2010 on Dec. 11.

Those installed included Larry Egge, president; Kevin Hegge, vice president; Barb Brevik, secretary; Wilma MacLeod, assistant secretary; Jean Jones, financial and membership secretary; Lee Brevik, assistant financial secretary; Jean Camp, treasurer; Helen Cosgrove, foundation director; Darrel Erichsen, counselor; Kay Saatvedt, social director; Inger Dow, assistant social director; Leona Olson, marshall; Pat Joramo, assistant marshall; Edith Carlquist, inner greeter; Lorain Sorgen, outer greeter; Herb Barstad, sports director; Arlene Martheny, editor; Charlotte Maris, cultural director; Weldon Sorgen, historian; Jerry Maris, photographer; Les Lewis, publicity director; Sandy Kish, youth director; and new trustees Janis Ahern, Dean Hegge, Shawn Kish, Eric Ostlund, Bob Peters and Glenna Zuanich.

Granite Falls belly dance students win

Heidi Kroeze, known as “Giselle” by her Granite Falls dance students, competed with several of her students on Jan. 16 and 17 at the 2010 La Danse Oriental Belly Dance Competition in Tacoma.

Troupe Ghazala placed second in the troupe category and includes Lora Bechtholdt, Heidi Kroeze, Leah Lundy and Sheryl Sansaver.

Troupe Awesome Belly Dance placed third at the competition and includes Kylie Kroeze, Caitlin Lundy, Brooke Parsley and Ashley Peep. Kroeze and one of her students and friends, Leah Lundy, placed second in the duet category. Bechtholdt of Troupe Ghazala placed second in the novice category.

Kroeze also took first place in the alternative music category and second place for her Isis Wings performance in the prop category.

Students Nakayla Erickson, Sarah Sansaver and Makayla Yates also placed in the minors category, for students age 12 and under.

Kroeze began her belly dance journey in 2001 when she went to her first class with a friend as an alternative fitness class. She currently teaches classes at Granite Falls Dojang.