Community Extra: Applause

  • Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 10:01pm
  • News

GIVING

Scouts collect food for local food banks

Boy and Girl Scouts throughout Snohomish County participated in the annual Scouting for Food drive on Sept. 10 and 11.

Boy Scout Troop 50 and Pack 75 joined efforts and staged their drive at Fred Meyer on Bickford Avenue in Snohomish. They collected more than 1,800 pounds of food.

Girl Scout Troop 392 spent the afternoon of Sept. 11 with a food drive outside a local supermarket. Scouts brought in nearly 500 pounds of groceries and more than $150 in cash donations.

Cub Scout Pack 43 of Lake Stevens held a food drive at the Frontier Village Safeway Sept. 10 and 11. The boys collected more than 763 pounds of food and $228 in cash donations. The donations went to the Lake Stevens food bank.

Girl Scouts help with school supplies

Girl Scout Troop 42423 recently helped pack and distribute backpacks for students in the Snohomish School District.

Marysville Bank helps Salvation Army

HomeStreet Bank recently donated $2,500 to the Salvation Army of Everett and Snohomish County. The money will go to supporting the Salvation Army’s many housing programs.

Golf tourney benefits Boys and Girls club

Judd &Black recently donated $3,000 to the Everett Boys &Girls Club. The money was raised through the company’s annual charity golf tournament held at the Battle Creek Golf Course.

HONORS

Sultan teen to travel to Washington, D.C.

Alexis Fulcher, 16, is preparing for a trip to the nation’s capital later this month as part of the National Youth Leadership Forum.

Alexis is a junior at Sultan High School and a student in the Running Start program. She was among top students from across the country nominated for the forum.

The students will visit the Pentagon and learn about careers in national security, diplomacy and other fields.

Alexis is in the marching band and leadership activities at her school. She plans to study music.

Alexis is the daughter of Randall and Sandra Fulcher of Sultan.

Children’s Museum earns honors

For the third year in a row, Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett was selected as the region’s best museum by voters in Nickelodeon’s 2010 Parent Picks Awards. The museum also was named the area’s Best Kids’ Party Place.

The museum features three floors of hands-on exhibits and serves more than 200,000 people each year.

Local woman holds quilting marathon

Susan Palmer completed 64 quilts for American Hero Quilts during a week-long “quilting marathon.” A member of the Stanwood-Camano Quilters, Palmers contacted other quilters and challenged them to make quilts as well. American Hero Quilts provides quilts for wounded soldiers.

The Stanwood-Camano group has made almost 500 quilts. The group started in January 2007 with seven members and has since grown to 70.

Local martial arts master honored

Hud Huddleston Sr. of Everett was recently inducted in the World Martial Arts League Hall of Fame in New York.

The Korean martial arts master was honored at the 13th International Black Belt Martial Art Elite Awards. He was the only inductee from the West Coast this year.

Huddleston is the director of the Korean Hwarang Martial Arts Federation in Everett.

“I’ve been doing this for about 40 years and finally got recognized for what I do,” he said.

Huddleston opened his first martial arts studio in 1970 and has been teaching since then. Together with his wife he plans to return to Korea and to travel to China to advance his training.

10 years together for Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 392 of Lake Stevens recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.