Community extra: Applause

  • Wed Oct 20th, 2010 10:23pm
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GIVING

Grant benefits Bethany nursing facility

The EverTrust Foundation recently donated $16,000 to Bethany of the Northwest Foundation’s Dignity Project.

Bethany of the Northwest, a skilled nursing facility, has been serving Snohomish County since 1931.

The money will allow Bethany to purchase new mattresses for one full floor of Bethany at Pacific residents. New mattresses help people sleep better, reduce medical skin problems and can decrease the need for medication.

HONORS

Kiwanis honors Arlington woman

Virginia Hatch is this year’s recipient of the Kiwanis Club of Arlington’s Community Service Award.

Hatch was instrumental in starting the free Music in the Park and Movie Nights at Terrace Park projects. She has been active, among other things, in the Arlington Garden Club, the Arlington Arts Council, Dollars for Scholars, Friends of the Library and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission.

She helped out at the Kids’ Kloset when it was just getting started, sorting clothes and preparing everything for the grand opening. When Jensen Park was being built, she rounded up local community service clubs to build the playground.

Hatch had a hand in many other accomplishments in the Arlington area. Most recently she has been involved with the local food bank and Hands Together, helping people in need.

The Kiwanis Club presented Hatch with her award during a special event Oct. 6.

Sheriff honored for combatting violence

Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick was honored with the Law Enforcement Award at the Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County annual Hope Within Luncheon on Oct. 8 at the Everett Events Center.

Lovick was recognized for being a long-time advocate of the agency and for his work as a public spokesman against domestic violence.

County’s Safe Kids named coalition of year

Safe Kids Snohomish County was recognized Sept. 28 with the Safe Kids Coalition of the Year Award.

The group’s mission is to reduce injury-related death rates among children.

Safe Kids Snohomish County partners with businesses, organizations and community advocates to prevent injuries to children, said Mary Borges, director of Safe Kids Washington.

The group was honored during regional training in Portland, Ore.

Zonta Club walks against cancer

Eight members of the Zonta Club of Everett walked in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk on Oct. 2. The team raised more than $3,235, placing among the top teams in Snohomish County. “We are very proud of our accomplishment,” Zonta member Cindy Phillips said.

Everett DAR honors Holocaust survivor

The Everett chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution presented its National Americanism Award to Noémi Ban, a Holocaust survivor.

Ban, a Bellingham resident, received the national award this summer in Washington, D.C.