Community Extra: Applause

  • Wed Mar 24th, 2010 10:57pm
  • News


High School senior earns Eagle Scout

Conner Ryan of Mountlake Terrace received the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor Ceremony on March 8 at the Light of the Cross Lutheran Church in Bothell. He is the son of Rick and Judy Ryan of Mountlake Terrace.

Ryan has been a member of Mount Baker Council Troop 35 for seven years. He started his journey as a Cub Scout in the second grade after bringing home a flyer on scouting.

For his Eagle Scout service project, Ryan and his fellow scouts replaced 42 feet of wooden timbers surrounding the front flower bed at Light of the Cross Lutheran Church.

He is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Edmonds-Woodway High School. He recently was awarded a Regent Scholarship from Gonzaga University and plans on attending school there this fall with an emphasis on business and law.

Talent show helps out senior center

The Mountlake Terrace Seniors and Friends held their first talent show on Feb. 27 at the Bethesda Lutheran Church in Mountlake Terrace.

A benefit for the senior center, the Shooting for the Stars Talent Show included at least 20 acts. Participants sang, danced and played musical instruments including the piano, guitar, flute, harmonica, mandolin, keyboard and recorder.

The show’s producer was Beverly Joanne Marshall. Flash Scaff Jr. was the show’s emcee.

Rotary Family Fest highlights adoption

The Department of Child Family Services, with the help of South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary, recently hosted Family Fest, an event designed to give prospective adoptive parents and foster kids an opportunity to mingle.

The event was the first Family Fest in Snohomish County that was partnered with South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club and was modeled after similar events in King County. Family Fest was held at Northshore Christian Church in Everett.

The goal of the agency is to get more of the community involved as potential foster parents, adopting a child, providing transportation for foster kids or donating an activity for sibling visits such as sporting tickets.

Sixteen prospective parents arrived first to a scene where activities such as cookie decorating or making a photo frame were spread out on tables. Portfolios with biographies of children attending the event were distributed to the potential parents to study before the children arrived.

When the 31 foster children arrived, they had a photo taken to put in their homemade photo frames and were given a sheet with questions. They were encouraged to speak to people to seek answers and receive stickers. When the sheet was filled, the child turned in the sheet to collect a prize. The group also shared pizza for lunch and played ball in the gym.


Donation helps get beds for children

St. Vincent de Paul, North Sound Council, recently received a donation of $5,000 from the Glaser Foundation for the Beds for Children Program.

The funds will help St. Vincent de Paul give 42 beds to children in Snohomish County.

PTA gives to Everett PTSA Shoe Fund

The Everett PTSA Council recently received a contribution of more than $1,569 from the Jefferson Elementary PTA for their district-wide Shoe Fund Program.

Jefferson Elementary students, families and staff held a penny drive in January to raise money for the Shoe Fund Program, which is funded by local PTA units throughout the Everett School District. The Everett PTSA Council Shoe Fund Program provides Payless Shoes gift cards to Everett Public Schools students in need of shoes.

Soroptimists collect Hams for Hungry

The Marysville Soroptimist club held a Hams for the Hungry food drive on March 6 at Grocery Outlet, IGA and Safeway stores.

They collected $321.50 and 824 pounds of food for the Marysville Food Bank.

Rotary clubs raise money for clinic

The Rotary Club of Everett recently gave $7,000 to the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens to help construct a medical clinic and community center in Monterrico, Guatemala.

The project goal is $85,000. The donation increases the total received for the project to $53,690.

Mill Creek Rotary provides mobility

The Rotary Club of Mill Creek and the Interact Club of Archbishop Murphy High School recently procured and delivered 280 wheelchairs to disabled people in Guatemala.

The Rotary and Interact Club were supported by the Mercer Island and Bellevue-Overlake Rotary clubs, and a matching grant from Rotary International.

A number of wheelchairs were distributed with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Guatemala East, which held a luncheon in honor of the visiting Rotarians. Additional wheelchairs were also distributed to a hospital and elderly care facility in Antigua.

This is the fourth wheelchair delivery, totaling more than 1,500 wheelchairs, to Guatemala. The Mill Creek Rotary has also delivered wheelchairs to Armenia, Honduras, Chile and Panama.

Zonta Club helps abuse victims heal

The Zonta Club of Everett Foundation presented $5,000 to Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse on March 3 at the 2010 Ignore No More Forum on Human Trafficking, “Economic Solutions to Slavery Today.”

Gayle Ossenkop-Faubion, manager of the center, accepted the donation.

Providence Intervention Center for Assault and Abuse promotes emotional and physical healing for people victimized by sexual and physical violence and child abuse. Services include a 24-hour crisis line, medical and legal advocacy, medical and forensic examinations, counseling, support groups, community education and referrals.

The Zonta Club of Everett’s forums are a series of public meetings on issues vital to women and intended to educate and inspire attendees to take action in their own lives to improve the status of women in our community and worldwide.

Arlington students assist Kids’ Closet

Students from the Haller Middle School Volunteer Club in Arlington collected donations and handed out informational fliers on Sunday to support Kids’ Kloset.

Arlington Kids’ Kloset provides new and quality used clothing, shoes, school supplies and hygiene products to children who qualify in the Arlington, Lakewood and Darrington school districts.

The club collected a shopping cart of full of items and $37 at the Arlington Safeway.