Community Extra: Applause

Garden Club helps beautify city

The Everett Garden Club on Feb. 13 presented a check for $500 to Jeff Price of the Everett Parks and Recreation Department. The money was raised during the club’s “Afternoon with Ciscoe” fundraiser last spring.

Cub Scout leader honored by Rotary

At a recent meeting, the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club inducted Nicole Guinther as an honorary member of the club.

Guinther is the Cub Master for Cub Scout Pack 27, which the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club sponsors. Cub Pack 27 works alongside Rotarians on community service projects, such as Make a Difference Day, the Lighthouse Parade and Thanksgiving basket deliveries.

Everett Police honor local heroes

The Everett Police Department held its annual departmental awards ceremony Feb. 12 to honor acts of service in 2012 by officers, civilian employees, citizen volunteers and others.

Highlights for this year’s ceremony included Medals of Merit for three officers who performed life-saving actions while on duty. In addition, eight commendations were awarded to people who helped police during various incidents. The agency also recognized the supervisor, officer, civilian employee and volunteer of the year and gave out the Brian DiBucci Award, which is presented to an outstanding officer with less than five years of service.

Officer of the Year: Officer Mark Carter.

Investigator of the Year: Detective Tim Morgan.

Supervisor of the Year: Sgt. Dan Boardley.

Civilian Employee of the Year: Property Room Specialist Tom Buss.

Volunteer of the Year: John Chatterton.

Brian DiBucci Award: Officer John Faught.

Medal of Merit: Officer Brett Gailey; Detective James Massingale; Master Police Officer Tim O’Hara.

Certificate of Merit: Sgt. Bruce Bosman; officers Nick Fischer and Brandon Gill.

Letter of Commendation: Sgt. Dan Boardley, detectives Mike Atwood and James Massingale and officers Anatoliy Kravchun and Nathan Wallace; Officer Brandon Gill; Officer Jeff Klages.

Citizen Commendation: Michael Munroe; Marcel Seyss; Jomai Swalm, Damieon Byrd and Grayson Malone; Bryan Thomas; Jessica Adams; Rafael Aguirre and Larry McLynne; Kenneth Ellis; Douglas Jones.

Citizen Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation: Chet Brown (60 hours), Yvonne Hoover (428.5 hours), John Couturie (96.5 hours), Ian Jones (289.5 hours), John Chatterton (744.5 hours), Charles Moore (94 hours), Cynthia Empey (127.5 hours), Bill Searcy (248 hours), Heather Hanson (76 hours), Margo Spencer (23.50 hours), Gene Hasson (213 hours).

Promotions: Sgt. Kelly Carman; Sgt.Trevor Townsend; Lt. Robert Goetz; Inspector Joe Neussendorfer.

Stanwood kids help Safe Harbor

Trevor Stephens, a seventh-grader at Stanwood Middle School, spearheaded an effort to create handmade Christmas cards and tags to then sell and raise money for Safe Harbor Free Clinic. Trevor’s younger brother, Kevin, a fourth-grader at Cedarhome Elementary School, and several friends pitched in to help.

On Jan. 4, the boys delivered a check for $280 to the volunteer doctors and nurses at Safe Harbor. The nonprofit clinic offers free urgent medical care and referral services to the uninsured.

Donation helps man with Parkinson’s

Camp Brian recently received a $5,000 donation from Stellar Industrial to help support those afflicted with early onset Parkinson’s disease.

Camp Brian is a grass-roots effort by long-time friends of Brian Camp who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 17 years ago at age 38. The group supports Camp and also donates a portion of its proceeds to larger Parkinson’s organizations through its annual golf tournament held in September and an auction and dinner fundraiser held in March. The auction is set for March 16 this year. Learn more at www.campbrian.ning.com.

Auto Club steers donations to groups

The Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club on Feb. 12 distributed nearly $10,000 that was raised in September at its ninth annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show.

The funds were presented to local charities and nonprofit groups, including the Arlington and North Everett Boys &Girls Clubs, the Arlington and Marysville community food banks, the Burned Children Recovery Foundation, Animal Rescue Foundation, Cocoon House, and tool scholarships for Marysville-Pilchuck High School’s automotive program graduates.

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