Community Extra: Applause

Mountlake Terrace recognizes volunteers

The city of Mountlake Terrace recognized its Crime Watch volunteers for their community service at an appreciation lunch Oct. 4.

A self-sustaining program since it formed in 1988, Crime Watch has benefited the city with thousands of hours of donated time in the interest of public safety.

For more information on the city’s Crime Watch program, click the police department link under city services at or call 425-670-8260.

Marysville food bank receives donations

Marysville Community Food Bank volunteers have announced that organizers and volunteers of the “Helping Hands, Linking Arms” food drive and the people of Marysville donated 10,218 pounds of food and $1,186 in September.

The donations came at a time when the food bank supplies were at the lowest of the year.

Cal Ripken Foundation funds baseball camp

Twelve boys from the Boys &Girls Clubs of Snohomish County were the guests of the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Baseball Camp in Maryland in August.

The camp was a part of the “Healthy Choices, Healthy Children” program funded by the Ripken Foundation and is a curriculum adopted by the Boys &Girls Clubs.

The program, through the medium of baseball, teaches kids about choices they can make. Participants in this free camp experience were Roby Starks, Nathaniel Hatch, Paul Shay, Jesse Blake, Jorik Thorkildsen, Paul Chung, Ben Hines, Walter Hines, Josh Preston, Alec Morino, Jesse Casey and Dylan Bartlette.

The boys were accompanied by volunteers Charlie Cobb, Scott Titterness and Denise Anderson Hatch.

Interfaith Association receives grant

Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington recently received a $5,000 grant from Opus Community Foundation. The funds are focused on children’s services at The Family Shelter, a program of Interfaith, which is based in Everett.

The Family Shelter helps homeless families who stay up to four months.

“It is crucial to assist the children during this time of great stress and instability,” said Mary Ellen Wood, executive director. “The children experience a sense of security and safety, for perhaps one of the few times in their young lives.”

For more information, go to or call 425-252-6672.

To submit news for the Applause column, contact reporter Gale Fiege: 425-339-3427;

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