Community Extra: Applause

Girl Scouts raise money for food bank pantry

Junior Girl Scout Troop 52145 members Kaiah Hinze, Dominique LeFrancis, Haley Prather, Samarah Quintana, Kristyn Murphy, Jacqualyn Nelson and Ayrianna Roff have earned their bronze award after completing 20 hours of volunteer work.

The girls raised money through a rummage sale to support a local food bank at a church in south Everett. Nearly $350 was used to buy groceries to fill the church’s food bank pantry.

The troop examined the pantry, made a shopping list, created a budget, shopped and made their delivery.

“The girls were really surprised to see how much they were able to purchase with their limited funds,” said troop leader MaryAnn Hinze.

Company donates to Christmas House

Bob Long of the Everett-based appliance company Judd &Black presented a $10,000 check to Christmas House board members at the conclusion of the company’s annual charity golf tournament.

Christmas House, a non-profit formed in 1981, provided Christmas presents last year to more than 10,500 children and 3,630 low-income families from throughout Snohomish County.

This year, Christmas House plans to open its doors Dec. 1 through 18.

To support Christmas House either with a monetary donation or by volunteering time, go to or call 425-338-2273. Donations can be mailed to Christmas House, P.O. Box 717, Everett, WA 98206.

Everett Scout honored for lighthouse project

Nathan E. Hoope has earned his Eagle Scout merit of honor award.

He is member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 1, sponsored by the Everett Elks.

Nathan’s Eagle Scout public service project was the construction of a pedestrian bridge at the Mukilteo Lighthouse.

The Everett Elks club has sponsored Troop 1 for many years.

Zonta clothes drive aids women starting jobs

This month, Zonta Club of Everett began collecting interview or work-appropriate clothing for the YWCA of Snohomish County’s Working Women’s Wardrobe program.

The program benefits women in need of professional clothing to attend job interviews and start jobs.

More information about Zonta Club of Everett is at

$5,000 in grants for Beds for Children

St. Vincent de Paul’s North Sound Council has announced the donation of $2,000 from the Helen M. Schiff Foundation and $3,000 from the Hazel Miller Foundation for the Beds for Children program.

The money will be used to buy beds for children who don’t have them.

Seniors recognized for community involvement

Daniel Hanna of Stanwood and Bev Roach of Mill Creek were honored Oct. 10 at the Foss Home and Village Golden Heart Inspired Living award luncheon at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.

The seniors were selected from nominations sent by senior centers, senior living communities, churches and individuals and recognized for their compassion, generosity and community involvement.

Snohomish County genealogist honored

Helen Hubert Eliason was recognized in September by the Washington State Genealogical Society for her work on behalf of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society.

Eliason helped publish the “Arlington Centennial Pictorial History,” the “Arlington Times Obituary Book” and “Snohomish County in the War.”

She currently is at work on a series of books about early schools in the Stillaguamish River valley.

Everett lemonade sales benefit cancer research

Danielle Scanes, 12, an Everett student, sold lemonade for 50 cents a glass throughout the summer to benefit cancer research at Seattle Children’s medical center.

By the end of the season, she had saved up $189.50 to donate.

Danielle made her own lemonade stand and wheeled it out to the curb on sunny days to raise the money.

Grants help programs at Edmonds School District

The Hazel Miller Foundation recently awarded $68,150 to support three programs in the Edmonds School District.

The largest chunk, at $60,150, covers the staffing costs of an after-school support program three days a week at all five of the district’s high schools.

This grant also places academic coaches at each campus to target freshmen who may be at risk of dropping out.

A program that reaches out to ethnic minority families in the district received $6,000 from the foundation.

In addition, Meadowdale High School received $2,000 to buy new textbooks for German-language classes.

To submit news about volunteers and their work for the Applause section, contact reporter Gale Fiege, 425-339-3427;

More in Local News

Mukilteo crabber missing; his boat was found at Hat Island

Frank Urbick set out Thursday morning but did not return.

Police looking for leads in case of missing Snohomish man

Henry John Groeneveld, 63, was last seen on Monday, when he said something about going to “the river.”

Separate Everett fires send man to hospital, damage boat

The man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation from the early morning fire.

Police: He made an appointment, then tried to rob the bank

A lawyer is accused of donning a fake beard and telling a teller that a gunman was outside.

Drive-by shooting reported in Marysville neighborhood

Police said there was no evidence to indicate it was targeted at a specific person or property.

Celebrating the origins of Christmas

LDS church holds annual nativity festival featuring more than 600 sets.

Trooper’s car struck when he was arresting man for DUI

She drove away but was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

Man, 29, injured by shots fired at Everett thrift store

The gunfire followed an argument in the parking lot of Value Village on Evergreen Way.

Inslee’s budget solves school funding with help from carbon

His budget would use reserves to boost education, then replenish them with a carbon tax or fee.

Most Read