Community Extra: Applause

Lynnwood Citizens Patrol grows

The Lynnwood Police Department Citizens Patrol is now 55 members strong after welcoming 16 new members.

They are Akram Ali, Rexford Danquah, Anisha Farook, Riley Frisk, Josh Gillis, George Hamasaki, Nancy Irwin, Jennifer Kiteley, Lisa Kiteley, Valentina Lukyanchenko, Victor Lukyanchenko, Skylar Merback, Gareth Moore, Terre Norng, David Oliver and Rigel Perkins.

These new members attended the Citizens Patrol Training Academy and completed 100 hours of specialized training. Most of these new members also attended the 12-week Citizens Academy earlier this year.

Of these new members, 14 have a limited commission to write tickets for vehicles parked illegally in disabled parking spaces.

In addition, Citizens Patrol provides numerous services to the department including directing traffic, opening locked car doors, providing bike patrols and helping with weather-related and crime scene emergencies.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Lynnwood Police Department’s volunteer programs or how to become involved with its annual free Citizens Academy, which starts in January, can call the crime prevention office at 425-670-5635.

Golf group aids wounded veterans

The Harbour Pointe Golf Club and its men’s club last year raised $1,800 for the nonprofit organization Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors.

The group donated $5,000 earlier this month after recruiting the help of other golf club members and the owners of Oki Corp., Karmichael Inc., North Creek Roofing, Express Construction, Degginger-McIntosh Insurance, and proceeds from the Red, White &Blue Wounded Warriors Tournament held July 4.

“The Color Guard on the ninth green was a highlight of the day and a significant reason for the terrific outpouring of funds from virtually every player in the event,” said club member Ron Monaco.

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors provides emergency assistance, morale-building and innovative therapeutic services for wounded warriors and their families in Washington state.

For more information, go to

Children’s association makes donations

The Providence General Children’s Association has donated $191,560 to local organizations. Since 1953, the volunteer group has served hundreds of children. The nonprofit organization has a membership of more than 300 women in 14 active and four emeritus guilds.

The funds are proceeds from the volunteer-operated gift shops at the Colby and the Pacific/Pavilion hospital campuses, tips from the baristas at the hospital, and other guild fundraising events.

Organizations receiving money include the Arlington Kids Kloset, $5,000; scholarships to high school seniors, $20,000; Providence Hospice and Home Care, Camp Erin bereavement camp for children, $15,000; Providence Hospice and Home Care, Carousel Program for terminally ill children and their families, $25,000; Providence Volunteer Services activity cart for children in the hospital, $2,800; Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County children’s program, $2,970; Readiness to Learn Program for low-income families in Island County and Stanwood, $2,212; Camp Prov for children with special needs, $36,000; Providence Pediatrics Department, $780; and a pledge to the new Cymbaluk Medical Tower, $100,000.

The association is celebrating its 62nd year. To join or volunteer, go to

Stuff a Bus helps food banks, shelters

United Way of Snohomish County and Community Transit held a Stuff a Bus food and toiletries drive Saturday at James Village in Lynnwood.

The day before, a team of employees from AMT, a division of Senior Operations in Arlington, delivered 2,000 pounds of food and toiletries to the United Way office in Everett.

A contribution came from the American Girl store at Alderwood mall. Albertsons at James Village made it easy for shoppers to donate 15 shopping carts full of food, to be distributed by Volunteers of America to food banks throughout Snohomish County. The toiletries will be distributed to the YWCA, Cocoon House, Domestic Violence Services and the Interfaith Family Shelter.

Another $380 was given to United Way’s Local Community Fund, including a check for $200 from the Lynnwood Elks Lodge.

More about United Way of Snohomish County is at

Terry Marsh wins Rotary award

The Rotary Club of Arlington has honored community volunteer Terry Marsh with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award, recognizing his work to create a peaceful world.

Marsh served as a construction supervisor for the Arlington School District and project manager of the city’s Olympic Avenue reconstruction. Marsh is an active member of the Arlington Kiwanis Club, the Downtown Arlington Business Association, the Arlington Arts Council and Arlington Kids Kloset.

He’s well-known for his charming hand-cut wood signs of fish, snowmen, ducks and roosters that have decorated Arlington businesses since 2009. Marsh also was named Citizen of the Year by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce and received the Arlington Garden Club’s Myrtle Ruckert Award for outstanding community service.

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

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