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Grant benefits Assistance League

Assistance League of Everett recently received a $2,500 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

The nonprofit organization helps people in need throughout Snohomish County.

“The funds will be used to provide assistance to the most vulnerable women and children in our community, including child and adult victims of sexual assault, children living in poverty, and homeless women with children,” said Margaret bright, the organization’s spokeswoman.

The grant will help provide clothing for low-income teens and adults entering the workforce or preparing for job interviews, clothing for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, household items for displaced families in crisis and new school clothes for low-income students in grades.


Eagle Scout recognized

Ben Rumsey, a junior at Marysville-Getchell Bio-Med Academy, was recently honored at an Eagle Court of Honor at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Ben has followed a family tradition of Eagle Scouts. His older brothers, father and grandfather are all Eagle Scouts. He is the son of Arlen and Sue Rumsey.

Ben has been an active member of Troop 5 since 2006. Ben’s service project took place in the Master Gardener area at Jennings Park in Marysville, his mother said. He organized the replacement of an old wooden fence and the design and construction of an arbor with a bench.

Eagle project benefits library

Parker Yancey, a 15-year-old Lakewood High School student, spruced up the grounds at the Arlington Library last month as part of his Eagle Scout project.

Parker loves to read and visits the library often, said spokeswoman RaeJean Hasenoehrl.

The teen decided to become an Eagle Scout because he was inspired by his father’s example.

He rounded up 30 volunteers to weed, plant 25 bushes, lay a weed barrier and spread 10 yards of new cedar bark.

The team spent 135 hours on the project.

Parker is the son of Steve and Tanya Yancey of Stanwood.

Everett Scouts earn Eagle rank

Five Scouts from Troop 55 were recognized in the Eagle Court of Honor ceremony last month.

Trevor Cutler, 17, painted 54 house numbers on curbs in the Hilton Lake area in Everett for his Eagle Scout project. His brother, Austin Cutler, 16, painted a map of the U.S.A. on the playground at Silver Lake Elementary School. Their parents are Russ and Susie Cutler.

Dillon Johnson, 18, collected donations to build picnic tables at Cascade Park. He is the son of Brent and Stephanie Johnson.

David Jorgensen, 18, refurbished four park benches for Everett parks. His brother, Hans Jorgensen, 17, created a map and information sheet for parks in the Everett area. Their parents are Eric and Janet Jorgensen.

The Eagle Scouts live in the Everett area.

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