Alyssa (last name withheld), a Housing Hope resident and first-time skydiver, participated in the Fill the Sky with Hope event on June 25. The event, hosted by Skydive Snohomish, raised over $6,000 for Housing Hope. (Contributed photo)

Alyssa (last name withheld), a Housing Hope resident and first-time skydiver, participated in the Fill the Sky with Hope event on June 25. The event, hosted by Skydive Snohomish, raised over $6,000 for Housing Hope. (Contributed photo)

Community Extra: Applause

Skydives raise $6K for Housing Hope

A Fill the Sky with Hope event led by Skydive Snohomish on June 25 raised more than $6,000 for Housing Hope, exceeding the event’s fundraising goal of $1,000.

In addition to donating a portion of the registration fees from the event, Skydive Snohomish also donated tandem skydives to seven Housing Hope residents.

“Skydiving is a metaphor for how these residents have leaned into their fear and taken the plunge to overcome obstacles in their own lives,” said Fred Safstrom, CEO of Housing Hope. “This event was a celebration of their achievements.”

Teen designs new soccer crest

The Lake Stevens Soccer Club recently recognized Christina Alldredge, a junior at Lake Stevens High School, for her work designing an original crest for the team’s new uniforms.

Alldredge incorporated Lake Stevens scenery into the crest, which depicts a soccer ball in water with trees and a mountain in the background.

Her design was then given to a professional developer for final touches.

Alldredge aspires to a career in graphic design or technical artistry. She will also attend Everett Community College this fall through the Running Start program.

Learn more about the recreational soccer club at www.lakestevenssoccer.com.

Rotary installs officers

Rotary Club of Everett named its new officers for 2016-17. Ed Petersen was sworn in at the June 28 meeting as president of the Rotary club. The Housing Hope chief strategic officer is a four-time Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.

Also inducted were President-elect Will McMahan, retired; presidential nominee Amy Norman, Dream Smile Dentistry; Vice President Todd Morrow, Community Transit; Past President Deborah Wright; Treasurer Richard Toyer, Toyer Financial Corp.; Historian Larry O’Donnell, retired; and Secretary Dale Newman, Industrial Massage Inc.

Busy summer ensuring a warm winter for kids

The Everett Elks Knotty Knitters completed have over 400 items (290 hats, 63 scarves, 14 pair of slippers, 10 pair of mittens, six blankets, 26 sets of hats and scarves, and six sets of hat, gloves and scarves) for children who will benefit from Christmas House.

The crocheted and knitted items were given to Gregg Milne, president of the Christmas House Board of Directors, at the June Knotty Knitters work day.

The group meets at 1 p.m. the last Monday of each month at 2802 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Donations of finished items and yarn also are welcome and can be dropped off at the Lodge between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call 425-252-4179.

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The Everett Elks Knotty Knitters presented over 400 knitted and crocheted items to Christmas House at a June work day. Pictured with some of the items are (from left) Gregg Milne, of Christmas House, and Elks volunteers Rose Senn, Grace Castle, Peggy Miller, Dorothy Nopson, JoAn Anderton and Collenn Crowley. (Contributed photo)

The Everett Elks Knotty Knitters presented over 400 knitted and crocheted items to Christmas House at a June work day. Pictured with some of the items are (from left) Gregg Milne, of Christmas House, and Elks volunteers Rose Senn, Grace Castle, Peggy Miller, Dorothy Nopson, JoAn Anderton and Collenn Crowley. (Contributed photo)

The Lake Stevens Soccer Club recently recognized Christina Alldredge, a rising junior at Lake Stevens High School, for her work designing an original crest for the team’s new uniforms. (Contributed photo)

The Lake Stevens Soccer Club recently recognized Christina Alldredge, a rising junior at Lake Stevens High School, for her work designing an original crest for the team’s new uniforms. (Contributed photo)