Front Porch: NAACP Freedom Fund Gala on Saturday

  • Mon Feb 27th, 2012 9:11pm
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Freedom Fund Gala

The Snohomish County Branch of the NAACP will hold its 3rd Annual Freedom Fund Gala to honor people of color for their services to the community Saturday at the Embassy Suites in Lynnwood.

The gala will be hosted by Q13 Fox TV reporter Angela King and the keynote speaker will be Rosa Franklin, Washington’s first African-American state senator.

Tickets for this year’s gala dinner are $75 each or $650 for a table of 10. For more information, go to

All about orcharding: Tree fruit expert Gary Moulton will lead a class on orcharding from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Ed’s Apples in Sultan, 13420 339th Ave SE just off Highway 2.

The cost is $80 per person and includes a catered box lunch.

WSU Extension research has led to new, disease-resistant cultivars and updated methods of pruning, pest control and fertility management.

Topics include the basics of tree fruit production, varieties and different kinds of fruit, rootstocks, nutrient management, pest management, irrigation, orchard layout, pruning and harvest indices.

Enrollment is limited. Registration and prepayment is required to hold a spot.

To register online, go to, download the form at and mail with your check, or contact Karie Christensen at (425) 357-6039, e-mail