Snohomish County events planned for 9/11 anniversary

  • Thu Sep 9th, 2010 9:53pm
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Herald Staff

Events planned around Snohomish County in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks include:

Camano Fire and Rescue ceremony: 11 a.m. to noon at 273 NW Camano Drive. Noon to 1 p.m.: Ribbon-cutting and ceremony to dedicate the fire station in honor of those who lost their lives. 1 to 4 p.m.: Community open house with station tours, food and activities for kids.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints service projects: 9 a.m. to noon in various locations throughout Snohomish County. Along with other local churches and service organizations, the Latter-day Saints are planning more than a dozen service projects. The public is invited to participate. Volunteers in Monroe are meeting at Sky River Park, 818 Village Way. Volunteers in Snohomish are meeting at a Snohomish Fire and Rescue fire station, 1525 Ave. D. Projects also are planned in the Granite Falls, Sultan, Maltby and Lake Stevens areas. Bring yard tools. For more information, call 425-582-1931.

Everett Elks candlelight vigil: 7:30 p.m. Saturday in front of the Elks Lodge at 2802 Hoyt Ave.

Lake Stevens Patriot Day ceremony: 10 a.m. at 12409 21st St. NE, in front of Fire Station 81. People are invited to stop by before 6 p.m. to sign a copy of a commemorative book. One copy will be sent to the New York Fire Department. A second book will be sent to the Pentagon memorial in Alexandria, Va. Another will be sent to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. A fourth book will go to the Lake Stevens Historical Society to be placed in the Lake Stevens Museum.

Marysville Fire District ceremony: 8:30 a.m. at the Police and Firefighters’ Memorial, in front of the library at 6120 Grove St. The ceremony will honor those who lost their lives in the attacks, as well as Marysville Fire Lt. Jeff Thornton, who lost his life to cancer on that day.

Marysville Rotary Club work party: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jennings Park, meeting at the south parking lot off Highway 528. The service project will include painting, gardening, cleaning up, power washing. Needed tools include gloves, rakes, shovels, edger, trimmers, saws, pruners, wheel barrows and various hand tools. More parking available at the other side of the park, YMCA and the Allen Creek Elementary. For more information, contact Ken and Carol Gubler, 360-658-5052 or marysvillends@gmail.com.

Prayer Vigil for World Peace: from 12:01 a.m. until midnight Saturday at Camano Lutheran Church, 850 Heichel Road, Camano Island. Sponsored by the Stanwood-Camano Ministerial Association. People are invited to serve as prayer leaders for an hour or simply to stop in and pray. Prayer leaders may choose to lead a silent vigil or to play music. Anyone who would like to reserve a specific hour should call Phil Lewis at 360-941-6314 or 360-629-0132.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 remembrance ceremony: Firefighters at 12 District 1 stations will observe a minute of silence Saturday morning. Crews plan to gather at their stations’ flagpoles at 6:55 a.m.

Snohomish National Day of Service: Hosted by Snohomish Fire and Rescue. A memorial service is planned for 7 a.m. at Fire Station 43, 1525 Ave. D, Snohomish. Open house is planned from 9 a.m. to noon, with breakfast, fire station tours, activities for kids. People also can sign up for the Day of Service cleanup projects planned Saturday throughout the city. Those who want to participate should bring tools. Donations of paper products, canned food, toiletries and school supplies will be accepted for the Snohomish Food Bank. More info: Howard Lewis, 425-328-0331.

It’s not too late to send us your events. E-mail submissions to community@heraldnet.com.