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Arlington: Collecting supplies for kids

Churches and businesses are teaming up to fill backpacks with school supplies.

The Back2School Rally is scheduled at 3 p.m. Aug. 28 at Presidents Elementary School, 505 E. Third Street.

Last year’s event served 500 children from the

Arlington and Lakewood School Districts.

Parents of children who need a backpack can register at Children must be present at the rally to receive their supplies. A list of needed supplies and donation drop-off locations is at

More info: Brandie Broadhead, 360-435-8981, Launa Peterson, 360-403-3527 or

Marysville: Football league car washes

The Marysville Youth Football League has scheduled multiple car washes Aug. 13. Proceeds from six car washes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at different locations will go toward registration scholarships, the cost of new gear and the replacement of old gear.

Car washes are planned at Burger Mill, 707 State Ave.; Gold’s Gym, 1052 State Ave.; Grocery Outlet stores at 3711 88th St. NE and 9620 State Ave.; Haggen, 3711 88th St. NE.; and O’Reilly Auto Parts, 404 State Ave.

More info:

Mukilteo: Police go after speeders

Over the past few weeks, Mukilteo police took part in a statewide crackdown on speeders. They conducted four special speed and traffic safety emphasis patrols between July 21 and Thursday.

The patrols involved 144 traffic stops, 90 infraction notices and seven criminal citations, Mukilteo Police Chief Rex Caldwell said. Officers also issued 54 warnings for violations such as missing license plates and defective lights.

The patrols were funded partly by about $1,700 in grant money, Caldwell said. The areas targeted included Harbour Pointe Boulevard, the Mukilteo Speedway, Paine Field Boulevard and 88th Street.

Snohomish: Fire District 1 fundraiser

Golfers are invited to a fundraiser tournament and auction for the Fire 1 Foundation, a nonprofit organization of Snohomish County Fire District 1 employees.

The event is set for 1:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Echo Falls Golf Course, south of Snohomish. The auction and awards dinner begin at 6:30 p.m.

The foundation’s current project is raising money to build a memorial for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, fire district spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said.

Registration is now open.

More info: or 425-530-8380.

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