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HONORS

Granite Falls Scout earns Eagle rank

Jacob Brown of Granite Falls Boy Scout Troop 28 earned his Eagle Scout rank on May 20.

Brown, 18, graduated from Granite Falls High School on June 4 with a cumulative GPA of 3.3.

He was a Honor Society member for the past four years and part of the Future Business Leaders of America his junior and senior years. He played football and lettered all four years of high school.

For his Eagle Scout project, Brown built a shelter for two llamas and a donkey at the Delta Rehabilitation Center in Snohomish.

Brown is the son of Stephen and Cheri Brown of Arlington. He will attend Everett Community College this fall and plans to major in computer engineering.

Deaconess official put on kids’ panel

Chanelle Carlin, Deaconess Children’s Services vice president of programs, was recently appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Snohomish County Children’s Commission.

The Snohomish County Children’s Commission was created in response to the basic needs of children in the community.

The Commission is comprised of twenty-five members, including two youths, who are appointed by the Snohomish County Council to serve as advisers on issues of health, safety and welfare of children.

GIVING

Dentist, staff help with Day of Caring

Local dentist Michael Hrankowski and his staff provided free treatment on June 12 to 37 people at Edmonds Woodway Dental Care as part of the office’s second-annual Day of Caring.

Treatments were offered on a first-come, first-served basis at the clinic at 21810 76th Ave. W., Suite 102, Edmonds.

Coastal Community gives aid to groups

The Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund recently awarded grants totaling nearly $7,000 to six nonprofit organizations supporting health and human services programs.

Employees of Coastal Community Bank contribute to this fund annually and participate in the selection of grants.

Grants were made to the American Red Cross, Snohomish County Chapter Prepaid Calling Cards for Deployed Military Personnel; Assistance League of Everett, Operation School Bell; Everett Gospel Mission, Project Homeless Connect; Island County Readiness to Learn, School Supplies for Homeless and Low Income Youth; St. Vincent de Paul of Snohomish County, Beds for Children Program; YMCA of Snohomish County, Invest in Youth.

The Coastal Community Bank Employee Giving Fund has been making grants to nonprofit organizations for the past eight years. Grants are made in the communities that Coastal Community Bank serves: Camano Island, Darrington, Everett, Gold Bar, Monroe, South Whidbey, Stanwood and Sultan.

Swimmers raise funds to fix pool

More than $75,000 for the resurfacing of West Coast Aquatics pool in Mill Creek was recently raised by swimmers, parents, and local businesses who participated in West Coast Aquatics’ Swim-A-Thon fundraiser.

The resurfacing work is scheduled to start on Aug. 9 and will take a maximum of 28 days.

Companies who supported the Swim-A-Thon were Albertsons, Alfy’s Pizza, Central Market, Chase, Columbia Athletic Club, Dollar Store, Northwest Swim Shop, QFC, Saturday’s Child, Silver Lake Chiropractic, Spotted Cow Creamery, Staples, Starbucks Coffee, and Top Food and Drug.

Students from Jackson High School and Archbishop Murphy High School also participated in the Swim-A-Thon.

Windermere staff give Day of Service

Mukilteo Windermere agents and staff organized a food drive benefitting the Mukilteo Food Bank on June 18 as part of a Day of Service.

With the help of donations from the public, Albertsons, Food Emporium and QFC, Windermere Mukilteo raised 1,147 pounds of food and $288 for the Mukilteo Food Bank.

Windermere’s Community Service Day was established in 1984 to offer agents and staff a chance to volunteer an entire workday to give back to the neighborhoods in which they live and work.

Motorcyclists raise cash for guide dogs

More than 100 riders came out in the rain on June 19 for the Puppy Putt 8, a ride to benefit Guide Dogs of America.

The event was organized by International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 751 and raised over $7,000 in cash donations for the charity. Sponsors donated another $3,000 worth of prizes for participants.

Riders started the event at Sound Harley-Davidson on Smokey Point Boulevard in Marysville, and at Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey. The two groups met at Downtown Harley Davidson in Renton, for a motorcycle show that included music, food and dancing.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers supports Guide Dogs of America, which trains and provides seeing-eye dogs for people across the United States and Canada who are blind or have impaired vision.

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