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Mukilteo resident earns Eagle Scout

Mukilteo resident Quentin Davis, 15, will be formally presented with his Eagle Scout award at 7 p.m. today at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 11001 Harbour Point Blvd. in Mukilteo.

Davis is a freshman at Kamiak High School. His Eagle Scout service project involved leading his troop members in welding 10 portable fire pits from recycled materials for Cascade Park in Arlington. He officially earned his Eagle Scout on Aug. 20.

Quentin started his Scouting experience in Mukilteo Troop 7 as a Cub Scout at age 8.

His parents are Richard and Yumi Davis of Mukilteo.

Everett resident wins a tractor

Everett resident Adam Wirth recently won a Mahindra 4035 four-wheel-drive tractor in the Mahindra USA Racing Tractor Giveaway event.

The tractor is customized to look like the Mahindra-sponsored Chevrolet that raced in the 2009 NASCAR nationwide series.

Wirth received his prize on Dec. 10 at Boulder Equipment in Olympia.

Mahindra received over 5,000 entries into the sweepstakes over the 2009 NASCAR season.

Index residents hold peace walk

Index community members braved the rain on New Year’s Day to fulfill resident Caroll Cochran’s Dec. 16 birthday wish of a peace walk through the town of Index.

“I think this is a great way to start the New Year with a message for President Obama that we want peace and no more war,” Cochran said. “It’s amazing to me that I can mention an idea and so many people just jumped up and stepped forward to see it through.”

Volunteers Bill and Sue Cross, David Heckman, Etta Hunter, and Dana Starfire helped to organize the event. A total of 37 people participated in the walk.

Zonta Club honors member with annual award

The Zonta Club of Everett honored club member Joan Thomasson of Mukilteo as its 2009 Founder’s Day recipient on Dec. 17. The annual award is presented to a current or former member in recognition of service to Zonta and the community.

Thomasson was recognized for her 18 years of service to Zonta as well as her years of volunteer service to many community organizations.

She is the operations and maintenance manager for Woodinville Water District and serves as a commissioner for Mukilteo Water and Waste Water District.

Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy.

More information about the Zonta Club of Everett can be found at www. or by calling 425-348-3501.


Boeing employees donate to seniors

Boeing employees donated $50 gift cards to 200 seniors through Senior Services of Snohomish County during the holiday season.

Senior Services of Snohomish County has participated with Boeing Employees for the past five years and work with Senior Services to deliver the gift cards to seniors in need.

Verizon Foundation awards grant to YMCA program

The YMCA of Snohomish County received a $23,000 grant from Verizon Foundation in support of its Minority Achiever’s Program.

The MAP program aims to motivate and support low-income minority students and students of immigrant families in their efforts toward achieving higher education and career goals through educational success, parental support and involvement, career exploration, scholarship opportunities, building community relationships, and adult and youth mentoring relationships.

Of the grant, $17,000 will be used to continue the development and expansion of MAP at Explorer Middle School. The after school program was established during the 2008-09 school year with funding support from the Verizon Foundation and has enrolled more than 60 students.

The remaining $6,000 of the Verizon Foundation funding will be used to pilot a six-week Minority Achievers Summer Safe Soccer Program.

Casino Rotary gives to Boys &Girls Club

The Casino Road branch of the Snohomish County Boys &Girls Club recently received $5,000 from the South Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club.

The local Rotary club is a long time supporter of the Casino Road facility providing funding to remodel its kitchen and purchasing meals for the children in the club.

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