Edmonds Lions Club donated $5,482.42 on Jan. 21 to the Edmonds Food Bank, Executive Director Casey Davis said. Proceeds come from a raffle of gift certificates donated by local merchants and restaurants.
Donors included All Seasons Charter, Arnies, Bar Dojo, Girardis, Anthony’s, 190 Sunset, Barkadas, Cafe de Paris, QFC, Casa Oaxaca, Gravity Bar, Las Brisas, Portofino’s, Romeos, Salt & Iron, Safeway, Rusty Pelican, The Loft, Walnut Street Coffee, Chopsticks, Cheesemonger, Ganache, Mel & Mia’s, Noodle Hut, The Hook, Waterfront Coffee, Pancake Haus, Garlic Jim’s, Hamburger Harry’s, Fat Pig BBQ and Cafe Louvre.
Raffle tickets will be sold this summer. For more information: www.edmondslions.org.
Coming of Age
About a dozen students were honored at a Coming of Age Day ceremony at Everett Community College.
Coming of Age Day is a national holiday in Japan for 20-year-olds as a welcome to adulthood.
About 50 people attended the campus event, which had Japanese snacks, raffle prizes and a kimono demonstration. Some of the students who received Coming of Age certificates shared their aspirations.
Other international students were invited to join the campus ceremony.
“Everybody was welcome,” said Miki Aspree, Nippon Business Institute & Japanese Programs center director. “The main thing is for people to enjoy the day and experience it.”
Souper Bowl Challenge
The 39 students in grades K-8 at Forest Park Adventist Christian School took the Souper Bowl Challenge this week. To celebrate the Super Bowl, they collected cans and containers of soup to see which class could donate the most soup by weight, with the winning class earning a pizza party next week. They collected 412 pounds of soup, which will be donated to the local food pantry. Students also wore red to support women’s heart health.
Mukilteo School District staff members win Lighthouse Awards
Jen Caione, a Title I teacher at Horizon Elementary, and Jama Wahl, an administrative assistant at the district office, were selected as the two winners of the first semester Lighthouse Award. Considered the highest honor that can be bestowed on a school district employee, the awards were presented during the school board meeting.
Also nominated for the award were: Tina Beattie, behavioral paraeducator at Lake Stickney Elementary; Kim Brown, dean of students at Kamiak High School; Emina Cano, custodian at Horizon; Cathy Diehl, custodian at Columbia Elementary; Caitlan Hinkley, paraeducator at Endeavour Elementary; Myra McPherson, physical therapist at Columbia; Alice Park, paraeducator at Endeavour; Myola Shanholtzer, CTE teacher at Kamiak; Debra Sokol, Bridges II paraeducator at Challenger Elementary; Sarah Spada, kindergarten teacher at Endeavour; and Jeff True, maintenance at the district’s support services center.