Front Porch: Bring items to send to troops in Afghanistan

Support our troops

Arlington American Legion Post 76 will collect non-perishable food/snack items and personal items for our troops in Afghanistan 0n March 8.

Items can be dropped between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Legion Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave.

Items requested include disposable razors, travel size shampoos, mouthwash, toothbrushes, floss. Chips, cookies, cup of noodles, pop tarts, sardines, crackers, instant oatmeal, gum, etc.

Please, no chocolate as it will melt.

Country dance: The Lake Stevens Relay for Life is holding its first community fundraiser for the year.

This first event, dubbed “Givin’ Cancer the Boot,” will be a country and western dance, with line dance lessons and prizes given out for costumes and food and refreshments provided.

The dance will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Stevens Boys and Girls Club, 1609 E. Lakeshore Drive.

Tickets are $5 per person, $15 per family.

All ages are welcome. Teams will also be able to sign up at the dance for the relay, which will take place May 31-June 1 this year.

The Lake Stevens relay hopes to raise $85,000 this year for cancer research.

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