Front Porch: Donations sought for Marysville food bank, toy store

Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store volunteers are urging community members to help neighbors in need by donating food and unused toys – just look for the familiar red giving barrels at more than 60 participating locations where you shop or do business.

Donations such as turkeys and hams, new toys, new books, stocking stuffers, cash gift cards, candy or wrapping materials can be dropped off at the Marysville Community Food Bank, 4150 88th St. NE, from 8 noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Donations are also accepted on Tuesdays from 2 p.m to 7 p.m.

Unwrapped gifts for newborns to 17 years old may be brought to any Tree of Giving. Trees are located at K-mart, 9623 State Ave., Home Street Bank, 1238 State Ave., E &E Lumber, 1364 State Ave., Marysville Parks and Recreation, 6915 Armar Road, and Marysville Police, 1635 Grove St.

The food bank also needs volunteers, for more information, call 360-658-1054.

Boeing tour: The Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour offers free admission Nov. 11 to U.S. and Canadian military veterans, including retired and active duty military (in uniform or with military ID. Boeing tours offered on a space available basis and cannot be reserved. The center is at 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. More info: 425-438-8100,

Museum: The Flying Heritage Collection offers free admission to veterans and current active duty members on Nov. 11. The museum is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at 3407 109th St. SW, Everett. More info: 877-342-3404,

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