As mentioned in Wednesday’s FYI column, we were looking for Tonia Hays.

A reader gave us a poster of snapshots showing a girl doing pirouettes on a back porch. The montage, dated June 12, 1989, was found on a roadside in Mukilteo.

Wednesday afternoon, Heidi Walters, 34, of Everett cleared up the mystery. Walters’ sister, now Tonia Hays Wong of Bothell, made the poster of Walters in 1989, probably for a school project. Their parents are moving from their Marysville home and distributed mementos to their daughters. Walters got the ballet pictures.

Unfortunately, after she showed the poster to a neighbor, she put it on top of her car while she played with her children, and drove off.

Walters wants to thank Kelvin Barton of Everett, the man who brought the pictures to The Herald.

Help pick art for holiday cards

From 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, people are invited to stop by the Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St. in Everett, to participate in holiday art judging.

Take a few minutes to look over entries from schoolchildren. Their work will be used for holiday greeting cards.

Clean up Saturday in Snohomish

The Snohomish Chamber of Commerce sponsors “Spring Cleanup in Snohomish” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Bring rakes and shovels to the Snohomish Boys &Girls Club, where you will receive a cleanup assignment.

Learn the politics of water, drought

Snohomish County Peace Action offers a program by Amy Souers of the Association of American Rivers, “The Politics of Water,” at 7 tonight at Edmonds Christian Church, 23010 84th Ave. W. in Edmonds.

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If you have an item for FYI, call Kristi O’Harran at 425-339-3451. If you have a news tip or an idea for a local story, call the city desk at 425-339-3428, or e-mail newshound@

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