Huckleberry bush saved by worker

Jim Britt of Everett knew Tuesday was the day to make his stand.

He and his son, Danny, 8, like to pick huckleberries for baking from a special plant in a nearby vacant lot. But a housing project is planned on the property and bulldozers were busy reshaping the land.

After Danny got on the school bus, Britt took a chance, walked to the lot, and asked a heavy equipment operator if he could save the huckleberry plant. Not only was the worker gracious, he was accommodating.

The huckleberry plant was dug from the earth with a huge shovel and gently placed in the bed of Britt’s old pickup truck.

Britt is suffering from a bad back and has a new hip. If the plant hadn’t been lifted into his truck, Britt couldn’t have gotten it home.

If all goes well with the transplant, there will be more huckleberry cobbler and pie at the Britt place next year.

Mukilteo Library wants teen help

Mukilteo teenagers have a chance to help plan the programs and services they want to see at the Mukilteo Library.

Free pizza and discussion is set for 7 tonight at the library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Call 425-4963-8202 for more information.

Vendors needed for Snohomish bazaar

The Snohomish Senior Center is looking for craft vendors for its fundraising bazaar set for Nov. 10 and 11 at the Snohomish Masonic Hall.

To reserve a table or get more information, call 360-568-0934.

Senior advocates needed in county

Adults living in nursing homes, assisted-­living facilities and adult family homes throughout Snohomish County are in need of community help.

More than 2,500 residents of these facilities lack a volunteer ombudsman, someone who serves as an advocate, educator, ­investigator and ­problem-solver for them.

Volunteers receive four days of training and are asked to volunteer four hours a week. The next training session is set for Oct. 8, 9, 15 and 16. For more information, call 425-388-7393 or e-mail at the Snohomish County Human Services office.

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