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                                Girl Scout troop 44528 installed a free little library last week in Pilchuck Park in Snohomish.

Wendy Poischbeg / City of Snohomish Girl Scout troop 44528 installed a free little library last week in Pilchuck Park in Snohomish.

Girl Scouts bring free books to Snohomish park

There’s now a little library in Pilchuck Park, at 169 Cypress Ave., Snohomish. Girl Scout troop 44528 installed the cabinet filled with free books last week. It was part of their final project to earn the Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout junior can achieve. They spent more than 20 hours on the project.

Members of the troop are Brooklynn Schultz, Natalie Snowden, Shelby Gilbert, Grace Hamilton, Madi Jamerson and Hailey Hinton.

“We chose to make the library for our Bronze Award because we thought the community would enjoy having access to free books,” Hinton said.

The girls placed the library near the park’s playground and will continue to stock it. They also hope those who take a book leave another, for others to enjoy.

Church cleaned Everett streets

On May 19, more than 50 members of the World Mission Society Church of God gathered to clean the streets of Everett. You might have seen them in their yellow vests cleaning the Cascade View neighborhood by Everett Mall.

Together, they gathered 45 bags of trash from various streets including Everett Mall Way, Evergreen Way and Holly Drive. This was part of a global effort made by the church, which has carried out over 5,500 environmental campaigns in 120 counties.

Kiwanis Club of Snohomish Honors School District Students of the Quarter

The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish would like to congratulate the Snohomish School District Students of the Quarter. These students were recognized for their accomplishments by their teachers and staff at a recent breakfast at the District’s Resource Service Center.

The following students were honored: Centennial Middle School seventh grade Mary Clarke and eighth grade Katie Thorp; Valley View Middle School seventh grade John Allison and eighth grade Natalie Gaedcke; AIM High School a.m. session Emily Hoerner and p.m. session Hilary Anderson; Glacier Peak High School ninth grade Angelina Rengach, 10th grade Lauren Peltier; 11th grade Christian Flores and12th grade Jomary Olympio; Snohomish High School ninth grade Stella Punteney; 10th grade Chloe Silver; 11th grade Conner Watt and 12th grade Katie Grant.

High school seniors skilled trade signing day

Lifetime Heating and Air Conditioning awarded two Snohomish graduating seniors, Chance Anderson and Rodney Duran, with a $2,500 scholarship to pursue a career in the trades.

In a celebration similar to “National Signing Day” events for high school student athletes, the students were recognized May 30 by their school administrators, teachers, city of Snohomish Mayor John Kartak, family and friends for making the decision to pursue a career in the skilled trades.

This was the first event of its kind in the region to applaud high school seniors who are entering a career in residential wiring, building trades and renovations, HVAC or plumbing.

“We are thrilled to partner with Lifetime Heating and Air Conditioning on this first-ever scholarship program saluting high school seniors excited to start their career in the skilled trades” Debora Koenig, director of Career and Technical Education for Snohomish School District, said in a news release.

Gensco, a regional wholesale distributor and manufacturer of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, donated a Malco HVAC Starter Kit for each scholarship recipient.

“We are committed to strengthening the skilled workforce in our market,” Dwight Miller, co-owner of Lifetime Heating and Air Conditioning, said in the release. “By empowering the next generation of workers to enter the trades, we can help close the skills gap, while presenting robust career opportunities for young workers who enjoy challenging work that offers stability and long-term benefits.”

Volunteers recognized

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Snohomish County, sponsored by Catholic Community Services, held its annual volunteer recognition luncheon May 22 at Legion Memorial golf course clubhouse in Everett. The program matches people aged 55 and older with volunteer opportunities throughout the County.

Three volunteers were presented with the president’s “Call to Service” lifetime service award, given to those with more than 4,000 hours of lifetime volunteer service. The recipients were Robert Turcott of Edmonds, who volunteers with the Multiple Sclerosis Helping Hands Donor Closet, Robert Rise of Marysville, who volunteers with the Marysville Police Department volunteer patrol and Lenora Bruce of Marysville, who volunteers with St. Joseph’s House.

To learn more about ways to volunteer in Snohomish County, call Paulette or John at 425-257-2111.

Know someone who deserves to be recognized? Email newtips@heraldnet.com or call 425-339-3428. Please include first and last names and photos with captions.

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