Campers lend a hand in Everett

Kids from the Pacific Northwest Scholarship Camp spent the afternoon Aug. 5 dusting, scrubbing and sweeping at the Salvation Army in Everett.

Each summer, the campers, high school students from local schools, look for nonprofits in the area that could use some help.

A group of about 35 worked at the Salvation Army that day, said Jerry Gadek, a spokesman for the organization. The kids also tidied up the food bank’s warehouse, floor to ceiling, in just under two hours.


Sheriff plays chef at benefit dinner

Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick made a guest appearance last month at the Puget Sound Labor Agency’s annual turkey fry dinner.

The money raised benefits Operation Shortfall, an emergency assistance program run by the agency to help families in need.

Lovick has participated in the event for years, serving authentic Cajun fried turkey.

Volunteers who helped organize the event include: Toni Bohan (SEIU 925), Mark Moshay (SPEEA), Janine Dibble (Teamsters 38), Bob James (NALC), Doug Scott (Laborers 292), Mike Adams (ETBA), Allyn Triezenberg (SCCLC), Shelly Johnson (SCCG) and Jackie Boschok (IAM 751).

Local sponsors include: IBEW 191, AWPPW, Teamsters 38, Carpenters 562, IAM 751, SPEEA, Laborers 292 and the Snohomish County Labor Council.

Women’s group elects officers

The Greater Everett Business and Professional Women has appointed new officers for 2010-11.

Suzanne Leigh will be the new president. She is an educational supervisor at Usborne Books.

Joyce Robins will serve as vice president. She is a student at Everett Community College.

Marilyn Nalbach will be the new secretary. She is retired.

Terry Ray will serve as treasurer. She is the owner of Freetrac LLC and a forensic finance analyst.

The group, which aims to promote equality for working women, plans to hold several events throughout the year to raise awareness about issues affecting professional women and to provide networking opportunities and career development programs.

The group meets the fourth Monday of every month, 6 to 8 p.m. at Denny’s, 232 128th St. SE, Everett.

For more, call Marilyn Nalbach at 425-388-9960 or Suzanne Leigh at 425-218-1916.

Edmonds volunteer firefighter honored

Mark Waldal was honored for his 25 years of service as a volunteer firefighter during a retirement ceremony last month.

An Edmonds-area native, Waldal served with the Snohomish County Fire District 1 for a quarter of a century, district spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said. During that time he helped in countless community events, open houses and parades.

A retirement ceremony for Waldal was held in July at the Lake Serene Fire Station.

National Night Out declared a success

Lynnwood police and fire departments along with city staff toured 27 different events hosted by different communities Aug. 3 as part of the National Night Out Against Crime.

People in Lynnwood joined thousands of other communities across the country to promote safe neighborhoods.

“They turned their porch lights on, locked their doors and went out to meet their neighbors, all in the name of crime prevention,” Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said.

City officials want to thank the agencies that supported the event: the Family Support Center of South Snohomish County, Sno-Isle Libraries and the event’s national sponsor, Target.

They also want to thank the businesses in Lynnwood that donated prizes and for supporting the event: Target, Shari’s Restaurant and 7-Eleven.

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