Volunteers, donors make event great

It’s always inspiring to see people and businesses give back to their community, and we seem to be especially blessed at Sherwood: So many volunteers and donors come together during the year to help support our services for kids and adults with disabilities.

But our recent Dinner in the Field was exceptional because of Ronda Newitt-Larson, Dave Swaboda and others who stepped in to prepare the food for more than 100 guests when the chef had a family emergency (July 28 article, “Dinner is served, with help of many”). The event could easily have been canceled, or turned out very differently than planned. Instead, it went off seamlessly, with a beautiful and delicious meal.

So many others contributed to the event’s success, too — the Moonlight Swing Orchestra, Snohomish Bakery, Swans Trail Farms and Bailey’s U-Pick, Scuttlebutt, several Sherwood employees, Simply Sweet Cupcakes, and many more. I wish we could thank each and every person who contributed that night. It will have to suffice to say that Snohomish County is a great place, full of generous individuals and businesses. Together they raised more than $10,000 for services that benefit kids with developmental delays and disabilities, and adults with disabilities who want to work and become more self-sufficient.

Michelle Fogus

Executive Director

Sherwood Community Services

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