Around Town

  • <br>Enterprise staff
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:05pm

Community Association wants its sign back

Vandals struck the Mill Creek Community Association last week, stealing the Friendship Garden sign on Village Green Drive.

The garden was created by the Mill Creek Garden Club in the early 1990s and has since been maintained by a number of volunteers in the community.

“That is just pathetically awful,” Mill Creek Mayor Donna Michelson wrote in an e-mail to the Enterprise. “I certainly hope someone comes to their senses and returns this special keepsake sign.”

The incident is under investigation, but community association officials are hoping whoever stole the sign will return it to the main office so it can be repaired and replaced.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 425-745-6175.

Senior center to host social, resource fair

Join other seniors for refreshments and conversation at the Mill Creek Senior Center’s Social and Resource Fair.

The event will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. today at the Senior Office in the Snohomish County’s Washington State University Extension at McCollum Park. Community members are encouraged to attend and learn about offerings at the Mill Creek Senior Center. Information will be provided about the center’s different activities including fitness, computer and support classes as well as day trips.

A presentation also will be given on the effort to build a senior center in Mill Creek. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 425 357-6002.

Senior center

seeks fundraisers

The Mill Creek Senior Center Foundation is looking for volunteers with experience in fundraising. The foundation was established to support construction of a senior center. Residents of the Mill Creek Community Association voted in June to allow the foundation to build a facility near the country club.

The foundation now is seeking assistance with fundraising efforts. For more information or to volunteer, call John Hudgins at 425-742-9125.

Mayor hosts document destruction day

Mill Creek Mayor Donna Michelson and Shred-It, a document disposal service, are having the second annual Document Destruction Day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at City Hall.

Identity theft protection agencies recommend destroying any bank statements and ATM receipts that have been around for more than four years, expired insurance policies, cancelled checks and other personal information that you don’t need for tax or insurance purposes.

Bring any personal documents you wish to destroy and they will get shredded on site free. Residents from surrounding communities also are invited to participate in the event.

Library hosts evening with adventurer, author

Helen Thayer will discuss her book, “Walking the Gobi,” and share her adventures with community members on Oct. 11 at the Mill Creek Library.

At the age of 63, Thayer fulfilled her lifelong dream of crossing Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Accompanied by her 74-year-old husband Bill and two camels, Thayer walked 1,600 miles in 126-degree temperatures, battling fierce sandstorms, dehydration, dangerous drug smugglers and ubiquitous scorpions.

“Walking the Gobi,” a chronicle of Thayer’s journey, takes readers on a trip through a little-known landscape and introduces them to the culture of the nomadic people whose ancestors have eked out an existence in the Gobi for thousands of years.

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