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  • Alexis Bacharach<br>Enterprise editor
  • Monday, March 3, 2008 12:59pm

Lovicks to host remembrance of emancipation

State Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, and his wife, Karen, will host a fish fry event at their home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. The purpose of the event is to commemorate “Juneteenth” as a day of remembrance.

Juneteenth is the celebration of the emancipation of the slaves on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. This year the Washington state legislature passed the Juneteenth House Bill (HB 1870) to recognize Juneteenth as a day of remembrance. State Rep. Jamie Pedersen of the 43rd legislative district, who sponsored the Juneteenth legislative bill, will be the guest speaker at the event.

Juneteenth also a day to celebrate the achievements of African American individuals and promote education. Lovick will discuss at the event the important role education has in crime prevention in the community.

For more details about the event or to RSVP contact Lovick at 425- 316-8586 or

City to host annual basketball tournament

For the second year, the Mill Creek Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a 3-3 basketball tournament. The contest is scheduled for July 7, during the Mill Creek Festival.

There are four divisions in the tournament: men’s open; men’s 35 and over; women’s open; and youth divisions for fifth- and sixth-graders, seventh- and eighth-graders, and ninth- through 12th-graders.

This year’s tournament, sponsored by the Donaldson Clinic, also will feature a Hot Shot competition for prizes to be handed out by a Seattle Sonic or Storm player.

Registrations must be submitted by June 22 in order to reserve a spot. Fees are $100 for adult teams and $80 for youth.

For more information, contact Ron Sarrys at 425-921-5779 or e-mail

Girl Scouts council looking for nominees

Girl Scouts — Totem Council, the regional Girl Scouts organization, is accepting nominations for its annual award.

The Girl Scouts 2007 Woman of Distinction Award recognizes a woman in the community who contributes as a leader, thinker and responsible citizen.

Nominees will be selected based on contributions to their field of expertise and the degree to which they are recognized and valued by their peers and community. They should also exemplify the values of the Girl Scouts in their personal and professional lives.

To qualify, a nominee must be a former Girl Scout or current adult member of Girl Scouts of the USA, and reside in Clallam, Island, Jefferson, King, North Mason, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish or Whatcom counties.

Nominations can be submitted at The deadline is Aug. 15.

The award recipient will be announced at the Girl Scouts — Totem Council’s Leadership Luncheon on Nov. 1 at the Washington State Convention Center.

Adopt a cat at Merrill Gardens

Looking for a furry companion? Then head to the Senior Cats for Senior Folks cat-adoption event at Merrill Gardens in Mill Creek.

The adoption event is from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, June 24, at Merrill Gardens, 14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy.

Senior cats can make great pets for seniors, so be sure to visit with Purrfect Pals volunteers to find the right cat for you.

Purrfect Pals is the world’s largest cat-only adoption organization and cat sanctuary.

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