Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:52am

Water district inks supply contract

The Alderwood Water &Wastewater District recently signed a contract with the city of Everett ensuring its water supply to the south county for the next 50 years, according to a news release.

The district provides water and sewer service to approximately half the homes in Mill Creek and the surrounding area.

As the supplier of water to more than 38,000 direct customers and wholesale provider to the cities of Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and the Clearview Water Supply Agency, the contract for this supply is paramount to the south county, officials said.

According to district general manager Arden Blackledge, “This contract replaces a contract that had been in place since 1960 and establishes the surety of supply and a stable rate structure for the next 50 years.”

Fire District offers free CPR class

Snohomish County Fire District 7 is having a free CPR class from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, April 4 at district headquarters, 8010 180th St. SE, in Clearview.

A CPR certification is given at the end of the class for all those who successfully complete the training.

To sign up call 425-486-1217.

Benefit bake sale for Rescue Pup

Rescue Pup, a Mill Creek-based non-profit organization that finds homes for stray sick and injured dogs, is having a bake sale today and tomorrow, April 1-2, to help pay veterinary expenses for a puppy it recently treated for parvo.

The organization regularly needs donations to cover veterinary expenses.

Donations can be made at Pet Pleasers, a non-profit pet supply store the organization operates. Pet Pleasers is located at the corner of 9th Avenue SE and 164th Street SE. This weekend’s bake sale will also take place at Pet Pleasers.

In addition to donations, the organization also needs volunteers to serve as foster homes for dogs it receives.

For more information, call 425-742-6072.

City Earth Day event upcoming

The city of Mill Creek will have its first Earth Day celebration at 9 a.m. April 23 at City Hall.

Event volunteers will re-plant flowers at various locations around town, clear brush and tree limbs at Cougar Park and pick up trash in Town Center. Trash bags and flowers will be provided, but volunteers are asked to bring garden tools and gloves for brush and tree limb projects. The event will conclude with a free barbecue for volunteers at noon at City Hall.

For more information, call Marci Chew at 425-921-5709.

DARE chocolate shield fund raiser

Mill Creek police are selling police department chocolate shields for $1 to benefit the DARE program.

The shields were made from a mold that was designed with the Mill Creek water wheel and the words “Mill Creek Police.” The shields can be purchased at the police department’s service counter inside City Hall, 15728 Main St.

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