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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:52am

Fire foundation garage sale set

For the past four years on a Friday and Saturday in July, the Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation has a garage sale to raise money to help the Edmonds Fire Department.

“This event has grown and grown, it is a great way to meet our neighbors, see the 1938 Ford Engine and raise much-needed funds for our Fire Department,” foundation official Gail Welfringer said.

This year’s sale will be Friday, July 22-23 by foundation member Joy Cain and her family at their residence, 520 Forsyth Lane, Edmonds.

The foundation was established in 1996 and helps to raise money and awareness for the department. Although the sale organizers are selective, call Joy Cain at 425-776-1596 with potential sale donations.

Build a boat at Rotary festival

An unusual feature of the 2005 Edmonds Rotary Waterfront Festival, June 3-5, at the Port of Edmonds, is the chance for families or groups to actually build a boat.

Supervised by officials from the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, builders will be able to put together a 10-foot wooden sail boat ready to sail.

The boats can carry two people and by the end of the weekend, they can be launched and ready to go or take home.

Cost for the project is $1,100 for Center for Wooden Boats members and $1,350 for non-members. The center will provide all the needed materials and special instructions from a professional boatwright.

Attendees at the waterfront festival will see the boats materialize.

For more information, call 425-697-6003. The waterfront festival’s web site is and the Center for Wooden Boats is There are three boat building positions left.

South District

Court gets award

Snohomish County South District Court Probation will be receiving an award at the Misdemeanant Corrections Association Annual Conference, May 2-4 in Chelan.

The award is being presented in recognition of the court’s Law Day Program at the South Division.

Each year, fifth-grade students from the Edmonds School District are invited to come to the court and experience the criminal justice system. The South Division averages 700 students each year who will take part in programs that include K-9 units, Law Day Jeopardy and a mock trial. This is the 19th annual Law Day. This program is organized by the staff and volunteers from the criminal justice system. Law Day was established by President Eisenhower in 1958 and by Congressional Resolution in 1961 as a way for citizens to celebrate the American judicial system. Law Day 2005 is scheduled for Friday, May 13, 20520 68th Ave W, Lynnwood and is open to the public.


to grace calendar

On Monday, May 2, a dozen women business owners in Edmonds will get together to launch a community project to support Trinity Place, a new housing facility sponsored by YWCA for women victims of domestic violence.

The women are putting together a calendar, of themselves, titled “Hot Women of Edmonds.”

“It is like the Hollywood story, if you can’t put your success to work for the good of the community, what good is it really?” said spokeswoman and Edmonds business owner Gail Welfringer. “Our hope is that from this, we can launch other projects to help support the women in training and development.”

The calendar is scheduled to be published and on sale by mid-summer and all of the proceeds will be donated to YWCA to help support Trinity Place.

Clothes for Kids needs funds

During the 2003-04 school year, Clothes for Kids filled 2,200 complete wardrobes of clothing to South Snohomish County school children in need, Snohomish County Head start enrollees and their preschool siblings, according to a press release. It anticipates filling 2,300 wardrobes during the 2004-05 school term.

According to the press release, a monetary donation of $200 would clothe one child with two complete wardrobes of new/like new clothing for one year. A $100 donation would pay for one seasonal wardrobe and $30 would purchase new underwear and socks for three children as apart of one wardrobe, officials there said.

Gifts payable to Clothes for Kids 16725 52nd Ave. W. in Lynnwood For more information call 425-670-7285 ext. 4 or go to

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