"Run Rudolph Run" 5K Run/Walk in Downtown Edmonds

  • Tuesday, December 2, 2008 10:36pm

Catch the holiday spirit at the fourth annual Edmonds Christmas “Run Rudolph Run” 5K Run/Walk.

Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in this annual event benefiting Old Dog Haven in Arlington, Wash.

The event starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 13 at 6th Ave. N. and Bell St. in downtown Edmonds.

On-site registration opens at 7 a.m., and costs $20 without a shirt, or $30 with a shirt.

To pre-register or for more information, contact (425) 774-0637 or frank@runninginmotion.com.

The Edmonds Fire Department hosted its annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony in late November, recognizing the department’s Employee of the Year, officers, career firefighters, staff, citizens, and volunteer firefighters.

Fire Chief Thomas J. Tomberg presented Acting Fire Marshal Michael J. Smith with the Chief’s Medal. For the third time since 2001, Smith has stepped-up to serve as Fire Marshal while incumbent John Westfall was on leave, twice due to recall to military duty. During Westfall’s absences, Smith has staffed the office with temporary help and kept the Fire Prevention Division running smoothly and efficiently.

Loren R. Angiono was named the 2008 Fire Department Employee of the Year. Although Angiono recently left city employment, he worked as the Fire Department’s exceptional fire-apparatus mechanic for over 13 years.

The Matt Engles Award, which names the Fire Volunteer of the Year, went to Kevin Martin. Firefighter Brett Kuhn was awarded the Monte Edmonds Award of Honor, bestowed upon him by the Volunteer Firefighters for his dedicated and inspirational service as the trainer and coordinator of the Volunteer Program.

A memorial tribute was paid to Betty Running, a former Edmonds Fire Safety Foundation member, who hosted the first few years of the annual garage sale and served as the foundation’s Public Information Officer.

In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for someone you love, something you wish for, or in remembrance of a loved one.

A living fir tree is strung with lights and placed at the entrance of the Frances Anderson Center. Donate $5 per light and your name will be posted on the main floor bulletin board of the Frances Anderson Center. Names will be posted on the bulletin board the first week of December.

Each light you light is a donation to the City of Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund that enables Edmonds’ children to participate in Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services programs who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity.

The living fir tree will remain lit until January 2, 2009. After the holidays, this tree will be planted in the interior of Yost Park.

Have something neat? Show us. E-mail edmonds@heraldnet.com, or send mail to 4303 198th St. SW, Lynnwood 98036.

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