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  • Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:01pm
  • LifeNews

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteer help Friday

SMOKEY POINT – The new Habitat for Human store here is looking for volunteers to help Friday.

The store needs about five volunteers to install shelves, starting at 9 a.m.

Lunch and water will be provided.

Please email Katie Rickel at or call/text message her at 425-405-7156 if interested. Please give your full name, email and phone number in your response.

Strawberry Festival pageant March 2

MARYSVILLE – The April Friesner Memorial Royalty Scholarship Pageant will take place March 2 at 7 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

The nine candidates for the Marysville Strawberry Festival royal court will give speeches and perform a talent, along with answering an impromptu question.

Because the Maryfest board of directors is looking into the future and the theme for festival this year is “#marysvillewa” the speech topic for the candidates is, “What do they see in the future?”

The candidates competing are:

•From Marysville Getchell High School: seniors Chloe Braaten, Emma Burkett, Alexandria Gehrman and Jael Hudon, along with juniors Sequoia Alpine, Alexa Mendoza and Cassie Snyder.

•From Marysville-Pilchuck: seniors Brionna Olson and Natalia Zieroth.

The junior royalty is made up of two sixth-graders from Tenth Street Middle School – Emma Abele and Karis Lewis. They will receive their crowns at the pageant, along with the winners of the senior royalty competition.

Treat Your Self Women’s Expo Feb. 23

MARYSVILLE – A variety of local vendors will pamper and indulge attendees at the Treat Your Self Women’s Expo.

The event runs from at the Marysville Opera House Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The first 100 attendees to the free event will receive swag bags. Door prizes will be awarded.

YMCA campaign under way

MARYSVILLE – The YMCA of Snohomish County has launched its annual community support campaign to ensure that everyone in Snohomish County has access to programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

“The YMCA Annual Campaign goes where membership fees don’t,” said Craig Connell, campaign chairman. As a leading nonprofit organization in Snohomish County, the YMCA provided $3.7 million in direct financial assistance to 10,645 people in 2018. The Y also provided $1.57 million in program subsidy ensuring many critical youth, teen, and preventive wellness programs are provided at no cost. Programs benefitting from subsidy include the Safety Around Water youth drowning-prevention program, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivors programs, and year-round adaptive programs.

The combined 2019 campaign goal of $1,633,568. Donate at

Chamber luncheon March 14

MARYSVILLE – The quarterly Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will take place at 11:30 March 14 at the Opera House.

Guest speaker Dean Van Dyke will talk about, “Lead Generation Techniques; and how to start implementing them today.”

Cost is $5 if registered online by noon March 8; $10 after that or at the door. Price includes lunch.

10 finalists set for Future Chef Competition

MARYSVILLE – The 10 finalists for the 2019 Future Chef Competition have been chosen.

The elementary school students will compete March 21 from 2-6 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Finalists are: Zane Z., Cascade, quesarito; Israel A., Cascade, Mexican pork; Jenna M., Kellogg Marsh, tortilla soup; Jayden N., Cascade, fajitas; Kalina P., Pinewood, pineapple poblano beef tacos; Joshua E., Grove, pollo asada torta; Cale B., Liberty, Southwest salad w/ creamy cilantro-lime dressing; Lillie H., Sunnyside, baked chicken chimichangas; Pierce B., Kellogg Marsh, Baja fish tacos w/ cilantro-lime slaw; and Cash H., Sunnyside, nacho fries.

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