For every one of the two trillion dollars spent during the three-plus years of the Iraqi war, a hundred questions have been asked and a thousand answers given.
While the skies might have turned slightly gray and rainy over the Arlington Municipal Airport by the next day, the first day of this year’s Arlington Fly-In treated thousands of children to aviation-themed fun in the hot summer sun. The traditional opening day Wednesday “Kids Day” on July 6 drew even more attendees than Arlington Fly-In Executive Director Barbara Tolbert could keep track of exactly.
The graduating class of Arlington High School earned $1.3 million in scholarships, said AHS principal Kurt Criscione during his humorous and tearful address to the graduating Class of 2009.
The Tulalip Tribes hit a new high-water mark by “raising their hands” to 300 community and non-profit groups to the tune of a record-setting $5.48 million this year. The 18th annual “Raising Hands Celebration of Community” recognition dinner, in the Orca Ballroom of the Tulalip Resort on Sept. 24, dispensed funds to organizations both locally and throughout the state, as Tulalip Tribal Board Chair Mel Sheldon Jr. credited those in attendance with benefiting not only the Tribes, but also the broader communities beyond.
The $4,000 raised by this year’s “Coaches vs. Cancer” boys basketball game at Arlington High School on Friday, Jan. 18, was just the start of the evening’s long-term charitable accomplishments.
The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Association’s 101st annual “Pioneer Picnic” on Sunday, Aug. 18, recapped the city of Arlington’s past year while offering promises of what its citizens could look forward to in the year that lies ahead.
More than 50 contestants from across the state and even Canada turned out for the Snohomish County All American Girl preliminary pageant Feb. 27, more than doubling the pageant’s usual preliminary turnout numbers.