I love living and working here in Lake Stevens and I feel blessed to be a part of a community that comes together for the good of others.
Over the last few weeks I have been honored to witness the thousands of dollars in donations that have come to the Vern Foster family, a family who has served and worked in our little town for decades.
Their family has stepped up so often to help others and it was emotional to see others step up and do the same when they needed a little extra help.
Over the past year we have lost others who were always willing to give and go that extra mile. Lynn Walty and Jim Mitchell come to mind, but there have been others as well.
As we say good-bye to these wonderful folks I would love to see others pop up and take their places among those “big names” in Lake Stevens.
I realize that we can’t all give so much of our time and talents as many of those we have lost have but there is always something we can do to help out.
Aquafest is just around the corner, as well as Ironman and there is always a need for volunteers at these events.
Schools need extra help and churches too. There are always hungry mouths to feed and we can donate to Li’l Hungry Hearts Backpack program or to the Lake Stevens Food Bank both of which are always looking for non-perishable food items.
While many of us don’t have the extra monetary funds I am sure we all have a little spare time to give to someone or some organization that needs our help.
The local service clubs are always looking for new members who can lend a helping hand. One of the best things about service clubs are the lifelong friends you make while serving alongside each other.
I know that most of you love this town as much as I do and as much as the many men and women we have lost over the past few years. My hope is that some of you – or all of you – will feel impressed to follow their examples and give more to the community you live in and love!