May 23, 2012
Thanks to the valley
I just want to comment on how lucky we are to live in such a tight community. I have lived in several cities and neighborhoods in the Puget Sound region and have never experienced the level of friendliness and support that I have seen here.
Our community has been through its challenges over the past few months as described in last week’s SnoValley Star. I know I was feeling a bit down May 5 when my family arrived at Centennial Field for Mary Miller’s heart photo. When we got there, the group was in a celebratory mood, just happy to be together in such a beautiful place. It really was a magical experience!
Thank you to Mary Miller for reaching out to all of us, drawing us in and giving us the gift of time with each other. How wonderful that we can celebrate our community just by gathering together for a photo! What a great lesson for our kids, to know that when times are tough and painful we can come together and lift our spirits just by being community.
Mary is just one of the many community-minded people whose talent and personality reach out and bring us together around here. I, for one, feel very lucky to live among so many wonderful, warm, caring and helpful people.
To all of you who look beyond your own daily lives and spread joy around when we need it most, during times of tragedy, difficult weather conditions or times of celebration, thank you for making it a joy to live in the Snoqualmie Valley!
Plant sale thanks
The Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary appreciates the support from the North Bend, Snoqualmie and surrounding-area residents, the North Bend QFC and the many Valley businesses that displayed our publicity flyers for our annual plant sale, held April 28.
Because of the success of the sale, the auxiliary will be able to fund our fifth $1,000 scholarship for a Mount Si High School graduating senior pursuing studies in the medical field. Congratulations to Deanna Hartfield, the lucky winner of our garden cart.
John McLean, secretary
Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Auxiliary