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Camp Korey Family Day set for June 1

  • Written by Valley View Staff

On June 1, from 1 to 3 p.m., Camp Korey at Carnation Farm will open their beautiful, historic grounds to the community for “Family Day,” a summer kick-off celebration honoring the entire Camp Korey family.
Campers, parents, volunteers, donors, friends and local community members will enjoy an afternoon of camp activities including a scavenger hunt, face painting, arts n’ crafts, pet therapy and gardening as well as wood-fired slices by Veraci Pizza.
 

Camp Korey is honored to welcome special guest Clea Newman-Soderlund (Paul Newman’s daughter) to Family Day where she will share the importance of camp to her and her family. Mrs. Newman-Soderlund joined the SeriousFun Children’s Network team in early 2013 as senior director of External Affairs where she works to advance her father’s dream to bring serious fun to more children and families worldwide.
 

“Family is at the core of everything Camp Korey stands for,” says Tim Rose, Camp Korey’s founder and board president. “We are thrilled to invite our entire camp family and local community members to Family Day, where we will have fun, celebrate our incredible accomplishments together, and experience the magic of Camp Korey firsthand.”
 

Camp Korey wishes to thank the community for nurturing and supporting their mission. To RSVP for Family Day, please visit www.campkorey.org/familyday.

CHS cheer coach Jackie Boak receives the 2013 Rising Star Award

  • Written by Michael Ward, Riverview School District

vvjackie and leslieKylie Leslie, CHS senior, and Jackie Boak, Cedarcrest Red Wolves cheer coach. Courtesy photo.On April 13, the Washington State Cheer Coaches Association named first year Cedarcrest High School cheer coach, Jackie Boak, as its Rising Star recipient for 2013.
 

The Rising Star Award is given to a coach who has been coaching their squad for two years or less.
Through an application process, the WSCCA asked for letters from parents, community members and cheer team members. Below is a sampling of comments shared with the WSCCA on behalf of this year’s Rising Star Award winner.
 

Lori Leslie: “The cheer program has always been a strong one at CHS, but this past year Jackie initiated changes to make it even better. I was impressed how Jackie respected and treated each girl as not just a cheerleader, but as a whole person. Jackie included the following statement in an email to parents. “…I tell the girls all the time, ‘most of your biggest life lessons will be learned during these high school years and on this cheer team.’  Funny that cheer CAN be so helpful in shaping a young woman’s view of the world…”  To me, her words sum up what an amazing person Jackie is and how thankful I am to have her as my daughter’s cheer coach.”
 

Kim Korn: “One of the areas that Jackie improved was increasing the visibility of the CHS Cheer program in the Duvall and Carnation communities. She organized a highly successful Red Wolves Kiddie Cheer camp which was led by the cheerleaders as a fundraiser in the month of July. The girls who participated in the camp were then invited to cheer with the squad during one of the CHS football games. This past month Jackie organized a 10-week cheer class for grades K-8 to be held at the three elementary schools.  This class is teaching the girls not only basic cheers, chants and dances, but also a particular life skill each week, such as dealing with peer pressure, getting good grades and staying organized.”
 

Savannah Egger, CHS junior and cheer captain: “Jackie Boak has changed our program around entirely for the better. We never used to be a co-ed squad, but thanks to Jackie, this squad is the best Cedarcrest has ever seen. Not only are we better at stunts and cheering/dancing thanks to her, we are now also the squad that people want to be a part of. She has supported us in any situation and it is so easy to go talk to her if you’re having a bad day and instantly have those feelings wash away ... Jackie has been there through thick and thin, standing by us at every second. She has inspired us to be more than just what we think we’re capable of. Jackie is not just our coach; she is our mentor, a guide, someone to look up to.”
In addition, Cedarcrest competed for the first time in the WinterCheer Classic at Skyline High School in January, finishing second overall and qualifying for the State championships for the first time in school history. Under Boak’s tutelage, the Cedarcrest cheer squad finished 4th at the State competition.
The Riverview School District congratulates Jackie Boak on her 2013 Rising Star Award and for leading Cedarcrest Cheer to a historic and groundbreaking year.

Farmers market opening day made history

  • Written by Lisa Allen, Valley View Editor

vvmarketFlanked by council members Jason Walker and Becky Nixon, Duvall Mayor Will Ibershof rings the bell on opening day of the Duvall Farmers Market. Market manager Kari Carlson is on the right. Lisa Allen/staff photoDuvall Farmers Market manager Kari Carlson has announced that May 2nd was the most successful opening day in the history of the market.
 

May 2nd was a beautiful sunny day for opening day for the market and the community came out in droves to support local farmers, artisans, musicians and small businesses, she said.
 

The market is located on  Brown Avenue and is open Thursdays from 3 - 7 p.m.
 

The market is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Duvall.  
 

Market vendors offer a wide selection of fruits and veggies, fresh produce, meat, eggs, dairy products, homestead jams, farmstead soaps, herbs, salad mixes, honey, prepared food, artisan gifts and more.

Road closure for Duvall Days

  • Written by Valley View Staff

On June 1, State Route 203 through Duvall will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northbound traffic will be detoured at NE 143rd Street to Third Avenue, then onto Virginia Street and back to SR 203 where it intersects with Woodinville-Duvall Road. Southbound traffic and traffic from Woodinville-Duvall Road will be reversed.

Firefighters pancake breakfast June 2

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The Duvall Firefighters 53rd annual pancake breakfast will be Sunday, June 2, at the  Duvall Fire HQ - 15600 1st Ave. from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. All you can eat breakfast. Adult $6, seniors $5, children $4, T-shirts - adult $15, kids $12 .