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Letters to the Editor - Jan. 13, 2014

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DON’T FORGET TO VOTE

I have lived in the Northshore School District since the very early 1950’s and graduated from Bothell High School in 1963.

I have always valued the education I received in this community.

We have one of the best school districts in the state because of great teachers and a strong administration. In addition, our three communities have always worked together to ensure that we build schools when we needed them to prevent overcrowding, maintain our facilities to protect our investment, and provide up-to-date technologies to keep our graduates competitive in a fast-paced modern world.

Knowing that this area was a wonderful place to raise a family and poised for continuous growth in the future, our forward thinking citizens in the 1950s and 60s voted to fund the purchase of lands for future schools.

The Northshore community continued that commitment to education as the district grew, never failing a school bond or levy.

It is because of that legacy, along with a personal feeling that every student in our community deserves the best education we can provide, that I’m voting to support all three school measures on the ballot February 11th.

I encourage all of my fellow citizens to do the same and please don’t forget to vote.

George Selg, Bothell

THANK YOU

Thank you to the Woodinville Weekly staff for writing up a great article for our 2nd annual meal packaging event.

We raised $3,821, enough for 15,284 meals!

On Tuesday, the 17th, about 60-65 people gathered and, in 1 hour, using COTN’s assembly-line meal packaging system for their recipe of lentils, freeze-dried vegetables, vegetable bouillon and rice, sealed up 15,284 meals for Children of the Nations (COTNI.org). These meals will make their way to a hungry orphaned or destitute child served by COTN.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We had SUCH a blast!

Getting to know neighbors, meeting new friends, sharing the love and generosity of the holiday season, and packaging over 15,000 meals made it a great success!

Thank you to everyone who gave their dollars, quarters, nickels and dimes, their time and energy, and to Maltby Christian Assembly church for letting us use their facility and for putting up with all the organized chaos this event brings.

You did so with grace and generosity, which is fitting for this time of year, as well as for this wonderful organization. Makes Christmas feel even merrier!

~with a thankful heart, Amy Hebert

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