FEBRUARY 24, 1997

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Pea patch program

   Attention gardeners "without garden space!" Apply for your own pea patch garden, for use May through October. Applications are now available, from King County Parks, North Recreation District, for the 1997 growing season at the Marymoor Pea Patch. Soil is tilled and tested. Water is furnished. Garden plots are 10 feet by 40 feet. Cost is $30 for one plot, $20 for each additional plot (plus a 10% administration fee maximum of $5). All plots are for recreational gardening only. The pea patch is located at Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond. Call 296-2964 to receive an application.

Ad contest for kids

   Local youth get the chance to battle the tobacco industry in the 1997 "Don't Make Me the Target" Youth Ad Contest. Youth from around the greater Seattle area are encouraged to participate by developing a counter-ad which tells about the dangers of cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke. In the past two years, thousands of youth across Western Washington have participated in this ad contest with winning entries re-created on bus ads, posters, t-shirts and postcards. First prize is $1,000; runners up receive $250 and the winners' school receives a $500 gift certificate for art supplies. There is also a best teacher category. Entry deadline is April 18. Interested participants should call 448-6115 or 448-2949 for more information.

It's cookie time

   Sale dates for Girl Scout cookie begin Feb. 28 and run through March 16. Site locations include: Safeway, QFC, Albertson's, Payless Drugs, most ferry terminals, Fred Meyer stores, and many downtown sites. The eight varieties include Chalet Cremes, Samoas, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Do's, Tagalongs, Le Chips, Trefoils, and Snaps. The price remains at $3. The proceeds raised during the cookie sale provide program opportunities to over 16,000 girls in Northwest Washington. To order by phone, call 1-800-767-6845, ext. 234.

Time change

   The time for the Bothell Parks' Self-Defense program is 6:35-7:15. Call 486-3256.

Award applications

   The Department of Ecology is accepting applications for its 1996-97 annual waste prevention, reduction, and recycling awards. Applications are due March 17. Call (360) 407-0067.