Northwest NEWS

August 31, 1998

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Firefighters help out at Country Home

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Andrew Walgamott/staff photo

Woodinville firefighters Ian D'Ambrosia, Peter Briner and Greg Ahearn (l. to r.) helped clean up yard debris as well as landscape at Children's Country Home in their off hours last Thursday. Also helping out, but not pictured, was fire fighter Ron Suggs who donated his tractor services, and public fire educator Dave Leggett, who pulled weeds. "The work makes a big difference for us," said Sara Pesek, a social worker at the non-profit facility which provides care for children with highly technical medical needs. Eventually concrete paths will lead from the house around an open area to a playground.The labor was just the latest act in a long list of community contributions to the home which is on Hollywood Hill. Pesek said church groups have adopted rooms, Woodinville High School art students painted a mural, Target and Costco gave grants and a sprinkler system was donated as well. "This has been wonderfully supported by the community," Pesek said.The home opened last February. It will care for eight children at a time, she said.