Northwest NEWS

November 23, 1998

Valley Special

Around the Valley

Main Street evacuated after gas line break

   DUVALL--Businesses on the west side of Main Street were evacuated last Wednesday afternoon after a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line. The line break occurred behind the library. Those evacuated were asked to move to the east side of the street, away from the broken line, for about 45 minutes while repairs took place.

Cedarcrest presentations aided theater

   DUVALL--Two recent theater presentations at Cedarcrest High School yielded enough profit to buy two new lighting instruments for the school's theater, according to Carolyn Butler, Duvall Arts Commission member. The lighting instruments will benefit both the school's drama programs and future programs the Arts Commission may present, she added.

Valley churches hold joint Thanksgiving service

   Three Snoqualmie Valley churches are sponsoring a Thanksgiving worship service on Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. at Fall City United Methodist Church, on 337th Pl. SE at SE 43rd Pl. The public is invited to attend. "It's important to give thanks to God for the blessings of life," Fall City Pastor Shawn Carty said. The service will include a celebration of communion and all are invited to the Lord's table.
   Mary Brown, pastor of Snoqualmie United Methodist Church, and Jeff Spencer, pastor of Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ in Carnation, will join Carty in leading the worship service.
   "I am pleased to be part of an ecumenical community, joining together to worship God," Spencer said.
   Carty agreed. "When we gather as a community, we more fully share our burdens and blessings," he said.
   This will not be the last ecumenical event these churches and others sponsor. On Dec. 1, there will be a World AIDS Day prayer service at Tolt Church, and on Dec. 20 there will be a "Longest Night" service of healing at the Fall City Church.

T.A.F.T. youth dance

   The T.A.F.T. Youth Council (Teens Acting For Tomorrow) is holding a teen dance on Saturday, Nov. 28, 8-11 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Multi-Service Center (31957 E. Commercial) in Carnation. It is co-sponsored by the Lower Valley Youth Program and Children's Services of Sno-Valley. Cost is $2 or two non-perishable food items. T.A.F.T. will have a fundraising refreshment sale during the dance with lots of yummy treats and beverages. The dance will be chaperoned by parent volunteers. With door prizes, dance contests and strobe lights this dance will be a BLAST! For information, call 788-6716.

Workout for food bank

   On Thanksgiving morning at 9 a.m., Jazzercise Snoqualmie Valley will host the second annual Thanksgiving Day Workout to Benefit the Carnation Food Bank. Participants must bring a food donation. Call 788-5950 or 888-0705.

Crafters needed for Carnation Christmas

   The Carnation Chamber of Commerce is looking for crafters for their annual Christmas in Carnation on Dec. 5. There is a $10 donation for the tables, which goes to the Chamber to help bring these yearly events, and to the Senior Center. Call 333-6895 or 333-4249.

Duvall holiday garbage collection schedules

   Waste Management does not work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's Day. Friday pickups will be on Saturday for each of these holidays. Trucks may be arriving at homes earlier than usual; therefore, during holiday periods, residents should have material out for collection early in the morning or the night before.