Northwest NEWS

July 5, 1999

Editorial

Children's Services of Sno-Valley appreciates support for annual auction

   So many people and businesses deserve a huge thank you from Children's Services of Sno-Valley for their support of our just-passed annual auction that it is impossible to list them all.

   Over 150 people volunteered on our "Wrangler Rendezvous" fundraiser. Many were the families of children we serve; others are "just folks" in the community who care about our work or had skills to offer. The local service organizations from North Bend to Duvall were all out in force.

   We received auction donations from over 450 sources, most of them local businesses. We had great support from corporations as event sponsors and in-kind donations of materials and expertise.

   We filled the house (Mountain Meadows Farm) with people who not only wanted to enjoy this great annual party to celebrate the local treasure that is Children's Services of Sno-Valley, but also wanted to ensure its continuing availability to those in need in our community. They not only bid up (and up and up!) those live and silent auction items, but they also dug deep to participate in raffles or make outright cash contributions.

   And speaking of Mountain Meadows Farm, owned by Ray and Gail DaMazo and George and Elizabeth Brown, what a grand gesture to make this jewel of a locale available for this meaningful community purpose.

   In short, there were far too many to thank individually. But all of you who offered your support in one way or another, please know how very much your contributions were appreciated.

Joan Sharp, Sno-Valley