Northwest NEWS

July 19, 1999


Owners of Carnation Auto Parts are thankful for community help

   Our neighbor, Chuck Marshburn, was on his way to work at 6:30 a.m. when the fire in the Old Grange Store began. He came to our apartment and woke my husband (Eric Kenyon), who then spent the rest of the day with the fire department.

   The fire marshal now reports that the fire began in the Eldorado Stone portion of the building by a heater that was left on. Everyone has helped us. The NAPA executives were on the site within an hour offering their assistance and their condolences. Tom's Tree Service is doing the cleanup.

   We (Carnation Auto Parts) were happy that everyone in town reached out to us during the 4th of July parade. It was a very moving experience. All my husband could say was, "God, I love this town."

   Business goes on. The day after the fire, my husband made his normal sales and calls on customers. We have relocated to 4509A Tolt Ave. (333-6500), next to the hardware store.

Marie Kenyon, Carnation