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Veterans Memorial Tribute Program Monday, Jan. 26 at Washington State Veterans Cemetery

A ceremony will be held on Monday, January 26th, to recognize 48 Spokane area veterans who have died and not received the rendering of Military Funeral Honors.

The ceremony will take place at noon at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Honors will include unfurling of the US flag, a rifle volley and the playing of TAPS.

 

The community is invited to attend to pay final respect and honor to these men and women who have sacrificed to provide the American people with freedom. The ceremony will be held in the Committal Shelter which is not heated, so those in attendance should dress accordingly.

 

During Monday’s service, there will be one veteran who had ties to the local area and died alone back East. A local friend has requested adding him to the list and will be here to receive a flag in his honor.

Citizens are asked to share their vision for Spokane Valley

Citizens are asked to share their vision for Spokane Valley

Spokane Valley is is asking citizens who have a a vision for the City's future to participate in one of two community visioning meetings.

The meetings will be held on Wednesday, January 28th at 6:00 p.m. and Thursday, January 29th at 7:30 a.m. Both meetings will be take place at CenterPlace Regional Event Center. These meetings are a part of the update of the Spokane Valley Comprehensive Plan which is the City's official statement

Participants in the meetings will hear an overview of the community visioning process, and will be asked to review the City's existing Community Vision Statement. City of Spokane Valley Community and Economic Development staff members and project consultants will guide participants at the meetings through exercises to help identify and describe the citizens' preferences and goals for community character, housing, economic opportunities, transportation, and other important aspects for the future growth of Spokane Valley. 

2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest launches first ever milk drive

2nd Harvest will launch its first ‘Give A Gallon’ milk drive. The drive will take place from January 14 to January 20 at all Yoke’s Fresh Markets.

 

The goal of the drive is to provide much needed fresh milk donations to families and seniors who rely on food banks. According to Feeding America, these families receive less than one gallon of milk per person per year.

 

Customers will be invited to pick up a scan tag at the specially marked display stands inside the store. Their purchase of milk will be distributed to Second Harvest, which supplies food to a network of 250 food banks and meal programs.

 

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach, Mark Few, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund.

 

However, Coach Few will not be able to win this challenge alone. In order to win the $100,000 the public will need to cast their votes in Coach Few's favor.

 

Few is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to head to www.VoteCoachFew.com to cast their votes to help advance him in the competition.

 

Spokane Valley Kiwanis Club focuses on community service throughout December

Spokane Valley Kiwanis Club focuses on community service throughout December

All December, the Spokane Valley Kiwanis Club spent their time searching for ways to help and support kids within the community.

 

The service club began their efforts by teaming up with with Modern Electric, and provided nearly $2,000 in donations to Baskets for Babies/Cribs for Kids. This allowed the organization to provide baby cribs for struggling mothers-to-be, who are unable to purchase them on their own.

 

On December 11th, The Spokane Valley Kiwanis helped the Central Valley Key Club make over 270 blankets for their annual blanket drive.

 

Boy Scouts will recycle trees after Christmas

Boy Scouts will recycle trees after Christmas

Boy Scout Troop 400 will be accepting Christmas trees for recycling December 27-28 and January 3-4 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. all four days. The project will be a fundraiser to pay for outdoor activities, supplies, and more.

The drop off location is at Central Valley High School on S. Sullivan Road, and will cost $5 per tree. Those interested can also arrange for troop members to come pick up trees at their home for a cost of $10 per tree. The pick-up area will be limited to Spokane Valley within approximately 10 minutes of CVHS, but the troop said they will do their best to accommodate all requests.

To schedule a pick up, visit http://www.troop400.net/trees.

Volunteers needed for Season of Giving Drive

Volunteers needed for Season of Giving Drive

Second Harvest Food Bank is looking for volunteers for the Annual Yoke's Season of Giving Drive Friday, December 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m at area Yoke's Stores.