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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. 

SCRAPS Howliday Open House and Clothes for a Cause fundraiser

SCRAPS Howliday Open House and Clothes for a Cause fundraiser

SCRAPS will host its annual Happy Howl-i-day Party and open house on Saturday, December 13, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. at their regional facility at 6815 E. Trent in Spokane Valley. 

Everyone is invited, and those in attendance will be treated to cookies, cocoa, and a tour of the kennels and cages. SCRAPS will also have information about making treats for pets, safety information for the holidays, and special gift bags for pets will also be available. 

This year, SCRAPS has also partnered with Clothes for the Cause, a fund raising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash. Clothing and textiles will be accepted at SCRAPS throughout the day.  This includes bedding, stuffed animals, drapes, purses, belts and towels in any condition.  No household items or electronics will be accepted.

SCRAPS says this “trash” will be turned into treasures like dog beds, pencils, and playground flooring. Donations will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

All proceeds from the collection go to the SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund.

ACCOIN to host holiday party and reunion for children with cancer and their families

The American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest (ACCOIN) will once again this holiday season reunite, support, and spread holiday fun into the lives of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and their families.

Held at the Valley Real Life Church in Greenacres, this event will include a catered lunch donated by Texas Roadhouse BBQ and special appearances from Santa, Disney Princesses, Star Wars characters, and many of Santa’s helpers. There will be opportunities for families to make arts & crafts, open gifts, play bingo, take pictures with Santa, and drink hot chocolate with other families in the Inland Northwest community.

ACCOIN has worked to improve the lives of local children with cancer and their families for over 30 years.They provide direct support and financial assistance to families on the devastating and challenging journey that follows a childhood cancer diagnosis. They are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit.

 

 

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

INBC and PSBC host Apple Cup Blood Drive competition

Cougar and Huskies fans have yet another reason to get competitive this week. This year, the Inland Northwest Blood Center (INBC) and the Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) have teamed up host an Apple Cup Blood Drive to see which fan base can donate the most blood for Washington.

 

Along with providing one group of fans additional bragging rights, donors will have a chance to win one of two $500 Visa Gift cards. INBC's Marketing Communication Officer, Elizabeth Giles, said as of Friday, Husky fans led by 100 donations, but the Cougs still have plenty of opportunities to catch up this week.

 

Man celebrates birthday, pays for everyone's orders at Mike's Old Fashioned Donuts

Man celebrates birthday, pays for everyone's orders at Mike's Old Fashioned Donuts

Customers who visited Mike's Old Fashioned Donuts in Spokane Valley Friday morning may have been treated to a surprise when the man in the blue plaid shirt paid for their orders in celebration of his birthday.

The man, who goes by Marty, covered the cost of everyone's order, whether or not it was for one, or one dozen donuts. He spent about an hour and a half in the shop, and in that time paid for approximately 161 donuts, 24 coffees, and 36 other pastries. His bill came to a total of nearly $225.

According to the shop's owner, Mike Britton, his customers regularly pay for the person behind them. However, this is the first time he has ever seen anyone foot the bill for everyone coming and going.

“We told everyone to be sure to thank the guy in the blue plaid shirt. When they did, he told them to just pay it forward,” Britton said.