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Fill the bus with Toys for Tots in memory of 2 U High students

Fill the bus with Toys for Tots in memory of 2 U High students

It was 15 year old Josie Frier's favorite charity, Toys for Tots.  When Josie and her friend, McKenzie Mott were killed in a car crash this fall, their classmates at University High School wanted to do something in their name.  The entire student body pitched in and brought hundreds and hundreds of toys to donate to the local Marine Corp/Salvation Army's Toys for Tots.

The Albertson's grocery store near U High is continuing the effort.  This Saturday, December 14th, you'll see a school bus in the parking lot of the Albertson's at 32nd and Highway 27.  The hope is that people will fill that bus with toys, in memory of Josie and McKenzie, giving children in our community Christmas gifts they may otherwise not receive.  

(There will be for sale on site that you can purchase and donate.)

 

Firefighters rescue deer from frozen lake

Firefighters rescue deer from frozen lake

The Spokane Valley Fire Department rescued a doe from an icy fate on Thursday morning. The deer was found trapped on the iced over Liberty Lake and was unable to gain traction to get to solid land.


Firefighters had to get creative in their rescue after falling through the thin ice during their first attempt. Using a paddleboard offered by a nearby homeowner and an ice rescue sled, the firefighters, wearing ice rescue suits, made their way to the exhausted and stranded animal. They were able to secure the doe and were pulled back to shore by ropes.

North Pines' Santa's Workshop needs beefing up

North Pines' Santa's Workshop needs beefing up

Santa comes to North Pines Middle School.. and it needs some elves to help. The school holds its own "Santa's Workshop". It gives all students the opportunity to pick small items to give as gifts to their families. School staff pools together to find new and gently used small items for the students to choose from- but the inventory has depleted!

Fred Meyer matching Second Harvest donations

Fred Meyer matching Second Harvest donations

Thanksgiving may be over, but the need to fill the shelves at local food banks and to fill the stomachs of local families is still there. Through December, a donation to Second Harvest will be matched by Fred Meyer.


Second Harvest says that $1 will provide five meals in our community. Fred Meyer is matching donations made to Second Harvest up to $20,000 through December 31st, doubling the impact of every donation made. A donation of that size translates into 100,000 meals for local families.

Check out TONS of things to do this winter

Check out TONS of things to do this winter

Don't hibernate! Just because it's getting colder and the snow is on the way doesn't mean you and the kids have to stay indoors and suffer from cabin fever.

From Dr. Suess adventure camps for the little kids, tweens learning to play the ukulele, teenagers learning to speak Russian and adults stepping in the ring to box, there are tons of things to do in the Spokane area. In fact, Spokane Parks and Rec just released its Winter Guide of activities for all ages and abilities.

Check it out right HERE!

 

Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington D.C.

Capitol Christmas Tree arrives in Washington D.C.

After a month long, cross country journey the Capitol Christmas Tree arrived in Washington D.C. on Wednesday morning.  


The 88-foot Engelmann Spruce from the Colville National Forest will light up the lawn of the Capitol building throughout the month of December. The tree will be decorated with hand made ornaments from people around Washington state.