By Judy Woods
The Girl Scouts have been established here in town! There are 13 registered members in Sultan right now. There are the Daisies, which are K-1st grade; the Brownies, which are 2nd and 3rd grade; the Juniors, which are 4th and 5th grades and then the Cadets and Ambassadors.
The new Sultan Troop has one Daisy, nine Brownies, two Juniors and one Cadet. Mary Black is the troop leader, along with Julianna Johnson, who is also the troop leader for the boys. Julianna has been in scouting for most of her life and has completed her year-long leadership training and worked in camps with scouts for eight summers.
Both Mary and Julianna have made a commitment that any girl who wants to join in scouting will not be turned away. The initial cost for joining is a once a year dues of $15 that goes to the council. The costs for the uniforms, books and more will be taken care of, if necessary.
Since both Julianna and Mary have made such a commitment to accept any child who wants to join, they are running a tin and aluminum can campaign for recycling in order to help offset some of the expenses. They meet every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursday by meeting up with girls at the school at 3:30 and walking them over to the home, where they meet until 5:30 p.m.
If you are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org. They would be delighted to hear from you.
This library never ceases to astound me with all of the different programs that they make available to the entire family.
Take the toddler reading program, for instance. Each child needs a caregiver present so that there can be lap-bouncing, toe-wriggling, and foot-patting rhymes. It may be just the grandma in me, but that sounds like an awful lot of fun! This is on Monday, April 28.
Then there is the Toddler Storytime. This involves jumping and bouncing into a magical world of stories and music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers, 18 months to 3 years. This is on April 22 and 29 from 10 – 11 a.m. April 23 10-11 a.m. there are sing-along songs and creative activities that really stimulate the desire to learn how to read.
Here comes the big one!!! Summer is coming and everyone in the family will be looking for exciting things to do. The answer will be provided at the library Monday, May 12 at 6:30 p.m. when Craig Romano, an award-winning guide book author will describe hiking trails in Snohomish County. I believe that you will be surprised at all of the hiking trails there are, right here in our own backyard. I have yet to see anyone stay tense and stressed after they have gone hiking, whether it is in the forest or on a beach.
It looks like the Boys and Girls Club may soon be started. Wouldn’t that be great? There evidently won’t be a gym right away and the overall square footage has been reduced, but it is what it is, and I sure will be pleased to see it done.
On the night before Mother’s Day, May 10, a concert featuring Bronn Journey and his wife, Katherine, will be held at Frank Wagner Auditorium in Monroe. The tickets to this event will be $10 with some of the proceeds going to Housing Hope.
The Sultan Senior Center donated a percentage of their last pancake breakfast to the Darrington Senior Center, hoping that it would be of help to the seniors of that area. What they found was surprising.
The seniors there also need gas cards. We have all heard about families needing them so that they can continue to commute to work, or businesses that need them so they can continue to operate. No one thought about the seniors needing to get to their medical appointments and other important errands. So even with all of the aid that has poured in up there, there is still a great need.
Is there anyone who has a spare storage room or building that they would be willing to lend out to store convalescent equipment? Purchasing or even renting a wheelchair, walker or hospital bed can really put a strain on a person’s budget at a bad time. There is equipment available here and there but no centralized location to store it and to keep better track as to what is available. If you have or know of some place in mind, please email us at Counrypair@comcast.net.
There is another tour of the schools being planned. This one would be of Sultan Middle School and Gold Bar Elementary. This is a tour that you really shouldn’t miss if you can help it. It is so exciting to see what these kids are doing now. It made us all very proud of our district. Check with the District Office for further information.
Here is the grand announcement of the week! There is going to be a sale area in the parking lot of Grow Washington all summer, starting the first Saturday of May and the first Saturday of every month thereafter. If you have crafts or just something that you want to sell, come on ahead.