Community Bulletin for Nov. 15



Operation Christmas Child

This month, several locations in the greater Wenatchee area will serve as drop-off sites for the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child—joining nearly 5,000 U.S. locations collecting gift-filled shoeboxes for children in need around the world. During the project’s National Collection Week, Nov. 13 – 20, Cashmere residents will transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys. Operation Christmas Child will deliver these shoebox gifts to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. In Leavenworth, the collection site is the First Baptist Church, 429 Evans St. (e44,45,46)

Artist reception

Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6:30-7:30 p.m., the Leavenworth Public Library will host a reception for local artist Heather Murphy whose art is on display in the library’s fireside room from Oct. 9 –Nov. 30. Heather is an artist and wildlife biologist known for her watercolors, pen and ink, and nature journals. Come meet Heather and join us for refreshments. (e45,46)

Last day for Leavenworth brush yard

The last day to drop off brush and yard waste at the Leavenworth brush yard will be Nov. 17. The brush yard is open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. It is closed for the winter season from mid-November through March. The brush yard, at the corner of East Leavenworth Road and Icicle Road, was opened in July 2017 to give homeowners and businesses in the apple maggot quarantine area of Chelan County a place to bring their brush. People are reminded that the Dryden Transfer Station is not in the quarantine area; people and businesses in the quarantine area cannot bring their brush or yard waste to the Dryden facility. (e45,46)

Foul Play 5K

This is the best 5K in Leavenworth on Thanksgiving Day. Toss that turkey in the oven and join us to start the holiday season off right with and invigorating run through the streets of Leavenworth. Proceeds benefit the CHS Tennis program. Strollers, dogs, costumes are all welcome! Event starts and ends at the Gazebo. Sign up Fowl Play 5K at Eventbrite at this link, or email me at (e46,47)


NCESD calls for nominations

North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the call for nominations for the Classified School Employee of the Year award. The deadline is Jan. 26, 2018. School districts throughout the NCESD’s four-county service district are encouraged to nominate outstanding classified school employees for this distinguished award. A classified employee is defined as a person who is employed as a paraeducator and a person who does not hold a professional education certificate or is employed in a position that does not require such a certificate. A committee will review all nomination submissions and select a winner who will represent the NCESD service district in the statewide selection process. Nominations can be made on the OSPI website at (er46,47)

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