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By Pam Stevens
Managing Editor 

Northwest Day of Service remembers those lost on 9-11


September 17, 2013

Community gets a facelift through service

Take a drive through Lundeen Park and you will see a newly painted building that hosts The Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce at the Lake Stevens Visitor Center. You will also notice newly filled holes ready for grass seed.

Over 145 members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, along with several others in the community, joined together for their fourth annual Northwest Day of Service on Saturday, Sept. 14 to serve in the Lake Stevens community.

Each year local congregations of the church unite on the Saturday closest to September 11 to show appreciation for their country and to remember those who lost their lives on that day over a decade ago.

“It’s the least we can do to give back to our community,” Mike McCally, Chairperson for this year’s event in Lake Stevens said. “We did it to remember those who paid the ultimate price on 9-11. They are not here to enjoy our country anymore and for us to take care of our community is not a big deal but it is rewarding.”

Community members of all ages joined together to remember and to make the community they live in more beautiful.

“We continue to participate in The Day of Service because of the tragedies of September 11 and for those who have paid the ultimate price,” McCally said. “We want to continue to live strong and live for others who could have been here if it wasn’t for the horror in our world.”

In addition to the work at Lundeen Park, they were also able to clear away brush along the trails in The Reserve neighborhood. City employees will now be able to go in and mulch the trails.

The City of Lake Stevens is very appreciative of the efforts made by these community members this year as well as the past four years.

“The buildings look great and I am impressed that your group was able to get the top out-structure painted. Also, thank you for the work on the park, streets, and trails,” City of Lake Stevens Public Works Director Mick Monken said. “The group’s work is very much appreciated and really helps enhance our community’s quality.”


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