Japanese Gulch Group plans 2nd Mukilteo Mardi Gras
The Japanese Gulch Group is preparing for its 5th annual community celebration and fundraiser, Mukilteo Mardi Gras, Feb. 9, 2013.
The dinner and auction is being conducted to raise funds for preservation of additional acreage in this regional community park as well as building trails and providing other services.
The park is used by walkers, hikers, runners, bikers, and those seeking to relax in nature.
The Japanese Gulch Group is a volunteer organization that has been working for seven years to preserve and enhance the park for local and regional use and enjoyment.
Using funds from grants and fundraisers, in cooperation with the City of Mukilteo, more than 40 acres in the gulch have been preserved.
The goal is to purchase an additional 100 acres in the near future. Many local and regional organizations enjoy park benefits as well as regularly supporting gulch work parties.
To ensure the success of this fundraising event, and help meet a community need for preserved natural places, the auction committee is seeking donations of goods and services.
Donors will receive recognition as part of the auction proceedings. Donations may be made online at japanesegulchgroup.maestroweb.com or contact auction manager Sheila Countryman-Bean at 425.760.5964.
Volunteers are also needed to help with auction planning and event staffing. The next planning meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, at Rosehill Community Center.
-Edited by Beacon staff