Letters for the week of April 24

Apr 24, 2013

Do you remember the library in Old Town?

Editor, The Beacon:

The Friends of the Mukilteo Library is almost 50 years old. I would greatly appreciate it if long-time Mukilteans could send me their memories of the library that was housed in the old post office.

What do you remember about the books and anything else you could borrow? And, does anyone remember what library services existed before the post office library? The bookmobile?

Please write down your memories and send (or bring) your work to Pat Colyer at the Mukilteo Library.

Thank you,

Pat Colyer, Vice President,

Friends of the Mukilteo Library

Kiwanis One Day in community garden

I wanted to be sure that our community knew how much Kiwanis of Mukilteo supports the Mukilteo Community Garden on an ongoing basis. This past weekend was no exception.

The MCG was designated to be the focus for their project for "Kiwanis One Day," an International Day of Caring.  In spite of the April showers, the group managed to get an amazing amount of work done.

Kamiak Key Club was also a tremendous help.  It amazed all of us as to how much energy the young folks have and that they worked non-stop for four hours.

Papa Murphy's of Mukilteo fortified the troops to keep up the momentum.  Thank you, Tony McNulty, for cooking up your delicious pizzas.

The MCG is beginning our fifth year growing food for our local food banks. We hope to grow 2,000 pounds of food this year.

With all of the community support we receive in cash and kind donations, there is no reason for us not to reach our goal.

Thank you, again. We are grateful for our support.

Lynette Gardiner, Co-Founder,

Mukilteo Community Garden

In support of Marine’s re-election

About a month ago, we were invited to join Mayor Joe Marine’s campaign kickoff. Our family planned our evening after work and school to make it to the event, as we were excited to be there.

Here are the highlights at Mayor Joe’s campaign kick off held April 18 at Rosehill Community Center.

The Pointe Elliott Room did not take long to fill up, as about 180 people were in attendance. The love and support of Marine’s family and friends evidently showed in the attendance and heartfelt messages that were shared.

His wife Candy, his daughters Jamie and Brandi and his son-in-law Sean were busy honoring, welcoming, serving and addressing the needs of their guests. It was the best that I have ever been to.

Pat Cashman, of the TV show “Almost Live” and a new show called “The 206,” was the emcee for the evening, and we all thought he did an excellent job. He made the evening fun and entertaining.

This evening brought together a community of love, care, support, unity and a strong commitment to see Mukilteo grow to be even greater; a promising and valuable vision of the future.

Mayor Joe’s colleagues and friends are looking forward to his re-election. The Mayor even received a standing ovation after his speech.

The Diamond Knot and Mukilteo Lodge expressed their tremendous support with their hospitality in serving awesome food. Many other business owners and organization directors were also there to show their support.

A very thoughtful gift that was presented to Marine was a piece of art that was created by Dani Montano of Pelican Bleu Animation. Guests were invited to sign the artwork, which is now a great memorabilia for Mayor Joe’s third mayoral campaign.

The highlight of the evening for me was witnessing a true leader who understands the needs of our community. He totally brings our voice and awareness of what Mukilteo needs when it comes to getting things done and grants to be awarded in our favor at the county, state and national levels.

Messages of support were delivered by Joyce Eleanor, CEO of Community Transit; Marysville Mayor John Nehring and Troy McClelland, president of Economic Alliance.

When I was asked to speak, I shared a message that says a lot about my love for our city.

“Mayor, our family has been living in Mukilteo for eight years. I have been in practice in Mukilteo for 10 years. I don’t think I can wish for any better place to live but in the city of Mukilteo.

“It has so much to offer. It’s a beautiful city with great people, an excellent school district and fabulous businesses. To top it all, this is a city that is being led by someone who cares.

“Joe, you are knowledgeable, supportive, kind and a good Christian man. I honor you and wish you many more years of outstanding service!”

Dr. Jacqueline de Leon-Estes,

Harbour Pointe Orthodontics

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