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Published in The Enumclaw Courier-Herald
The following is a release from Britt Nelson, Executive Director of Plateau Outreach Ministries:
Plateau Outreach Ministries is so thankful to this community for their support and generosity! More than 300 people were in attendance and $30,000 was raised at our Pasta with a Purpose dinner and auction Oct. 27.
This is the eighth year that High Point Village has sponsored the event and provided the meal. This is our first year at the EHS Commons, which was donated by the Enumclaw School District. This venue allowed us to grow from 20 tables last year to 40 tables this year.
Because of this sponsorship, all donations from the event go directly to support the services we provide assisting families here on the plateau. Attendees really represented a cross-section of the community with churches, businesses, service groups and elected officials all represented. Enumclaw Rotary members filled nearly a third of the tables.
The auction committee, led by Kim McKeighen, transformed the Commons into an amazing 1950′s atmosphere. There were poodle skirts and lettermen’s jackets, a soda stand with Coke & Sprite in old-time glass bottles, and 1950′s decorations throughout.
The silent auction provided a variety of baskets and items that were donated by churches and business throughout the community. The live-auction desserts were a hit, with the Mayor’s pie bringing in top dollars.
Our gratitude to this community is really a pass-through from those families we serve. It is humbling to receive a tearful “thank you” from a senior citizen for a sack full of food on food bank day. I think for most of us, we have no idea how difficult it is to ask for help and how much it means to have a welcoming place to come.
I wish that all of our generous donors could receive one of these tearful hugs. They would know instantly how much their support means to us and to those we serve.
Pictured: The Enumclaw High School commons was filled with more than 300 people Oct. 27, when Plateau Outreach Ministries hosted its Pasta with a Purpose fundraiser. See more pics here!
High Point Village was voted as one of the best senior living communities by readers in the Enumclaw Courier-Herald’s Best of the Plateau 2012. The contest scanned the plateau through the Bonney Lake-Sumner area. The results were published in the September 26, 2012 issue of the newspaper. Check out the contest details here!
Trillium Employment Services honored High Point Village with flowers and a certificate for its commitment to creating a supportive and inclusive working environment for all of their employees. Pictured from left to right are Casey Serquinia, employment counselor, supported employee Troy Miller, High Point staff Maria Zavalsa, Kim Reedy, Michelle Bloye, Bea Peters and Executive Director Laura Curnan, and Employment Consultant Jason Van Loh. Trillium leaders note Enumclaw, in general, has been very supportive to persons with disabilities and creating employment opportunities for them throughout the community.
Photo courtesy Casey Serquinia
Every year thousands of rubber ducks are released into the Green River at Flaming Geyser State Park for the annual Duck Race, co-sponsored by the Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation and the Enumclaw Rotary. This year, at the 21st Annual Duck Drop, the ducks will be dropped from a hot air balloon to hit a target located behind the Enumclaw Library during the finale of the Enumclaw Street Fair on Saturday, July 23.