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Kiwanis select Everyday Heroes
MARYSVILLE Longtime town folk Darlene Scott and Mary Kirkland were honored by the Marysville Kiwanis for being the Everyday Heroes for October.
Both are Third Street merchants and anchors of the downtown retail core who have worked selflessly to support the city over the years.
Scott is the owner of Carrs Hardware, the oldest business in town, operating at the same location since 1924. Besides running the store six days a week with her daughter Gail Libbing, Scott works with the Marysville Historical Society, who chose her as Pioneer of the Year in 2006. That was on the heels of being the 2005 Strawberry Festivals Grand Marshall. Besides serving on the board of the Marysville Fire District, Scott is also a mainstay of the Downtown Merchants Association, which sponsors the annual Homegrown Festival.
Kirkland is the owner of the Hilton Pharmacy, and a graduate of the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and another pillar of the downtown economy who has worked tirelessly for many of the same causes and organizations as Scott.
A descendent of a pioneering Marysville family, Kirkland dance with the Step Sisters, a troupe who visits and performs for seniors and other groups.