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Marysville Chiropractic collects for

Dalmatian Drive in April

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Chiropractic is collecting donations for the 10th annual Dalmatian Drive during the month of April.

This drive is a partnership between Marysville Chiropractic and the Marysville Fire Foundation, and the monies raised will be used to purchase stuffed Dalmatian puppies, which will be carried on all Marysville Fire District apparatus and distributed to children in traumatic situations or in times of crisis.

Marysville Chiropractic will also be hosting a Dalmatian Drive event in their parking lot April 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees can get their blood pressure checked, have their pictures taken with Sparky, get chair massages and enjoy hot dogs. They can also enter to win lunch with a crew of Marysville Fire District firefighters.

You can send your donations to Marysville Chiropractic or drop them off at their office, located at 1617 Grove St., Marysville, WA 98270.

Poochapalooza seeks vendors for July 11

MARYSVILLE — The fourth annual Marysville Poochapalooza is seeking vendors of pet products and other items who are interested in taking part in the July 11 outdoor event, which will celebrate dog lovers and their four-legged best friends.

This year’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Totem Middle School’s Asbery Field, on 1605 Seventh St. Poochapalooza is sponsored by the non-profit Marysville Dog Owners Group, as well as the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department, with key event sponsorship from the Angel of the Winds Casino. The event showcases “pooches at their best and brightest,” according to Poochapalooza Coordinator and M-DOG President Leslie Buell.

Public admission is free, but donations are greatly welcomed, since proceeds will go to support ongoing maintenance, equipment and stewardship needs for the Marysville Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park, as well as supporting M-DOG in advocating on behalf of dog owners and addressing pet-related issues. Dozens of vendor booths, a regional flying disc championship, Flyball exhibitions, Emerald City K-9 Freestyle Dog Dancing demonstrations, a canine agility course and many “best in show” contests round out “a great day for dogs and their owners,” in Buell’s words.

“It’s like a county fair for dogs,” Buell said. “Poochapalooza is all about the dogs, and giving them a fun day to call their own.”

Vendor forms, booth prices and general event information are available on the Poochapalooza Web site, at poochapalooza.org. For more information, contact Buell by phone at 360-651-0633, or via e-mail at labuell@verizon.net.

Dave Ramsey spreads message of hope through nationwide town hall meeting

Join Dave Ramsey, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and New York Times best-selling author, for a nationwide town hall meeting and discover what’s happening with the economy, how we got here, and where we’re going. The meeting titled Town Hall for Hope will take place on Thursday, April 23, at 5 p.m.

Ramsey will be hosting the meeting live from LifeChurch in Oklahoma City, Okla. and it will be broadcast to more than 4,000 locations across the country for the public to attend free of charge. Town Hall for Hope will be broadcast live in Marysville at:

n First Baptist Church located at 4011 81st Place NE. Contact Jim Alred at 360- 659-1242 or email PastorJimE@fbcmarysville.org for more information or to register.

n Marysville First Assembly located at 4705 Grove Street in Marysville. Contact Jeff Faucett at 360-659-2276 or email ltfaucett@gmail.com for more information or to register.

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