Help needed at cold-weather shelter
ARLINGTON – The Arlington Emergency Cold Weather Shelter, operated by the all volunteer group Hands Together, opens from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. when the forecast calls for temperatures to drop below 32 degrees for three or more hours.
The shelter location rotates between churches in Arlington. Call 360-403-4674 to find out if a shelter is open and the location.
Volunteers are needed to chaperone sleeping guests. There are different shifts through the night. Volunteers are also needed to provide and serve a light evening meal and breakfast, and to clean up. A training for volunteers will be held Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. For details about volunteering call Pastor Deena Jones at 360-435-3259.
Donations of food, socks, toiletries, clothing, blankets, pillow cases or money also are needed.
Holiday events coming up downtown
ARLINGTON – The Shop Small Hometown Holiday Kickoff will be Nov. 24 and the Santa Parade a week later on Dec. 1 in downtown Arlington.
At the first event, there will be music, firepits, s’mores and the tree lighting at 5 p.m.
On the following Saturday, events start with the parade at noon. Call 360-403-5448 to get involved with that.
There also will be holiday music, visits with Santa and hot cocoa.
Firefighters honored for saving baby’s life
ARLINGTON – Three members of the Getchell fire crew recently received awards for saving a drowning child.
The 11-month-old was found by family in a bathtub, and CPR was initiated. Getchell fire crews took over. The child later went to Children’s Hospital in Seattle and has made a full recovery.
Acting Police Chief Dave Kraski presented the Phoenix Award to Fire District 22 firefighters Tim Lambach, Christian Todd and Hunter Watkins, Arlington firefighter/EMTs Paul Lizarraga and Joe Oxos, and Arlington firefighter/paramedics Steve Daggett and Andrew Shannon at a recent City Council meeting.
Arlington police teach anti-bullying, CSI
ARLINGTON – Arlington police have been spending a significant amount of time in the classrooms at various Arlington public schools this year – for a good not bad reason.
Sgt. Rory Bolter makes regular visits to elementary and middle schools to build rapport with students.
School Resource Officer Justin Olson spent time in all of the elementary schools teaching students about preventing bullying.
And Detective Curtis Hirotaka and Olson spent time with Weston High School students, assisting with their Crime Scene Investigation class.