Letters to the editor, April 16- April 22

The Editor:

Thank you once again to all the people who brought their “junk” so that others could find their treasure. The Blaine Community/Senior Center held its annual rummage sale this past weekend, and was able to raise about $2,300.

Thank you to the staff at the center, all the volunteers without whom an event such as this could not happen, and to all the people who came to shop and walked away excited about their purchases. And finally, a thanks to Laurie Conyac, who was my “right hand man”
during the week.

Fundraisers such as this make it possible for our center to continue providing all kinds of activities and classes, a pool room, state-of-the-art gym and much more. Our center also provides a welcome place for many who live alone and enjoy the company. Daily lunches are provided at a very reasonable cost. If you have not yet considered becoming a member, I highly encourage you to try it. I know you will like it!

Our next big event is the annual High Tea to be held on Sunday, May 3. Tickets are $18 and are going fast. They can be purchased at the center. The event will have a silent auction, lots of good food and entertainment by the Mt. Baker Toppers.

Carole Liebert,

Board member, Blaine 

Community/Senior Center

The Editor:

My husband and I would like to bring attention to an extraordinary woman in our community. Her name is Brenda Gelwicks.

You can find Brenda at the Birch Bay Activity Center six days a week, where she is a Zumba and line dance instructor who also teaches pickleball to beginners. She also organizes potlucks, line dance parties and does many other things behind the scenes.

Brenda is a kindhearted person who fosters a welcoming atmosphere that is light and fun. She is a talented choreographer, keeping the music and dances fresh, new and exciting.

My husband and I want to thank Brenda for all of the hard work she does. The activity center and all those who attend are very blessed to have her on staff there.

Paul and Susan Dean


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