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Submissions to the Loop

Do you have an event or Public Service Announcement? If it’s for profit, please send a contribution to help offset our printing costs. PO Box 253. Email questions or submissions to Ed Swan, editor of the Loop, at editor@vashonloop.com. Photos are welcome as jpeg or pdf attachments.

Vashon Neighborhood Mission

In celebration of Vashon Neighborhood Mission’s first anniversary, we would like to invite you to donate funds to support this community service. Vashon Neighborhood Mission (VNM), which began on Labor Day of 2008, provides a soup and sandwich supper, and basic help with non- diagnostic medical concerns each Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Village Green. This service is for anyone who has no permanent shelter. The mission is staffed by volunteers and 100% of donations go to providing food and basic medical supplies. Blueridge Company, located on Vashon Island, will match up to the first $1,000 of donations made. Please send your donation payable to VNM to: SCS, Inc., PO Box 920, Vashon, WA 98070. Attn: Zack Krieger.

VCCC Hosts Caregivers

Vashon Community Care Center hosts a monthly Caregivers Support Group. The group meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7pm, in the Break Time rooms of VCCC. This group is geared toward family or friend caregivers, not paid caregivers. Call Julea for details or with questions: 567-6142.

The Vashon Loop

Writers: Kathy Abascal, Deborah Anderson, Marie Browne, MEarth, Eric Francis, Troy Kindred, Melissa McCann, Orca Annie, Kevin Pottinger, Rex Morris, Ed Swan, Mary Litchfield Tuel, Marj Watkins. Original art, comics, cartoons: DeeBee, Ed Frohning, Rick Tuel, Jeff Hawle , Alex Soriano. Steve Krueger Ad sales and design: Ed Swan Email: ads@vashonloop.com Editor: Ed Swan, editor@vashonloop.com Publishers: Marie Browne and Troy Kindred PO Box 253, Vashon, WA 98070 Paid advertisements in The ashon Loop in no way express the opinions of the publisher, editor, or staff. We reserve the right to edit or not even print stuff. Deal with it. Come eat at the Q...again and again! Published every two weeks or so by Paradise Valley Press © October 2, 2009- Vol. VI, #20

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Senior Center Recognition

Sandy and George Eustice, who are world-class fundraisers for the operating expenses of the Vashon Senior Center and who provide inspiration in many other ways, were presented with the center’s Volunteer of the Year tile designed

by Irene Otis, at a desert soiree honoring SC volunteers by the staff recently. Board President Ellen Trout was also recognized for her leadership in achieving the SC’s independence and present partnership with the Vashon Park District.

Blessing of the Animals

The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit will celebrate the life of St Francis of Assisi on Sunday, October 4th at the 10:15 service. St Francis is known for his love of all of creation; it is said he preached to the birds, tamed wolves with his gentleness and helped frogs out of the road, to save them from cart wheels. Francis considered the sun and moon, life and death, indeed, all created things to be his brothers and sisters. The Franciscan Order grew from his loving example.

All animals are welcome to accompany their families to church that day, and each will receive a blessing. If the weather is good, the service will take place outdoors. In case of rain, the worship will move into the fellowship hall, animals and all.

The blessing of the animals will take place as part of the regular Episcopal liturgy, but all are welcome, whatever their spiritual leanings may be. The Creation is non-denominational.

Scholarship Party

On Saturday, November 14, the non-profit Cedarsong Nature School will be hosting its annual House Party Fundraiser for our scholarship fund. Please mark the date on your calendars now. More details will be arriving soon. We’re planning a fabulous evening of enchantment that you will not want to miss!

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If We don t Have It We Can Get It! All OtherAutomotive Parts andAccessoriesAvailable The Next Business Day!

OPEN 7 days a week! MON-SAT 7AM-7PM SUN8AM-6PM WWW.ISLANDLUMBER.COM 206-463-5000

Italian Dinner &

Annual Holly Daze



St. John Vianney Church invites all hungry Islanders to attend one of its most delicious annual events

  • a gourmet Italian dinner and

auction slated for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, October 17. The event will be held in a giant tent in the church’s parking lot. This year’s dinner will feature delicious, home cooked Italian food, wine, sumptuous desserts, delightful live music and plenty of amore. Island

Children’s Hospital Aux. is sponsoring the Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 21 at the High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year Langley Organic Farms will offer a variety of produce to sell. This is a welcome addition to our many other displays. Betty Beymer is taking reservations for any other vendors interested. She is at 463- 2683.

There will be raffle tickets for a pastel painting “Summit Crossing” by Janice Wall. At present Jan’s artwork is being shown at the Columbia Tower Club in Seattle. She is known especially for her pastels and has won many awards for her works.

The new cup which is #4 will also be for sale for the first time done by Jean Snell. This will be our last cup and the $10 donation will go to

Children’s Hospital uncompensated care.


We hope you will enjoy our new date and be ready for the Christmas Holidaze.

Vashon Islanders for Peace

impresario Kevin Joyce will emcee and also serve as auctioneer, offering up travel packages, lavish dinners, classes, artwork and more on the auction block.

Tickets will go on sale at the church and Windermere at the end of September. Ticket prices have been rolled back to $30 adult and $15 for children 12 and younger. A table for eight costs $265. Call the church, 463-4149 for more information.

The invasion of Afghanistan began Oct. 7, 2001. Vashon Islanders for Peace invites all Islanders to a Memorial Candlelight Vigil at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the corner of Bank Road and Vashon Highway. It is our intention to stand silently in opposition to the invasion and continuing death and destruction in Afghanistan. We mourn with all the families who have lost loved ones from 9/11 to this day. Candles will be provided. Participants are invited to bring a sign, and/ or to wear black. Kate Hunter 463-5117.

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