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Volunteers spruce up Allen Creek Elementary BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysbilleglobe.com

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MARYSVILLE — Allen Creek Elementary’s annual spring cleaning was moved from the spring to the late summer this year, but in spite of the shift in schedule and the day’s early morning drizzle on Saturday, Aug. 24, a crowd of parents, students, faculty and community members descended on the campus to spruce it up in time for the start of the 2013-14 school year on Sept. 4. Allen Creek PTA President Vanessa Edwards explained that, in addition to the usual litter cleanup and washing of windows and doors, the school needed fresh lines painted for where students need to line up outside of their classrooms, as well as 10 yards of bark from the Marysville School District that needed to be laid down on the grounds. “This is our first time laying down bark,” Edwards said. “The school district has all this bark, but they only have so many hands, so they can only get to so many schools.” Also new to this year’s beautification of Allen Creek Elementary was a powerSEE CLEANING, PAGE 2

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From left, Allen Creek Elementary fifth-graders Rozlynn Edwards and Gabrielle Maddoc are joined by school second-grader Abbie Hawkins in helping to distribute 10 yards of bark from the Marysville School District across the Allen Creek campus on Aug. 24.

Rep. Larsen visits Marysville Community Food Bank BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

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U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, left, receives a tour of the Marysville Community Food Bank from its director, Dell Deierling, during one of its regular Friday morning food distributions on Aug. 23.

MARYSVILLE — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen saw how local volunteers seek to meet the needs of their neighbors during a morning tour of the Marysville Community Food Bank on Friday, Aug. 23. Marysville Community Food Bank Director Dell Deierling showed off the Food Bank’s facility during one of its regular Friday morning food distributions, and was joined by Claire Lane of Within Reach and Christina Wong of Northwest Harvest in answering Larsen’s questions. “Washington is the 14th hungriest and most food-insecure state in the nation,” said Lane, the food security manager of Within Reach, a statewide nonprofit organization that helps families in need connect with food providers. “Washington and Oregon were near the top of those lists even when

the economy was doing well, but there are a number of factors that can impact that, such as the numbers of single mothers or people without advanced education in the population. If you have a state where people move around a lot, or where a high tax burden is placed on those with low incomes, you’re more likely to see food insecurity and hunger.” Lane defined “food insecurity” according to factors such as whether a family has enough money for food in a given month, or whether a family has to skip meals, which are measured by an annual survey taken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “Years ago, I worked with a fellow contractor at Microsoft, and while I got hired on, things went a different way for him,” Deierling said. “Years later, I see him in line here at the Food Bank and I think, ‘Holy SEE LARSEN, PAGE 19

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Marysville Globe, August 28, 2013