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COMMUNITY WWW.ARLINGTONTIMES.COM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 The Arlington Times COMMUNITY IN BRIEF Friendship Walk set for June 26 Community members will soon be able to walk for a good cause. Village Community Services' Friendship Walk will be taking place at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, at the Legion Park gazebo (114 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington). Proceeds from the one-mile walk benefit Voices of the Village and Village Music and Arts. Village Community Services, based in Smokey Point, provides disabled residents of Marysville, Arlington and Stanwood a creative outlet to express themselves, while offering career planning and placement services. Organizers are suggesting a $25 sponsorship or donation to par- ticipate in the walk. Participants who raise $25 or more receive a Friendship WalkT-shirt. Awards will also be distributed to individuals and teams who raised the most money for the event. Registration for the walk begins at noon, when Voice of the Village is scheduled to perform. For more information, call Vicki Adams at 425-330-0585, or visit Library offers summer classes The Arlington Library will be hosting a variety of summer pro- grams as the weather heats up. All events are located at 13S N. Washington Avenue, Arlington, unless otherwise noted. The library can be reached by calling 360-43S-3033. For teens: Fear Factor: Aqua Challenge -- Thursday, July I, 2-3:30 p.m.: Face your fears at the library during this event, which features challenges like "Iron Toes," "Would You Drink That?" "Spoon Dash" and more. Preregistration required. DIY sun print and marbleized paper-- Thursday, July 8, 2:30 p.m.: Experiment with different color and styles to make your own sun print and marbleized paper. The paper can be used as stationary or as a work of art all on its own. Preregistration required. Chamber tees off at Gleneagle BY KIRK BOXLErrNER ARLINGTON -- The Gleneagle Golf Course once again hosted the Arlington- Smokey Point Chamber of Commerces annual golf tournament June 11, as 72 golfers descended upon the links to enjoy the window of good weather and sup- port their chamber. Chamber Executive Board President Julie Morse explained that the proceeds from such events not only go toward keep- ing the Chamber offices running and get reinvested in the Chamber member- ship, but they also offset the expenses of events that the Chamber supports for the community, includ- ing the upcoming Fourth of July Festival and fire- works. She estimated that the Chamber's monthly budget is $8,000, and that this year's golf tourna- ment raised proceeds of close to $11,000. She fur- ther estimated that half of the Chamber's funds come from events such as the golf tournament, while the other half comes directly from the Chamber's mem- bers themselves. "It's absolutely true that these are challenging times' Morse said. "The impact of the economy on our community has definitely affected our fundraising. A lot of people just don't have the money anymore. That being said, fundrais- ers like the golf tournament are ways for us to give back to the community, by sup- Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo From left, B.]. Tubbs and Dorothy Duffy got to be queens for a day in their crowned golf cart at the Gleneagle Golf Course at the lune I I golf tournament. porting events like the Fourth of July Festival that everyone can enjoy." The pace of play was casual, with many of the golfers taking the time to get their blood pressure checked by Cascade Valley Hospital staff, at a table near the first hole. Morse and the players had been worried about the week's persistent rains, whose brief absence left the golf course with clear skies and damp grounds during the tournament, but the most serious concerns of the day were reserved for the cause being supported by the tourney. "I love the camaraderie;' said Dorothy Duffy, who partnered with B.J. Tubbs in a golf cart decorated with pink balloons and topped with an oversized gold crown. "We have to play by water rules and keep our carts on the path, so it's a challenge;' laughed Tarin O'Brien, a 15-year partic- ipant in the golf tourna- ment, as she and teammate Cindy Corcoran navigated the path in a tropical- themed golf cart. "It brings our members together to benefit the community, and it's the nicest tourney in the county. I wouldn't miss it for the world."