City of Redmond roundup: Walk to School Day, Fire Prevention Week and Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry food drive

  • Wed Sep 27th, 2017 2:19pm
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City of Redmond

Redmond schools celebrate Walk to School Day

Redmond students, their families, teachers and the community are invited to join schools from around the nation to celebrate Walk to School Day on Oct. 4.

Throughout October, several Redmond schools— including Ben Rush, Einstein, Horace Mann, Norman Rockwell and Redmond elementary schools, and Redmond and Rose Hill middle schools— will promote walking to school through the Redmond SchoolPool Program. Redmond High students, either through the high school or the Youth Advisory Board & Advocacy and Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee programs at the Redmond Teen Center, are joining as Walk to School Month participants for the first time.

Walk to school events work to create safer routes for walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion, and concern for the environment.

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Fire Prevention Week open houses start Oct. 9

The Redmond Fire Department (RFD) and King County Fire District 34 are partnering together to host several open houses at local fire stations throughout Fire Prevention Week, a national campaign that runs Oct. 8-14 and this year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!”

The open houses will offer fun, educational and family-oriented activities, focusing on the importance of developing a thorough escape plan in the event of an emergency. The seven fire stations of the RFD will be open to the public to provide an opportunity for citizens to tour their neighborhood stations, meet the firefighters that serve their community and learn more about proper escape planning. Children of all ages will also have an opportunity to meet Sparky the Fire Dog and climb aboard the fire engines that RFD uses to serve the city.

Open houses will begin Oct. 9 and run from 6-8 p.m. each weekday. The Station 11 open house will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14.

FIRE STATION OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

All in Redmond except where noted

Oct. 9 – Stations 13 and 14

8701 208th Ave. NE

5021 264th Ave. NE

Oct. 10 – Station 16

6502 185th Ave. NE

Oct. 11 – Station 17

16917 NE 116th St.

Oct. 12 – Station 12

4211 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue

Oct. 13 – Station 18

22710 NE Alder Crest Drive

Oct. 14- Station 11

8450 161st Ave. NE

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Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry food drive is a success

A food drive in support of the Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry was held on Sept. 16-17 at the Bella Bottega QFC. More than 4,300 pounds of food and nearly $900 in cash donations was collected at the event for the Hopelink food bank in Redmond. The total cash and food donations raised will provide approximately 3,600 meals for those in need.

“The generosity of the Redmond community and volunteers is both inspiring and humbling,” said Mayor John Marchione. “Thank you to everyone that helped make this effort successful.”

Redmond City Council members, the mayor, Human Services commissioners, the Redmond Youth Partnership Advisory Committee (RYPAC) and other community members were among those that participated as volunteers.