Schwartz said the large numbers of volunteers made quick work of that, then turned their attention to writing and coloring cards to military personnel. Schwartz said promoting community involvement is part of the mission of the federation, and she said many parents taking part on Wednesday noted that it was nice to be able to share with their children the importance of service. She said the federation sees Christmas as an opportunity to help organizations that might otherwise have difficulty functioning on a day when so many people wish to spend time with their own families. "Sometimes they struggle for help on those days, so I think they really appreciated it," she said. So, too, did Schwartz's daughter, 5-year-old Penina. She said Penina was initially confused that some people might go without lunch on any day and was eager to help pack food for those in need.
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Holiday cards, mail stolen from King County post office
And lack of effort has never been a problem during the losing streak; its been a lack of experience that has reared its ugly head and led to losses. So, even though they havent had a lot of recent success, the Red Raiders wont go down without a fight. Whats the latest on the QB situation? Kingsbury expects to play Michael Brewer and Davis Webb in the Holiday Bowl but has declined to name a starter. Brewer, a sophomore, was expected to start after the spring, but a back injury kept him sidelined for the majority of the season.
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Holiday Bowl roundtable
that day and called to report the crime. "No victims (have come forward) yet," West said. "I would imagine that some people don't even realize yet. If it happened on the 16th they're probably not even sure their mail is missing." The vandalism fell right around the peak of holiday mailing season, so the thieves likely made off with gift cards, checks, and other holiday packages. The mailboxes were sealed off and labeled as a crime scene, West added. "That's a bummer," said Joe Cerne, as he stopped into the post office on Monday afternoon. "For those of us out here in the country, now they're taking away our mailboxes (at home), and so we got to come to something like this. And now that's not safe." "It's too bad that it happens, but that's pretty much society," said Ravensdale resident Steve Kinney, who said his son recently had his mail - and identity - stolen from in front of his house in an unrelated case. "They just found his mail in some guy's car in Federal Way.
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