I would like to start a new yearly tradition here on Washington Lakes. a meet and greet with members where we talk fishing and drink beer. and of course bring a toy, (
fishing themed toys are encouraged
) this year since it is kind of last minute I have chosen Christmas House Holiday Toy Drive (http://www.christmas-house.org/
Since this year is last minute planning and all the interest has been from "northerners" we have chosen SPORTYS BEEF AND BREW in Everett.we will meet at 7:00pm. please bring an unwrapped toy.
in future years I will start this sooner and get feedback and will find a better central location!
SPORTY's BEEF AND BREW (open to ALL AGES until10:00PM)
6503 Evergreen Way , Everett, WA 98203
here is a little blurb about Christmas House
Christmas House is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization in Everett, Washington that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant-18.
Christmas House was founded in 1981 by Roy Fraser in his garage. Roy had heard of children in Snohomish County who had not received anything for the prior Christmas and was determined to change that. He established the first annual Christmas House and stocked it primarily with used toys and handmade items, which they refurbished and gave away to families in need. They served more than 100 children the first year. Unfortunately, Roy did not live to see the second Christmas House, but his memory lives on as we now look forward to our 32nd year, Christmas House 2012. The general format of how Christmas House functions has not changed over the years, just the number of families and individual children who benefit from his dream over two decades ago.