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Crawford, Maher engaged to wed

Jerry Maher, teacher and coach at Snoqualmie Middle School, is engaged to marry Kathryn Crawford of Issaquah.

Crawford and Maher will marry July 11, 2009 in Walla Walla.

Crawford, the daughter of Sheila and Ken Crawford of Grangeville, Idaho, graduated from Pendleton High School in 2002. She attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, Ore., and Eastern Oregon University in LaGrande, Ore. Crawford currently works as a customer service supervisor at Banner Bank in Bellevue. Maher, an Issaquah resident, is the son of Jerry Maher and Grace Ogoshi of Walla Walla. He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 2001.

Maher graduated from Washington State University at Pullman in 2005 with a bachelor of science in health and fitness, and received his master’s degree in intercollegiate athletic leadership from the University of Washington.

Pie auction at Sno-Valley center

Over 150 home-baked pies are up for grabs at the 10th annual Sno-Valley Senior Center dinner and pie auction, Saturday, Nov. 8.

The pie auction is a fall tradition that combines great food, good company and the skill of local bakers to help keep the doors open at the center. The event is sponsored by the Snoqualmie Valley Funeral Chapel and a complete dinner is $15 per person. During the meal, diners can bid on a huge variety of pies, auctioned off by George Magnochi, with all proceeds going to support the center. Entrees are steak, salmon or chicken, with a choice of a baked potato, sweet potato or rice pilaf. It also includes a vegetable, and for the auction, the center serves a family style salad at the table. Add a shrimp skewer or a cup of butternut squash soup for $2 each.

The center offers three seatings at 4, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Make a reservation by calling (425) 333-4152. Please be ready to indicate your choice of entrée when making your reservation.

Valley student

in Linfield show

Afton Pilkington of Snoqualmie is a cast member of the Linfield Theatre production of “Man of La Mancha,” which will be presented Nov. 6 to 9 and 12 to 15 at Linfield College’s Marshall Theatre.

Pilkington, a senior majoring in theater and history, will play the role of Maria. She is a 2005 graduate of Sammamish High School and the daughter of Karen Pilkington of Snoqualmie. She has also appeared in Linfield’s “Macbeth,” “Crave” and other productions.

Linfield College is located in McMinnville, Ore.

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