Firefighters thank community for record-setting support at pancake breakfast | Letter

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association would like to thank all our Snoqualmie Valley residents, contributors and volunteers for their continued support and patronage through the years. Our annual fund-raising pancake breakfast and silent auction held Aug. 19, was a huge success, with record-setting attendance by our supporters.

The Snoqualmie Firefighters Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which helps support Snoqualmie Fire Department with special equipment purchases, community events, public safety and fire education, human services assistance, scholarships, preservation and maintenance of Snoqualmie’s original Engine 1 and charitable donations within our community.

We would like to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to our family members and friends for their continuous commitment to both the department and association. Special thanks to our many generous contributors — those that have supported us for years as well as the newcomers to the Valley — too many to mention all by name.

We continued our specific goal this year of thinking green and promoting a zero-waste event. Both the department and association are committed to being environmentally conscientious with the ultimate core value of sustainability. This is the third year that the association provided only compostable plates, utensils, cups, placemats and reusable decorations for the breakfast. Our event’s waste was able to be recycled, reused, repurposed or composted.

Each year, we have improved the amount of waste captured and collected to nearly 500 pounds per year. That calculates to almost 1,500 pounds. of waste diverted from the landfills over the past three years.

Thank you all and our sincere appreciation for helping to make the Snoqualmie Firefighters Association’s annual event such a huge success!

Catherine (Cat) Cotton

Snoqualmie Fire Dept. EMT/Volunteer, and Association Pancake Breakfast Chairperson

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