For her birthday this year, 9-year-old Savannah Bethell doesn't want gifts for herself. Instead, she's asking community members to contribute in some way to the Fall City Community Food Pantry, where she volunteers.
Savannah will celebrate her "golden birthday," when she turns 10 on March 10. Her mother, Veronica Bethell, said she wanted to help the food pantry after volunteering there since May.
"She said 'there's a lot of people that come here!'" Veronica said, and wanted to do something for them.
The Fall City Community Food Pantry (www.fallcityumc.org/pantry.html) is open noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the first and third Wednesdays of the month at the Fall City United Methodist Church, 4326 337th Place S.E., Fall City. To donate money, send checks, made out to FCCFP, to: FCCFP, Fall City United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 640, Fall City, WA 98024. Donations of food can be dropped off at the Farmhouse Market, Hauglie Insurance Agency and Creative Business Advantage, all in Fall City.