Network honors community members at awards breakfast

The 11th annual "Rise and Shine" awards breakfast was held June 15 at the Carnation Golf Course. The Snoqualmie Valley Community Network honored 20 individuals and organizations that "rise to the occasion and make the Valley shine" and strengthen a sense of community.

2007 Rise and

Shine Award winners

* Vic Okerlund started the River Sense Project in the Snoqualmie Valley as a grassroots community program to teach river safety and citizenry to youth.

* Bob Beymer devoted weekends to bring in teams from his management leadership class at Seattle University to update, landscape and repair the Encompass House Transitional Home to be ready for a family to move into.

* The Berg family - Chad, Jennifer, Michela, Erika and Sierra - volunteer at the Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center.

* Michelle Haas served as honor society president at Cedarbrook High School, Bible Club president and was in the Random Acts of Kindness Club, Teens against Tobacco Use and the Natural Helpers Program.

* Celedonio and Celina Gomez are consistent and amazing volunteers at Hopelink's evening food banks.

* Pat Beagle has served as a food bank volunteer with Hopelink for more than three years. She also volunteers at day and evening food banks and helps clients select produce.

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