The Hutton Settlement was recognized this week for Outstanding Achievement in Stewardship by the Washington State Historic Preservation Society.
The award recognizes a continuing effort to preserve and protect historic properties. The Hutton Settlement, which was honored during a reception in Olympia on Tuesday, was one of three organizations recognized statewide for Outstanding Achievement in Stewardship.
Levi Hutton, himself an orphan, founded the settlement for displaced and orphaned children in 1919. The Hutton Settlement is listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
Two Sheriff’s Department volunteers were honored Thursday by the Optimist Club of the Spokane Valley with Respect of Law awards.
T. Rhea Coble, a SCOPE volunteer, and Keith Kirkingburg, a Sheriff’s Department volunteer chaplain, were honored for their dedication and service to law enforcement, said Irene Zimmer, a Valley Optimist Club member.
Coble has worked as a volunteer in several areas for the Sheriff’s Department.
Last fall, Kirkingburg organized an effort to replace an adult-sized tricycle that was stolen from a 13-year-old Greenacres girl who suffers from cerebral palsy. An Opportunity man donated a used tricycle to the girl, and several other people donated hundreds of dollars.
Optimist clubs promote citizenship and respect for law enforcement along with youth services.
SCOPE events planned
Volunteers at the SCOPE East station are accepting donations for a yard sale they are planning later this month.
Proceeds from the May 31 sale will benefit the SCOPE East station.
Donations can be made by calling 924-1827, 891-0826, or 922-7119. Volunteers will pick up and store the items.
Across the Valley at SCOPE West Valley, volunteers will host the group’s monthly meeting on Thursday. A 6:30 p.m. potluck dinner will precede the meeting at the Millwood Town Hall.
The meeting’s main topic will be the annual community picnic and parade to be held on June 7. The meeting is open to the public.
Holman Gardens breakfast
Holman Gardens retirement center residents are hosting a pancake breakfast today.
Breakfast runs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at Holman Gardens, 12912 E. 12th. A raffle and bake sale also are planned.
The event is being held in conjunction with the state’s Homes for the Aging Week. Money is being raised to pay for a resident project or activity that has yet to be determined.
Pancakes, sausage or bacon, and coffee or juice are on the menu. Tickets are $3.50 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.
Raffle tickets are $1 each. Twenty-two items valued at more than $450 will be raffled off.
County panel positions open
The Spokane County Water Quality Advisory Committee and Historic Landmarks Commission each have openings.
The water quality applicant must live within commissioner District 1 and would finish the remainder of the term.
Applicants for the Historic Landmarks Commission will be appointed jointly by the city and county and must be a state-certified general real estate appraiser. The applicant also should have experience or interest in historic preservation. The term is for three years.
Resumes and applications should be submitted to the county commissioners’ office at 1116 W. Broadway. The application deadline for both positions is June 3.
Applications are available in the commissioners’ office. For more information call Demeris Skaggs at 456-2265.