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April 10, 2014

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Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-25 A section of the Mason County Journal elfair Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Serving the communities of Belfair, Allyn, GrapeView, TahUya, Mason Lake, South Shore and Victor NORTH MASON BRIEFS Porch set raffle benefits Belfair senior center Faith in Action Senior Services in Belfair is raf- fling an Adirondack porch set -- two chairs, two foot rests and a table -- to raise money to help build the Hub Center for Seniors in Belfair. Tickets are $5 each, and the drawing will be con- ducted when 300 tickets are sold. Tickets are available at the Faith in Action Senior Services office at 23780 state Route 3, the organiza- tion's Thrift Store at 40 NE Old Belfair Highway or online. Tickets purchased online will be mailed to you. For more information, call 275-0535. United Way seeks Day of Caring volunteers United Way of Mason County will host its sixth annual Day of Caring on June 17. Day of Caring is a countywide event that pro- rides business employees, churches, families and civic groups the opportunity to volunteer for a day-long project benefitting health and human services. epl"ojects are 'hostedby nonprofit "agencis schools and city and county government. The volunteer time allows those agencies to spend more of their money furthering their missions. During last year's event, about 260 volunteers worked on 25 projects in Mason County. They included gardening with the Washington State University Master Gardeners, cleaning up at the Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington, clearing invasive weeds from neighborhood creeks, planting at The Farm at Water's Edge, clearing trails at the Theler Wetlands and cleaning and orga- nizing at the Hood Canal Food Bank. One-page applications for projects can be down- loaded from Unitedwaymason.org and clicking on "Get Involved." The deadline for applications is April 30. TAKING A DIVE Art sought for annual Grapeview festival poster The organizers of the 2014 Grapeview Water and Art Festival are accepting submissions of artistic works for the festival's poster. The winning artist will receive $200. The deadline to enter is June 1. The subject of the work must represent the spirit of the festival, such as images of sailing, fish, boats, marine life, island, trees, the marina, flowers, moun- tains, beaches and other wildlife. It should be sized so that it is 16-by-20 inches framed, or ll-by-14 inches with a mat opening, but submit the piece unframed and without mat- ting. Each artist is allowed one entry, and the piece must have been completed within the last two years. The artist must sign it. The organizers will add the words "Grapeview Water and Art Festival" to the posters printed for sale at the festival, so consider this in your design. The winner will be notified by June 9, and will be asked to sign a permission letter to copy the poster for sale at the Fair Harbor Marina, the festival and possibly for publicity. For more information, call Mary Baker or Phil Stewart at 277-3673. see BRIEFS, page A-26 Herald photo by Gordon Weeks Ducks find nourishment Monday alongside the Theler Wetlands trail in Belfair. Fowl, as well as humans, saw sunny weather turn to showers this week. Temperatures could reach 70 degrees by the weekend.