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November 27, 2014

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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-15 Journal photo by Natalie Johnson Shelton resident Karen Pursey has organized a holiday helmet drive in memory of Justin Arnold, a Shelton teenager who died this summer from a head injury sustained while Iongboarding. Drop boxes for the helmets are located at several Shelton locations. Collection bins set up at various Shelton locations By NATAME JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com A Shelton woman is working this holiday season to make sure more children and teenagers are safe when they ride bicycles and skateboards. Karen Pursey has organized a it ... but I expect and demand my 301 Wallace Kneeland Blvd.; State holiday helmet drive in memory of kids wear one," she said. "(Afar Farm Insurance, 821 W. Railroad her former coworker Justin Arnold. the accident) I thought, 'That could Ave.; Crossroads Housing, 71 Sar- Arnold, 17, died from a head in- happen to me.' I vowed that I'm not gison Loop in Shelton; Shelton Val- jury sustained in a longboarding going to do any more rollerblading ley Christian Childcare Develop- injury Aug. 26, Pursey said. without a helmet." ment Center, 200 W. Shelton Valley He wasn't wearing a helmet. Pursey said she reached out toRoad; McDonald's, 2507 Olympic "Justin just touched my heart," Arnold's family, who gave her their Highway N; Vern Fonk Insurance, she said. blessing to have the helmet drive 3005 Northview Circle, Shelton; Pursey said she has long been in his memory, and Domino's Pizza, at 134 N. First an active rollerblader but admitted Collection bins are available at St. in Shelton. she seldomworeahelmet. G'fllis Auto Center, 180 W. Hul- Pursey hopes to distribute the hel- "I've never really thought about bert Road; Shelton Rent-A-Center, mets in the first week of December. HARSTINE ISLAND NEWS e e e We've always kept a bird feeder or two going through- out the winter -- one with seeds and one with suet. And we've usual- ly taken the humming- bird feeder down. Well, before we could get the hummingbird feeder down this year, one pesky, wing-flicking and luminescent bird kept on feeding. This little one seems to have adopted us, and we have been enjoying his daily visits. Now we have to figure out how to keep its water warm on those freezing days. I just wanted to say one By MIKE CALLAGHAN more thanks to the Honored Citizens of the Year -- John Stasburger, Wendy Cobb and Sharon Zeeben -- and Citizen of the Year, Jan Ir- ving. Our island re- volves around those who have a volunteer spirit. Every time there is a gathering, that spirit truly reso- nates. Congratulations to the Pioneer Kiwanis Club, which has just become a 501(c) (3). This is a great benefit to the club, because it can now provide donors with a tax deduction. Club members put in a lot of hard work. Dan- iel Frishman did the bulk of it and acted as the initiative's er dinner with their neighbors be served about 2:30 p.m., driving force. Anyone who has can be served at the corn- depending on how cooperative to deal with the government munity hall. During the past those turkeys in the oven are. needs a medal, and ifI had several years, the HarstineCall Jim and Ruth Irish at one, I would pin it on Daniel's Island Thanksgiving Dinner 426-0266 or Mike and Lin- chest. You will see Kiwanis has become very popular. It is da Benson at 426-7803 to Club members volunteer- a potluck dinner for which the name the type of potluck item ing time at the their holiday community club donates the you will be bringing, because house event this weekend. The turkey, stuffing, mashed po- they will try to make sure Harstine Island ll-ferry or- tatoes and gravy, along with there is a tasty selection avail- nament is one of the items some tea and coffee. You are able for all. they will be selling. When it asked to bring a complimen-Before you know it, Christ- was first ordered, the club tary potluck dish. mas will be here. As is its purchased only a small supply. This year the doors are tradition, the Harstine Island But it proved to be very popu- going to open at 2 p.m. AllTheater Club will present a lar, so more were ordered, and seats will be first-come, first- free Christmas play that's they are here. served. In the past, peopleopen to the public. It is the Happy Thanksgiving to have called to make table club's Christmas gift to the all. Many island families reservations, but this task put island and all attendees. This will be gathered around added stress on a volunteeryeaffs story is a comedy titled their home tables, but those group already taxed with a who want to join in a larg- huge workload. Dinner will see HARSTINE, page A-20