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Community comes together | LETTER TO THE EDITOR
To the editor:
The 15th year of Northwest Language Academy’s Language Day Camps was a great success, with French, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese camps for toddlers, parents and children.
Our 68 camp participants delighted in the spacious grounds of the cultural center on Langley Road, visited with local craftsmen, artists and musicians, and made traditional international food, all while learning a new language. Some of our favorite moments included archery at French Camp, meditation at the Tahoma Zen Monastery in Freeland for Japanese Camp, flying Chinese kites and the final day gala performance from all! Pictures and videos can be seen on our website, www.nwlanguageacademy.com, and Facebook page.
We’d like to publicly thank those members of our wonderful community whose generous contributions to our scholarship fund gave many of our campers the chance to participate. The local community raised more than $7,000, a heartening 70 percent of our goal. Ultimately we would like to see all children be able to participate in these life-changing cultural programs, regardless of ability to pay.
Our thanks to Stephan and Ronlyn Schwartz, James Maynard, Maureen Murphy of Bayview Farm & Garden, John Cave, Vic Hanson of Hanson’s Lumber, Marty Behr, David Parent of Useless Bay Animal Clinic, Gene and Tamar Felton of the Star Store, Linda Good, Carolyn Tamler, Kim Jones of Boomerang, Eric and Lisa Patrin at South Whidbey Animal Clinic, Jim Porter of Porter Whidbey Insurance, Barbara Prochnau, Norm Bodine, Jenn and Sieb Jurriaans of Prima Bistro, Frank Parra of Sebo’s, Jon Lamb of Les Schwab, Beth and Gary Smith of Mukilteo Coffee, Dr. Robert Jangaard, attorney Doug Kelly, Maureen Sarkis of Village Pizzeria, Sommer Joy of Maple Ridge, Bret Christensen of Celtic Viking Jewelry, Sara Campbell, Linda Morris, Jan Neil of Clinton Liquor and Whidbey Telecom for their support.
To learn more about our ongoing camp sponsorship campaign, or to make a tax deductible donation, email Josette Hendrix at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome everyone to visit the NWLA Cultural Center at 5023 Langley Road in Langley, enjoy a tour and learn more about what we do.
JOSETTE HENDRIX, NWLA
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Northwest Language Academy