Camp Gilead 5K nets $7,000 for scholarships

  • Written by Kimberly Mallory
Becca Pitts of Carnation stays focused during the Camp Gilead 5K Memorial Day run. Courtesy photo.
It was a gorgeous Northwest day for Camp Gilead’s first- ever 5K Memorial Day Fun Run/Walk to help raise money for camper scholarships.

Over 260 people came out to Gilead for the event – from all over the greater Seattle area, as far as the Bellingham area as well as central Oregon.

Christ Fellowship of Everson, Wash. brought down a group of 20 junior highers and parents just for the race. They also raised money on their own to help even more campers through the scholarship fund.

Many of the runners experienced Gilead for the first time, drawn by the opportunity to run in a 5K. An incredible team of over 50 volunteers helped out with registration, parking, serving breakfast and on the race route.

The run was followed by a pancake breakfast, awards ceremony and the annual Memorial Day service with Chaplain Bill Gasser.

Winner in the male division was Mitchell Briggs, 19, of Everett with a time of 15:30.

The female winner was Mimi Meggison, 13, of Lynden with a time of 20:20.

One hundred percent of the expenses for the race were sponsored by friends of Camp Gilead, local businesses and supporting churches.

Thanks to those who took part in this first-ever event at Camp Gilead. We were able to raise close to $7,000 for scholarships.

More pictures of the race day can be found at or view race results at

Know of someone who needs a scholarship? Let’s get them to camp! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The camp offers numerous programs and events. For more information, visit

Camp Gilead will be providing free child care and a children’s program for children ages 5 and under during next year’s race.

The 2012 Gilead River Run is planned for Memorial Day May 28th – Save the date and join us!

Carnation 4th celebration road closure

  • Written by Valley View Staff
On July 4, State Route 203 through Carnation will be closed from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. SR 203 will be closed from Myrtle Street to Morrison Street. There will be posted detour routes for local and through traffic.

Sarah Kelm graduates from Moody

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Sarah Higgins Kelm, daughter of John and Claudia Higgins of Carnation, Wash., graduated from the Biblical Studies major of the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago on May 14. Kelm, a 1997 graduate of Cedarcrest High School, received a bachelor of science degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies program, in which Kelm studied, trains students in Bible, theology, ministry and general education.

Moody Bible Institute was founded by evangelist Dwight Lyman Moody in 1886. Its purpose is to equip and motivate people to advance the cause of Christ through ministries that educate, edify and evangelize.

Moody is best known for its education branch, which includes an undergraduate school, graduate theological seminary, aviation school and distance learning. Other Moody ministries include Moody Publishers and Moody Radio.

Road closure for Fall City Days

  • Written by Valley View Staff

The Fall City Days Committee is announcing the road closure on Saturday, June 18, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The location is SR 202 between milepost 21.71 which is the Preston-Fall City Road and milepost 20.64 which is 324th Avenue S.E.

Valley Letters

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

REF Duvall 5K/10K Fun to Run in the SUN

On June 5, 2011, Riverview Education Foundation hosted the 6th annual Duvall 5K/10K Runs under sunny blue skies. It was a great morning of competition and camaraderie and REF wants to say "thank you!" to Duvall and the surrounding running communities for your participation. We also want to say "thanks!" to our amazing volunteers: this event was made possible by a dedicated group of course marshals, medical personnel, water station workers, registration volunteers, post-race food coordinators, sweeps, pacers, photographers, finish chute workers and clean up crew. Without them, there would simply be no race. They do a tremendous job!

Hats off to our wonderful sponsors as well! Please visit them here: We sure are grateful for their help and support – their generosity makes fundraising for health and wellness programming in the Riverview School District a reality. We sincerely appreciate their hands-on community involvement.

So a big thanks to all of you and save the date: we’ll see you at the start line in June 2012!

Happy running,

Paige Denison, Race Director

Dean Vergillo, Course Director