Community news briefs — April 29, 2020

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2020 1:30am
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Writers group nixes May meeting

The local Christian writers group has canceled its May meeting in light of restrictions concerning group gatherings.

The group’s next meeting is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at Peninsula Friends Church, 1291 N. Barr Road, Port Angeles. In lieu of a guest speaker, the group will have participants share their writing.

Shepherd’s Festival canceled

Organizers of the annual Shepherds’ Festival said this year’s event has been canceled but plans to be back in 2021.

This year’s event was scheduled for May 25.

The festival traditionally showcases arts and crafts, sheep shearing demonstrations, herding dog demonstrations, a petting farm and food at the Sequim Prairie Grange

Corrado selected for Charter Review Commission

The Clallam County Charter Review Commission on April 23 appointed Anthony Corrado to fill a District I vacancy.

In following precedent, commissioners agreed by a unanimous vote to select the candidate who received the next highest votes in the general election in the district corresponding to the vacancy.

Corrado succeeds commissioner Ted Miller of Sequim, who died on April 10.

For more about the Charter Review Commission, contact the clerk at agores@co.clallam.wa.us or 360-417-2256.

Drop-off center shortens hours

The Donation Drop-off Center to support the COVID-19 pandemic response at Greywolf Elementary School, 171 Carlsborg Road in Sequim, reduced hours of operations this week to 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Monday-Friday.

The Donation Drop-off Center was established by the Emergency Coordination Center in late March to support the public donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand sanitizers and disinfectant wipes needed for the emergency response efforts by local agencies.

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