Community news briefs — Dec. 8, 2021

’Socks for Santa’

The Sequim Valley Lions Club is initiating “Socks for Santa,” a new holiday event that gathers new, warm socks for those in need in the community.

There are two drop-off locations: KSQM 91.5 FM, 609 W. Washington St., and Serenity Thrift Store, 551 W. Washington St.

The drive continues through Jan 1.

For more information, call Diane Neubert, Sequim Valley Lions Project Chair, at 562-233-0902.

‘Christmas for Critters’ fundraiser helps local animal groups

A trio of local animal support organizations are seeking donations (items and funding) through the “Christmas for Critters” fundraiser.

Organizations include Olympic Peninsula Humane Society (OPHS), Olympic Peninsula Equine Network (OPEN) Horse Rescue and Jefferson County Humane Society.

Wish list items for OPHS and the Jefferson County Humane Society include dry and canned dog and cat food, bleach wipes, laundry detergent, disinfectant, kitty litter, AA and AA batteries, gift cards, dog beds, exam gloves and dog shampoo.

OPEN wish list items include arena sand, 5/8 minus gravel, local grass hay, haystack special blend, side panels and gift cards.

Donation locations include: The Co-Op Farm & Garden, 216 E. Washington St.; Coastal Farm & Ranch, 990 E. Washington St., and Leitz Farm Supply, 259110 U.S. Highway 101.

Library group sets Saturday sale

The Friends of Sequim Library group hosts a sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 11 at Rock Plaza, 10131 Old Olympic Highway.

Some items of interest include Reiki and meditation books, JFK collection of Amerivox phone cards, 57 Zane Grey (Waler Black edition) novels, and more than 20 Library of America volumes, as well as many books, CDs and DVDs suitable for holiday giving.

Masks required and social distancing requested.

All proceeds raised fund library programs for children and adults.

Kiwanis group selling water filters for fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness is selling the Emergency-H2O Water Filter Roll-up as a fundraiser and to help peninsula communities be better prepared for disaster. The club will be selling these filters from 3- 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Mariner Café, 609 W. Washington St. They now cost $50 each total; pay with cash or check.

These filter systems will filter up to 10 gallons per hour and are good for 3,000 gallons when properly maintained, fundraiser organizers say.

For more information, call Ted Lund at 360-477-4742.