Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser go to Mercer Island Youth and Family Services. Photo courtesy of Kim Richards

YFS pumpkin sales continue | Business briefs

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  • Monday, November 21, 2016 9:39am
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YFS Pumpkin sales continue

There’s still time to purchase glass pumpkins for the annual Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS). Though Halloween is over, autumn is well underway and the holidays are just around the corner.

Proceeds directly support MIYFS, the city of Mercer Island’s Human Services Department, which touches every member of the community through counselors in the schools, senior outreach and advocacy, affordable family and individual counseling, arrested youth and early intervention programs, family assistance and the Thrift Shop.

The fundraiser will continue through November at these locations: Aljoya, Banner Bank, Cascade Frames, Chamber of Commerce, Mercer Island Community and Event Center, David Weed, DDS, Island Books, Mercer Island Florist, MIYFS at Luther Burbank Park and Yogabliss.

MIYFS partners with Joni Johnson and Roberta Wyde, who are both Islanders, and several of their glass artists colleagues. For more, call 206-275-7754.

Nominate a ‘Business of the Year’ by Nov. 21

The Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the Business of the Year Award, which recognizes a business that has made a significant impact on Mercer Island’s economic vitality or brought value and benefit to the community over the past year.

This is the 12th year for this annual award. Nominations are open to all and not limited to chamber members. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 21. Past winners include Studio 904, Auto Spa, North Mercer QFC, Tatters, Albertsons, Mercer Island Florist, Island Books, Aljoya, Island Crust Cafe and Mercer Island Farmers Market, AuCourant/the Den/POSH and JayMarc Homes.

The nomination form is online at http://files.constantcontact.com/6e1a4b2c001/cdef7320-86a1-4a63-9071-7501574a0ee0.pdf. Forms are also available in the chamber office, as well as at the next chamber luncheon. Call the chamber office at 206-232-3404 with questions.

Give thanks with crafts and pizza at Island Crust

Island Crust Cafe is hosting a free Kid’s Craft Day from noon to 3 p.m. on Nov. 20 to promote Thanksgiving culture within the community. All ages are welcome, but kids under 13 are encouraged. All supplies and a regular menu will be provided.

RSVP by calling 206-232-7878 or by emailing info@islandcrustcafe.com.

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