Saturday, June 24, 2017 This Week's Paper

Annual district-wide art show and fun run

// Money raised will fulfill wish of 5-year-old girl with cancer

Fife School District’s annual district-wide art show happens May 23 at the Columbia Junior High School library, while outside there will be a 5K fun run/walk going on to help a little girl with cancer see her wish come true.

The art show always attracts a big crowd of students, families, friends and folks in the community who come to view the amazing breadth of art made by Fife's K-12 students. This event will also offer the opportunity for Columbia's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club to hold the run/walk to raise money for 5-year-old Ava of Lynnwood.

"Adopted" by the Columbia FBLA through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, young Ava has cancer. Her wish is to go to Disneyland to meet all the Disney princesses, so the FBLA has set a goal to raise $2,500 for Ava's family to get her there. Donations of any amount are being gratefully accepted now through a donation website at A tax receipt will be automatically generated. Donations can also be sent to Columbia Jr. High, 2901 54th St. E., Fife, WA 98424.

Those who wish to participate in the fun run can visit the Columbia Junior High website at (click on "Schools" and choose Columbia Jr. High) for an online registration form, or sign up the day of the race. The 5K route is approximately 3.1 miles and will encompass the junior high school grounds and across the street through Dacca Park. All levels of runners/walkers are welcome. The course is fully paved and wheelchair accessible. First aid will also be available. Check-in is at 5 p.m.; race time is 6 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer to help with the 5K fun run/walk, contact Melissa Brownell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Keith Hannah at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).