Skagit Adventist School 's New Addition A Volunteer Effort

December 01, 2004 | Pat Mehler

Skagit Adventist School (SAS) recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new addition to their school building. Dedicated on Sept. 11, this large new addition will help meet the needs of the school now and in the future. During the service the teaching staff were also honored and dedicated for the new school year.

Families from the North Cascade and Mount Vernon churches, and those from the Spanish Church that meets at the school each Sabbath, participated in the event.

Currently SAS, under the directon of Principal Terry Lee, serves children from Kinderschool through tenth grade. The school is located just east of the city of Burlington, Wash.

Students from grades two through four participated in the service, singing under the direction of Malcolm Peterson.

Paul Coneff, Mount Vernon church pastor, offered the teacher dedication and Gary Fogelquist, North Cascade Church pastor, offered the building consecration. Kaarsten Lang, parent and chair of the school board, opened the service and later shared a word for those β€œIn His Service.”

A great deal of the work on the building expansion was done by numerous volunteers under the able direction of Carl Crawford, assisted by his wife, DonnaJean. Due to the Crawfords' connections with the SAGE and Marantha organizations, volunteers came from many areas to bless us with their dedicated effort, "camping out" at the school over the summer. In honor of their hard work, the school board named the new space the Carl and DJ Crawford Addition.