Hazen students meet in Olympia, and more community news…

Red Cross shortage of type O blood

The American Red Cross announced Feb. 25 a severe shortage of type O blood and urges donors to donate now.

Donors are asked to make an appointment to donate by visiting RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

The John L. Scott Real Estate office at 4735 NE 4th St. in Renton will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16.

Hazen students meet in Olympia

On Feb. 19 Hazen students Gary Tou, Monica Yu and Jennie Ha met with Rep. Steve Bergquist in Olympia to promote Career Technical Education (CTE) and Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) like Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) and Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA).

These students, who are all in of clubs like FBLA and DECA, believe that business education is very important and clubs allow for students to gain experiences and grow their business skills and knowledge.

During the meeting with Bergquist, they also discussed the importance of getting involved with the community through activities such as volunteering and voting.

This information was provided by Gary Tou.

New Firestone location announced

On Feb. 22 Bridgestone Retail Operations announced the grand opening of its Firestone Complete Auto Care location in Renton.

The store celebrated with a ribbon cutting Feb. 22 with Renton Mayor Denis Law, Councilmember Ruth Perez and King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove.

The Firestone Complete Auto Care is located at 17808 108th Avenue. Store hours and other information can be found online at www.firestonecompleteautocare.com.

Soos Creek garden center celebrates opening

Wednesday, March 6 will mark the season opening of the Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center.

Every third Wednesday “Red Barn Programs” are held as well as other workshops throughout the season covering a variety of topics, according to a media release.

A variety of perennials, shrubs and tress are also available for purchase.

The garden is located near state Route 18 at 29308 132nd Ave. SE in Auburn.

The hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information visit, www.sooscreekbotanicalgarden.org or call 253-639-0949.