Christmas House is run by volunteers who, throughout the year, plan, purchase and receive donations all culminating in a service for low income households during the holidays, not only for holiday presents but for warm coats, appliances and other needs. The work the volunteers do year after year is exhausting and rewarded only at the end of the season, when the supplies have been distributed. Unfortunately, there is always a greater need year after year, and more donations are always needed to fulfill the demand.
My experience here has been in a keg from Scuttlebutt for a Super Bowl party. It was EXCELLENT. I have a slightly more sophisticated pallet now from when I was in college and drinking whatever was in the keg, and this beer was awesome. I recommend their kegs for any occasion you are planning. It's one of the things I remember most about the evening.
My daughter was enrolled in a summer horse camp here a few summers ago. It was a good experience, but the owner/staff did seem a little more gruff even towards the kids that I would have liked. While they kids came out of their end of camp show feeling good, I still wondered if I had done the right thing by bringing her.
I could very well not have all information, but this is the vibe I did get. Didn't expect nurturing but also didn't want the staff to be unapproachable.
On your way up Highway 9, be sure to stop here, next to Harvey Airfield, for some grocery bags of fresh fruit and even a 1/2 gallon of fresh milk in a glass bottle (with deposit)...milk really does taste better in glass. You'll come back to refill it!
The decor follows the theme observed with the EMP itself. The menu is limited and prices high, but a trip to EMP means you do have some extra cash! When the weather is right tables are available outside for people watching in front of Seattle Center.
We saw Under the Sea 3D here last week, and there wasn't a bad seat in the house. The screen is so large, and the seats at such an angle, that no tall person in front of you matters. It's much cleaner than most normal movie theaters as well.
We've both browsed and purchased here; their end of year sales are worth coming down for. The store reminds me of the furniture stores I used to browse with my parents in the 70's. Quality furniture and delivered as promised.
Jerry's has been in Everett a long time! And we've come here for camping items and also enjoy looking through the hunting gear, decoys. Their Carhartt clothing goes on good sale occasionally and that's a draw for us also.
The only time I have been in, to be honest, is during the Halloween season, when we were able to find a hard to locate costume for my teen daughter...I was impressed with the massive selection of accessories, and the Christmas Tree decorations were up and spectacular, also. There is also a very large party supply section.
I always love the convenience of being able to pay for a car wash with my gas tab. Diamond Jim's automatic car wash is gentle on the car, gets almost all the spots (I have to admit I've found a just a few areas that didn't get hit as well as the others) but without hand towels doing the job, can not complain. Reasonable prices and choices of degrees of wash service.