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Councilmember Phillips presents ‘big check’ to senior center

Posted by Geeky Swedes on March 4th, 2011

The Ballard NW Senior Center received a “big check” today from King County.

Councilmember Larry Phillips presented $15,000 for the center’s 2011 operations. “Despite the tight budget, it was important to me to secure funding for Ballard Northwest Senior Center because the center relies on county funding to keep their doors open for low income seniors to have access to meals, programs, and social activities,” said Larry Phillips. “The senior center is a great resource to the community, and I enjoy getting out there for lunch at least once a year to keep in touch with Ballard area seniors.” (Disclosure: Councilmember Phillips is a sponsor of MyBallard.)

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11 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 fil lawrence // Mar 4, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    “…despite the tight budget, it was important to me to spend an extra $80 to have this giant check printed out and professionally mounted to foam core.”

  • 2 Tom Mattausch // Mar 4, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    If he got that dog and pony show done for $80, I want to know how. I bet that consumed 2-3% of the gift.

  • 3 onederfullone // Mar 5, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Okay, it’s a photo op. But seriously, it’s good thing.

    And if you can, donate or volunteer for meals on wheels.

    It really is vital, and appreciated.

  • 4 gumba // Mar 5, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Larry had the big check done years ago and laminated so he can use and re-use it for the many good projects and programs he has supported over the years. Kudos to him for coming through once again.

  • 5 Healthypearls // Mar 5, 2011 at 6:02 am

    well lets call it what it was, a very very appreciated gift! The senior center can use it. Thank you!

  • 6 Goober // Mar 5, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Everything cost money. The gas everyone spent to get their, the lights to light the room. Even the paper to distribute the handouts. And yes the check.

  • 7 Anonymous // Mar 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Once again Larry proves his finest skill is giving away money earned by others.

  • 8 Wanka // Mar 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you Larry’s staff member for the clarification…

  • 9 Wonka // Mar 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    So true — what has the man ever really done — save for work on his tan – sponge off taxpayers and live off his mom’s inheritance….

    Now I hear he is wanting to run for Mayor — guess getting spanked for the county executive wasn’t enough.

  • 10 Clare Fredrickson // Mar 7, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    It is wonderful to see someone supporting the Senior Center.

  • 11 Coryclassic // Mar 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Mr Phillips presented the check as if it was his money he was giving. He even signed the check. The least he could do is thank the people who actually paid for it.

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