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Nagel, Good-Vlahovich honored with ‘Coin’


A big coin recognizing labors of love and caring was given to Sue Nagel and Virginia Good-Vlahovich for their long time commitment to the Helping Hands Solution Center in Sedro-Woolley. Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates created the "Challenge Coins" to honor community doers of good deeds. – Photo courtesy of Virginia Good-Vlahovich

Snee-Oosh area resident Sue Nagel and La Conner High alum Virginia Good-Vlahovich have invested much time and energy into helping combat food insecurity in Skagit County.

Those efforts paid off in a big way – with a public tribute from former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates July 17.

Gates passed out “Challenge Coins” bearing his name and a national seal to honor their volunteer work at Helping Hands Solution Center in Sedro-Woolley, the largest direct emergency food provider in Skagit County, serving 1,000 or more families each week.

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