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Milton Police Department declares spaghetti war to raise funds for new station

Milton Mayor Debra Perry and Milton City Council will participate in a Spaghetti War to help pay for the completion of the new police station.

The  old library space is being converted into the new station, according to a news release from the department.

The event is Saturday, April 13, from 3-7 p.m.  There will be a spaghetti sauce challenge followed by a spaghetti dinner. Advance tickets are available at City Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event.

Attendees can enjoy dinner and enter their family sauce recipe, according to the release.

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Foundation provides Daffodil Royalty Court $53,000 in scholarships

The annual Daffodil Festival is known for parades, pageantry and princesses. Beyond the title of princess and queen, the 24 girls from high schools across Pierce County are given scholarships from the Daffodil Scholarship Foundation to help each of them attend college.

The foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, a separate entity from the Daffodil Festival that provides the Daffodil Royal Court with funding for continued education each year.

“We want to be able to provide these girls with a higher education,” said Sue Hudson, foundation president. “That was one of the reasons the foundation was

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