Gothard Sisters; Toys for Tots | Holiday Briefs


Last updated 12/3/2020 at 11:47am

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The Gothard Sisters

Christmas with The Gothard Sisters now available

Edmonds' the Gothard Sisters are doing what everyone else is during in 2020 – they're adapting.

"We know that our Celtic Christmas tour has become an annual tradition for you, as well as for us," they wrote on their website.

"The idea that we would not be able to celebrate and play music for you all to ring in the season this year was saddening. And we can't have that. So we're fixing the problem. We're putting our Christmas show online this year."

You can watch a full-length Celtic Christmas show at from Dec. 4 through Christmas Day.

The show is family friendly.

There is no fee, but donation options will be available for those interested.

Toys for Tots taking donations through Dec. 14

Edward Jones in Edmonds is one of the designated drop-off locations for this year's Marine Corp Reserve Toys for Tots campaign. You can drop off a new, unwrapped present at the office 8 a.m.-4 p.m. through Dec. 14.

Edward Jones is at 313 Main St., Edmonds.

If you're unable to drop off a donation, the office will pick it up. Call 425-776-2870.

If you prefer, you can brighten the holidays for a child by donating a toy directly to Toys for Tots. To learn more, visit

Giving tree at Frances Anderson Center

The city of Edmonds and Volunteers of America is once again sponsoring the Giving Tree program.

An outdoor tree display with tags is located at the front entrance of the Frances Anderson Center. Be sure to wear a mask and stop by to pick up a tag to donate a gift to a local child in need. The tags are provided by Volunteers of America Western Washington and the gifts will be donated to local children in Snohomish County.


The tags are for children from 1 to 12 years of age and are designated for students and families in the ECEAP (Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program) preschools and children in the Volunteers of America Short-Term Shelter.

Purchase the gift, wrap it and bring gift and tag to the Frances Anderson Center, at 700 Main St., by Dec. 16. Gift tags and drop-off are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. A secure donation drop box is available for social distancing drop off. Be sure to attach your tag to your wrapped gift.

Volunteers of America has been working to provide vital services to the most vulnerable in Western Washington since 1898. The organization has a history of effective and compassionate assistance such as food for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, youth development for at-risk children, help for adults with disabilities, and many other needs.

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Celebration of Lights at Frances Anderson Center

The annual Celebration of Lights event is on at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.

This donation program goes toward the Edmonds Youth Scholarship Fund, which enables Edmonds' children to participate in recreation programs who would not otherwise have the opportunity.

The display will be posted virtually as well as on the Frances Anderson Center field fencing on Main Street through Jan. 2.

For $5 per light, you can honor someone, remember something, or put down something you wish for. Donations of greater than $5 will be noted with a star.

Forms are available at the Frances Anderson Center, over the phone at 425-771-0230, or online at


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