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Vivian Smallwood “35 Years of Service” Celebration

May 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Congratulations to Vivian Smallwood for 35 years of service with WSU Skagit County Extension.

Time flies when you’ve having a good time, and for Vivian Smallwood, her 35 years as WSU Skagit County Food Safety and Preservation Advisor has been fun for all. Vivian joined the Master Food Preserver team back in 1982 as a volunteer, then a few years later became a WSU staff member.

She’s been teaching ever since, offering classes and workshops in canning, freezing and fermentation. Her kraut-making skills and salsa recipes are legendary. She answers questions during her food demonstrations and returns calls that come in on the WSU Food Safety advice line.

Vivian is a treasure and a talent! Her classes fill quickly and attendees are inspired, entertained and trained in best practice in safe food handling and successful food preservation techniques. She has a wealth of knowledge that she gladly shares and is an engaging presenter—a joy for those who attend her classes. One attendee stated “learning from Vivian reminds me of being with my grandma in the kitchen—warm and inviting…I learned so much in such a short time.”

You are invited to join in on the celebration to honor Vivian’s contribution to the community on
Tuesday, May 23rd, 12 noon – 1 pm
WSU Skagit County Extension Office
11768 Westar Lane, Suite A, Burlington
Please R.S.V.P. at
or call 360-428-4270 for a buffet luncheon and celebration


May 23, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Diane Smith
360-428-4270, ext. 240


WSU Skagit County Extension
11768 Westar Lane, Burlington, WA 98233, USA
Burlington, Washington 98233 United States
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360-428-4270, ext 0