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Seniors attempting to build facility near Japanese Gulch trailhead


Last updated 8/28/2019 at 2:18pm

Dode Carlson

A drawing by Fred Baxter for a senior center. Mukilteo Senior Association Dode Carlson and others in her group want the center built at the Japanese Gulch trailhead off 76th Street Southwest, but there are some hoops to jump through to make that happen.

Dode Carlson's ultimate goal is getting a senior center built in Mukilteo.

Carlson, president of the Mukilteo Senior Association, joked that once that happens, she's "out of here."

"But seriously," she said, "it's my passion and I've been driven by it for years now. It will be good for the city, and it will be gorgeous."

Carlson joined the association a few years ago and quickly ascended to president. Since she joined, the Mukilteo Senior Association's membership has grown from about 20 to over 150.

Over the last few years, Carlson and other members of the senior association have toured dif...

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