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Annual Free Shredding Event and Food Drive

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To Shred Or Not To Shred? The Answer Is Shred...

Plan To Attend Our FREE Shred and Food Drive Event On Saturday, October 12th 2019 from 9 AM - 12 PM.

Community members are welcome to join us at The Little Blue House on Colby to destroy documents containing sensitive and personal information on Saturday, October 12th.

3625 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201

FREE, FREE, FREE!

That’s right, there is no cost to bring your documents to The Law Office Of Rick H. Merrill where office employees will be onsite to help community members carry boxes, shred documents.

Documents will be destroyed by Proshed, a professional document destruction service with a mobile shredding unit. You can watch your documents be shredded right before your eyes!

Donate Non- Perishable Food Items...

Bring any non-perishable goods you may want to donate to help us support our local food banks.

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Donations for Beck's Place

Hand made scarves by Kaylan

Hand made scarves by Kaylan

Thank You for Helping Your Community

We want to thank Kaylan for the donation of these handmade scarves. We will be delivering these to Beck’s Place in Monroe. Your kindness and thinking of others is appreciated.

We accept donations to support Beck’s Place here at the office.

  • Cat and dog food

  • Dog sweaters or coats

  • Hygiene Items

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Sleeping or outdoor supplies

  • or other items noted on their website.

These items are shared with those in our local community who are struggling. At Beck’s Place they are committed to helping people and pets move forward in life.  Keeping families together is important to Beck's Place and pets are part of the family. 

Helping in our local community is something that each one of us can do.  

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Cookies Feed Girls Scout Dreams

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Girl Scout Cookies Feed Girl Scout Dreams...

Each year the sales of Girl Scout cookies provide funds for great learning adventures, and other opportunities for girls.  In addition these Girl Scouts are learning a variety of valuable life skills while they are planning, setting up, selling and reporting their sales of these delightful morsels.

It is exciting to listen to the girls tell us their goals and the things they enjoy in Girl Scouts. Keira and Payton of Troop 43244 are working to raise money for a trip to Disneyland next year. Ellie and Gabby of Troop 44087 are raising money to provide funds to participate in Summer Camps.

Rick likes to help youth reach for their goals and has been purchasing Girls Scout Cookies for the past several years. These young ladies sold Merrill Law a total of 40 boxes of Girls Scout Cookies,

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Girl Scout Cookies

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Mighty Girl Scout Cookies…

The sales of Girl Scout cookies provide funds for great learning adventures, and other opportunities for girls.  Last year our Girls Scouts were earning money to keep having fun learning, Girl Scout camp, and a trip to Disneyland.

In addition these Girl Scouts are learning a variety of valuable life skills while they are setting up, selling and reporting their sales of these delightful morsels.

For the past several years Rick has been supporting this Girls Scout Cookie sales.

Cookies Anyone…

Update- All of our Appointments have been booked. Thank you for your quick response. We are looking forward to tasting these delightful morsels.

We are looking for 4 Girl Scouts to come into the office and sell us 10 boxes of delicious cookies.  

It is best to call the office to get our order and to make an appointment You can reach us at 425-259-4972

We like to share who stopped by the office with cookies to sell to Rick. We would love to post your picture on Rick’s Website.  

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Snowmageddon Tale

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Todays Saga...

Began with a stop at the Co-Op Feed store in Everett. They made quick work of loading about 700 pounds of feed for Rick’s animals.

Stocking up...

Since it is not far from my house I said that I would be happy to pick it up and deliver it for him.

“Turn off the paved road!”

The neighborhood is filled with some intense hills. The truck handled amazing on the way in, however for the final hill I turned on the 4 wheel drive. I heard a pop of sorts as the truck lost its traction and began to slide rapidly back down the hill. I frantically shifted from 1st gear to reverse while trying to steer the slide and with a swish the drivers side went into the ditch.

A Delightful Sight...

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The track hoe was huge! Just what my beast of at truck, a 4x4 Crew Cab Dually Diesel, was going to need. He pulled me out of the ditch and anchored me as I backed down to safety. We loaded the feed into the “Wonder Buggy” to make the trip to the barn.

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Since I was having a terrible time with traction it was time pull out the chains. The Wonder Buggy returned and after we chained up the front and the outside duals I headed onward and upward.

Slip Sliding Away...

There was several inches of snow over an icy surface from the past storm. As soon as you crush the new snow, the texture acts like water on top of ice. A long straight climb came to a halt for my Jolly Green Giant.

Get a Move On…

It was important to get off the hill, so I backed up to get traction, rolling forward slowly, rocking the rig forward and back to get some momentum, accelerating quickly, trying to steer to the side, different gears, and 4x4 settings. Nope still stuck.

Pretty soon there are trucks trying to come down the hill, and trucks behind me trying to go up, and me a stuck in the muck, in the middle.

The next hour...

Included the neighbors digging into the gravel road and breaking off small branches and spreading sand to provide traction for my tires. Bouncing on the tailgate while driving.

The rescue truck they brought down...got its slide on, so they could not tow me up. In order to gain more traction they let some air out of the tires of that rig. I was not comfortable doing that with my dual wheels, as squishy Duallys that touch each other can cause a blowout.

We discovered that my 4 wheel drive is not working and seemed to contribute to the traction control issues. The truck was in my opinion over reactive, however when we put it back into 2 wheel drive it settled down. The joy and relief that I felt as I followed it up the hill, was huge.

It Takes a Village...

These amazing neighbors treated me like one of their own. The energy that they put in to each idea was astounding. Thank you for getting me and my Jolly Green Giant back on the road and home to my family this evening.

Today We Used…

A tow strap and chain, 2 pairs of tire chains, a bungie cord, 100 pounds of sand, 350 pounds of rocks between the wheel wells, rocks to use as wheel chocks, plywood for a smooth surface, shovel, assorted tools, gloves, and a flashlight hat…lots of ideas!

Traction is a Tricky Thing...

We like to compare the depth of the snow to decide if it is safe to travel. But many times it is the texture of the snow, compact snow and ice, water, slush on each surface that makes or breaks your rigs ability to connect with the road. Ad into that equation the specific hills, and angles of the roadway. Followed by factoring in the shade in a given area and the temperature at the time you are travelling.

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Your traction may also be directly affected by the way the snow began. Was the road covered in rain that froze first? Did the snow fall on top of a sheet of ice, or does the snow actually connect to the grooves of the road.

Be Prepared, Be Safe, Stay Warm, and Thank You for the Help!

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Image Credit: Holly Ramsey

Congratulations 2018 Christmas Tree Photo Winners

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Congratulations to Our First Place Winner...

Your Christmas Tree has won $100 in our Christmas Tree Photo Contest! We enjoyed the delightful display.

Amber Hawthorne Chosen Charity Winner is…

We are very pleased to announce that  Amber has selected the  Women and Children’s Shelter   to receive the $100 Donation.

Congratulations to Our Runner Up Winners…

These photos won $25.00 and the charity of their choice was also awarded $25.00!

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Joe Fitch and the Clothes for kids in Lynnwood   Women and Children’s Shelter   

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Margaret-Mary Morgan and    The Everett Animal Shelter

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Mark Landry and Women and Children’s Shelter   

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Image Credit: Amber Hawthorne, Joe Fitch, Margaret-Mary Morgan, Jessica Rembold, & Mark Landry

Donate to Beck's Place to Help People and Pets

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We are  collecting donations for Beck’s Place in Monroe.  

At Beck’s Place they are committed to helping people and pets move forward in life.  Keeping families together is important to Beck's Place and pets are part of the family. 

The signature program that they offer is a fostering service for those who must leave their pets for medical care, treatment, or other safety reasons.  Melanie , founder of Beck's Place, mentioned that there are many seniors who will refuse care, so they do not need to leave or lose their pets.

Knowing that when they return, their pet will be waiting to rejoin the family is important to many of these owners and allows them to make the choices needed to improve their lives. 

In addition to the fostering service, they meet needs related to food, supplies, cleaning, hygiene items, sleeping and outdoor supplies, and even clothing for both people and pets.
 
Please Bring Your Donation to the Law Office of Rick Merrill

  • We will be accepting donations through the end of the year at 3625 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201. During Business Hours.

We are accepting donations for Beck's Place to be shared with those in our local community who are struggling.

  • Cat and dog food

  • Dog sweaters or coats

  • Hygiene Items

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Sleeping or outdoor supplies

  • or other items noted on their website.

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Image Credit: Holly Ramsey

2018 Christmas Tree Photo Contest  

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A Picture of Your Christmas Tree Could be Worth…. $200

Your Photo of your Christmas Tree could Win a prize of $100 in our contest, and you can choose one of these deserving Charities for Rick to donate $100 to.

Charity List: 

Children of the Nations  

   Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center  

   Mens Shelter  

   Samaritan’s Purse  

   Sarvey Wildlife Center

    Snohomish County Food Bank  

   Snohomish County Search and Rescue

   The Everett Animal Shelter

   Women and Children’s Shelter   

   Beck's Place 

Oh, Christmas Tree...

They say that taking pictures is making memories…Share your photo with Rick and you just might win a prize! Grab your camera and show us the picture you took of your Christmas Tree.  We will display the Winning Photo on the Blog on Rick’s Website.

Entries are due December 26th 2018 at Noon.

After you submit your entry form, we will contact you with instructions for you email a photo of the Christmas Tree to complete your entry. Click here to enter.

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Fun Santa Photo Event with the Jingle Horse!

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Santa has invited Jingles to join him during his visit this year.

Kids and grown ups alike enjoyed their visit with Santa and Jingles on December 9th 2018.

Jingles decided that he liked to be in the tent for much of the photo shoot, as the rain was a bit distracting.

Hay Jingles? No Thanks, I had some already!

Hay Jingles? No Thanks, I had some already!

Santa, my Christmas wish is…

Santa, my Christmas wish is…


Christmas is almost here.

Christmas is almost here.

We saw the horse and had to come check it out.

We saw the horse and had to come check it out.

If you have not gotten your photos yet..

Please call the office at 425-259-4972.

We have some great photos of a a little guy in his cute red vest and another little guy in frog boots. We need to verify contact information to send the photos.

Beck’s Place

A special thank you to all who have donated to Beck’s Place, you helped to make someones day so much better. I took a carload to Beck’s Place including 10 sleeping bags, pet food, coats, boots and cash.

We are accepting donations for Beck’s Place in Monroe. until December 28th 2018.

  • Pet food and supplies

  • Hygiene items

  • Household cleaning supplies

  • Outdoor sleeping supplies

  • Clothing

Beck’s Place is committed to helping people and pets in our local community who are really struggling to move forward in life.

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Free Santa Photos with the Jingle Horse!

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Santa has invited a special friend to join him during his visit this year.

The Jingle horse will be catching a special delivery ride into the Law office of Rick Merrill on Sunday, December 9th 2018 for Free Photos with Santa from 1-3 pm at 3625 Colby Ave. Everett, WA 98201.

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Kids and grown ups alike are invited to come see Santa for this special visit to our “Neighborhood”. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun to help children feel confident and calm for their visit with Santa and Jingles.

There is no charge for photos with Santa and Jingle horse.

We can take photos to email to you, or you may take your own photos.

Don’t forget to dress for the weather as Jingles will be outside for these special photos!

We are also accepting donations for Beck’s Place in Monroe.

  • Pet food and supplies

  • Hygiene items

  • Household cleaning supplies

  • Outdoor sleeping supplies

  • Clothing

Beck’s Place is committed to helping people and pets in our local community who are really struggling to move forward in life.

We will be accepting donations until December 28th 2018. Stop by and spread some cheer!

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Image Credit: Holly Ramsey and Marnie A.

Successful Shredding and Food Drive!

Aurora, Rick, Kristi, Holly and Shawn

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Shred Event Wrap Up!

Shawn from Proshed was here with his mobile shredding truck from 9 am until Noon on October 13th 2018.

It was a Ton of Fun.

We successfully shred 17 tips of the bucket. That is 1,632 gallons of paper or approximately 2 and a half tons of paper.

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Rick Gave Away Tickets!

We had two pairs of tickets that we gave to Event Participants for the 2018 Stocker Farms Family Adventure Farm and Corn Maze.

Donations of Non-Perishable Food Really Stacked Up!

We had a carload of 12 boxes of food donations and $142.00 in cash donations that were delivered to the Snohomish County Food Bank.

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Image Credit: Holly Ramsey, Dodi Merrill

FREE Document Shredding, Food Drive Tomorrow!

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Rick has 2 tickets to give away!

For the 2018 Stocker Farms Family Adventure Farm and Corn Maze. Rick’s Wife, Dodi will pick a number between 1 and 10 and we will give the tickets to that lucky participant.

The FREE Shred Event and Food Drive is tomorrow!

Oct. 13th 2018 from 9 am-12 pm.

Bring documents to be shredded by Proshed, a professional document destruction service with a mobile shredding unit.

Donate non-perishable food to the Snohomish County Food Bank.

We'll be onsite to help carry boxes, shred your documents, and gather donations!

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Image Dredit: Kristi Smith

Food Drive and Free Shred Event

It is almost time for the Free Shred Event and Food Drive

  • October 13th 2018

  • 9 am to Noon

  • 3625 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Come join us for our free shred event!

Documents will be destroyed by Proshed, a professional document destruction service with a mobile shredding unit. You can watch your documents be shredded right before your eyes!

Donate to the Snohomish County Food Bank.

Please bring non-perishable goods you may want to donate to help us support our local food banks!

We'll be onsite to help carry boxes, shred your documents, and gather donations!

We hope to see you here!

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Video Credit: Holly Ramsey

Free Shred Event and Food Drive

Save the Date!

Free Shred Event and Food Drive

  • October 13th 2018
  • 9 am to Noon
  • 3625 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201

Come join us for our free shred event!

Documents will be destroyed by Proshed, a professional document destruction service with a mobile shredding unit. You can watch your documents be shredded right before your eyes!

Donate to the Snohomish County Food Bank.

Please bring non-perishable goods you may want to donate to help us support our local food banks!

We'll be onsite to help carry boxes, shred your documents, and gather donations!

We hope to see you here!

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Monday Morning Smiles: Hanky Pies

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Monday Morning Smiles is a new program Rick started with the help of Blue Ribbon Flowers in Everett. Rick delivers a bouquet of flowers to a Snohomish County business who is doing good in their community. This week led Rick to a coffee and bakery shop in Granite Falls called Hanky Pies

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Hanky Pies opened in the fall of 2017 and strives to love their community well through various programs. One of their initiatives is a suspended food and drink wall where anyone is invited to take a sticky note off the wall and redeem it for a free coffee or sandwich at the counter. Krista, the owner, also partnered with The Fathers House church to create a program called a Cup of Cold Water which provide a free meal to anyone in the community on Thursday nights. Other programs include Good Deeds jars for kids, the 'Write a letter to...' station and the opening of their doors after business hours during a power outage last winter.

Hanky Pie's Bank, KeyBank, recently held a contest for Small Business that gives back to the communities that they serve. Out of 2,500+ nominations in Washington State, Hanky Pies was chosen as the winner! 

Thank you Hanky Pies for setting such a great example for our community!

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Cookies

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Girl Scout Cookies Feed Girl Scout Dreams...

Each year the sales of Girl Scout cookies provide funds for great learning adventures, and other opportunities for girls.  In addition these Girl Scouts are learning a variety of valuable life skills while they are planning, setting up, selling and reporting their sales of these delightful morsels.

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A special thank you to Maddy, Abby and Ellie for selling Merrill Law 30 boxes of Girls Scout Cookies, and telling us about your goals. It is great to see your excitement for activities with your troop.

Rick likes to help youth reach for their goals and has been purchasing Girls Scout Cookies for the past several years.

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Photo Credit: Holly Ramsey

Girl Scout Cookies

Cookies Anyone…

For the past several years Rick has purchased 30 boxes of Girls Scout Cookies and this year his sweet tooth strikes again.

Mighty Girl Scout Cookies…

The sales of Girl Scout cookies provide funds for great learning adventures, and other opportunities for girls.  Last year our Girls Scouts were earning money to keep having fun, Girl Scout camp, and a trip to Disneyland.

In addition these Girl Scouts are learning a variety of valuable life skills while they are setting up, selling and reporting their sales of these delightful morsels.

Girl Scouts...

We are looking for 3 Girl Scouts to come into the office and sell us 10 boxes of delicious cookies each.  

We like to share who stopped by the office with cookies to sell to Rick. We would love to post your picture on Rick’s Website.  

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Video by Holly Ramsey

Christmas Tree Contest Winners

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Congratulations to Our First Place Winner...

Your Christmas Tree has won $100 in our Christmas Tree Photo Contest! We enjoyed the delightful display.

Jan Boula's Chosen Charity Winner is…

We are very pleased to announce that  Jan Boula has selected the Children of the Nations to receive the $100 Donation.

Congratulations to Both of Our Runner Up Winners…

These photos won $25.00 and the charity of their choice was also awarded $25.00!

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Tony Rodarte and the Everett Animal Shelter.

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Photo Credit :Jan Boula, Tony Rodarte, Mark Landry

Thanksgiving Wishes

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus Wish You A Happy Thanksgiving....

They enjoyed their visit to the Law Office of Rick Merrill on Saturday.  Visiting with the children before the busy season was a real treat. They enjoyed the delightful conversations, reading stories, playing with toys, coloring, and taking pictures with the good boys and girls was lots of fun.

Next Year...

They plan to come visit again and maybe bring a friend along, so remember to be good!

You Still Have Time...

To Bring Your Donation to the Office for Beck's Place in Monroe...

We will be accepting donations of dog and cat food and supplies, hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, sleeping and outdoor supplies, or clothing.  These donations are then shared with those in our local community who are struggling.

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Photo Credit: Holly Ramsey

Santa Photos on Saturday

Tell Santa Your Christmas Wish...November 18th 2017 from 10 am-Noon

Santa will be stopping in at Rick Merrill’s Law Office.

There is no charge to take pictures with Santa.  You can bring your own Camera to take pictures if you would like. 

If you choose to have us take the pictures, We will email the digital copy to you so that you may have it printed at the location of your choice.

Bring Your Donation to the Office for Beck's Place in Monroe...

We will be accepting donations of dog and cat food and supplies, hygiene items, household cleaning supplies, sleeping and outdoor supplies, or clothing.  These donations are then shared with those in our local community who are struggling.

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