Cedar Park Christian School – Mountlake Terrace is hosting a fundraising dinner on Saturday, April 12 to benefit the deQuilettes family, who has been tragically affected by the Oso mudslide in northern Snohomish County. Ron deQuilettes, 52, is one of nine people still listed as missing after the destructive March 22 mudslide that has claimed the lives of 36 people and buried a rural neighborhood along the Stillaguamish River.
The deQuilettes family has a long history with CPCS-MLT. Ron attended the school when it was called Mountlake Christian School; Ron’s wife, LaRae deQuilettes, is currently a bus driver for the private school; and all four of the deQuilettes children have attended the Mountlake Terrace campus and its sister campus in Lynnwood when it was Snohomish County Christian School.
“Our goal is to help Ron’s wife LaRae meet immediate financial needs, as we all know how fast these expenses can add up: housing, food, gas to and from the Oso area,” said Jody Speck, CPCS-MLT Administrative Assistant.
The fundraiser event is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. at the CPCS-MLT campus at 23607-54th Ave. W. It is being sponsored by current and alumni CPCS parents and dinner is by donation. “We ask people to be generous in helping this family through this devastating time,” Speck said. Fundraiser sponsors are asking that those attending the event RSVP at 425-774-7773.
Donation checks made out to CPCS can also be left at the school’s main office during regular campus hours or by mail at: Cedar Park Christian School, 23607-54th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.