The seventh annual Valentines for Veterans Drive is now collecting cards for local veterans and first responders. Photo taken at Maplewood Elementary in Puyallup, February 2018
The seventh annual Valentines for Veterans Drive is now collecting cards for local veterans and first responders. Photo taken at Maplewood Elementary in Puyallup, February 2018 Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com
The seventh annual Valentines for Veterans Drive is now collecting cards for local veterans and first responders. Photo taken at Maplewood Elementary in Puyallup, February 2018 Joshua Bessex joshua.bessex@gateline.com

Allison Needles covers news in Puyallup, Sumner and Bonney Lake for The Puyallup Herald and education news for The News Tribune in Tacoma. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest.