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Marysville enjoys music, movies in the park BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

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From left, Jamie, Kingston and Andrew Smith clap along to the beat of the Wild Snohomians’ performance in Jennings Park on July 18, as part of the city of Marysville’s summer concert series.

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MARYSVILLE — The city of Marysville’s summer concert series and “Popcorn in the Park” are in full swing at Jennings Park, where hundreds are flocking each week for free music and free movies, courtesy of the Marysville Parks and Recreation Department and a number of supportive community groups. Thursday, July 18, saw the Wild Snohomians perform for a hillside full of families, thanks to the Cottages at Marysville serving as exclusive sponsors of the Thursday evening summer concert series. On Saturday, July 20, Waste Management treated an entire playing field of families to the animated film “Shark Tale,” as exclusive sponsors of the Saturday

night “Popcorn in the Park” for which the Marysville Kiwanis Club provides free popcorn. The Hillside Church of Marysville sells snacks and refreshments to attendees of both the Thursday concerts and the Saturday movie screenings to support their own church programs. “A lot of folks leave town on Fridays, so we shifted the concerts to Thursdays,” Marysville Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ballew said. “That’s worked out really well so far.” Indeed, while Brandon Wilson of the Hillside Church estimated that they usually serve at least 30 customers during each concert and movie screening, Marysville Kiwanis Club President Walter McKinney SEE PARK, PAGE 2

Mayor Nehring to chair United Way campaign BY KIRK BOXLEITNER kboxleitner@marysvilleglobe.com

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring will be wearing another hat this year. Although he’s already a member of the United Way of Snohomish County’s Board of Directors, Nehring has been named the United Way Campaign Chair for 2013 in recognition of his commitment to the community. “Mayor Nehring is a great ambassador for United Way,” said Dr. Dennis G. Smith, president and CEO of the United Way of Snohomish County. “He is passionate about strengthening our community

and bringing people together.” “United Way has been very supportive of those in need within the county, so I saw this as a great opportunity to give back,” said Nehring, a Marysville resident for 18 years who served on the Marysville City Council from 2002-10 before being appointed to serve as mayor, in which office he was elected to serve a full term in 2011. “It strengthens our community, both throughout the county and here in Marysville, when we can help people who are going through various rough patches.” Nehring has branded this year’s campaign with the theme

“Mayor Nehring is a great ambassador for United Way.” Dr. Dennis G. Smith President & CEO United Way of Snohomish County of “Strength in Community,” to reflect his commitment to collaboration and cooperation at all levels of government, since he’s particularly interested in working with the leadership of 23 cities and communities throughout Snohomish County. SEE NEHRING, PAGE 12

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Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring explains his priorities as the United Way of Snohomish County’s Campaign Chair for 2013.


Marysville Globe, July 24, 2013