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Issue 42

City of Sumner Newsletter

Welcome to Sumnertime!

June 2006--Summer Fun

Coming Up!

Around this time every year, I start looking forward to summer. Not to mowing the lawn or swatting mosquitoes, but to the type of summer we all still dream

Meet the New Engine

about--lemonade afternoons, cherry pie picnics, fishing, swimming--basically,

& Medic Unit

a good, old-fashioned, Norman Rockwell kind of summer. And, I’m convinced

Monday, June 19, 6-7 pm Red Apple Parking Lot

there’s no better place to find that kind of summer than in Sumner. Maybe it’s because we’re only half a letter off from actually being “Summer.” But, I think it’s because of you. You just make it delightful to head out to any event in the city. Whether it’s listening to music in Heritage Park or check-

Come say hello to the new Engine 111 and Medic 131! Take a look at Sumner’s two new vehicles as they get ready to serve you. And, celebrate with cake!

ing out vintage motorcycles, everything listed in this newsletter will be full of Sumner’s smiling neighbors, ready to greet each other and enjoy the day together. That’s even better than cherry pie. (But maybe not rhubarb pie. Just kidding.) Perhaps the Gershwins will forgive us if we say it’s “Sumnertime, and the livin’ is easy.”

Town Hall Saturday, August 5, 9-10 am City Hall, Council Chambers Mayor Dave Enslow invites you to come for an informal discussion about Sumner. What’s working? What could be better? What have you always wondered? No registration required: simply stop by for coffee and share your thoughts!

See Inside Break out the sunscreen and get ready for a full summer in Sumner. For all ages Full page calendar of events Especially for kids Dr. Sumner Volunteer Opportunities

pg 2-3 pg 4-5 pg 6 pg 7 pg 7


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Handcrafts, Food, Fun--It’s All an Art! The Sumner Summer Arts Festival returns August 4 and 5 to fill Main Street with artists, food, entertainment, and fun. Over 120 artist booths will feature a wide range of creative wares to spark your interests. Plus, artists must produce all of their own artwork, so you will only find quality, handcrafted items that are unique in design. There will also be a music stage for entertainment and children’s games and fun at Heritage Park.

After you have checked out the art booths and listened to the music, you are bound to be hungry. A wide range of food will be available, all provided by Sumner-area non-profit groups. Plus, each morning begins with a pancake breakfast held in the concession area. So, you can enjoy good, summertime festival food and raise funds for local non-profits all at the same time! For more information, visit www.sumnerartsfestival.org.

National Night Out Returns in Sumner

Rec Department Offers Wealth of Fun

On Tuesday, August 1, it’s National Night Out! This is National Night Out’s 23rd year in an effort to promote neighborhood spirit and policecommunity partnerships.

Volleyball anyone? How about surfing (actual water, not the Web)? Get in your favorite sport or try a new activity with this summer’s recreation opportunities from the Sumner/ Bonney Lake Recreation Department. There’s something for every interest and every age--children, teens and adults. Hurry! Space is often limited for classes and trips.

To enjoy Sumner’s celebration, join in the fun 6-9 pm at the Daffodil Sports Complex. Sumner’s Police Officers will be cooking hot dogs again this year, and there will be fun activities for all ages.

For a full list of events and schedules: http://www.sumner.wednet.edu/studentfamilyservices/parksrecreation/ pages/ProgAct.html

Ride the Rails from Sumner to Mariners All aboard for batter up! It’s easy to catch a weekend game of the Mariners from Sumner with Sound Transit’s Home Run Service. When there’s a weekend game starting at 1:05 pm, the Sounder train will pick you up in Sumner at 11:17 am and drop you off near Safeco Field at noon. To come home, the train departs Seattle’s King Street Station 30 minutes after the game ends. The round-trip fare is $8 for adults, $6 for ages 6-18 and $4 for ages 65 and up. See calendar on pages 4-5 for dates. For more information, visit www.soundtransit.org and http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com.

June 2006--Summer Fun

City of Sumner 1104 Maple Street Sumner, WA 98390 253-863-8300 253-863-2850 FAX MAYOR Dave Enslow

299-5790

CITY COUNCIL Steve Allsop Curt Brown Mike Connor Randy Hynek Ed Hannus Leroy Goff Matt Richardson

299-5793 299-5796 299-5795 299-5792 299-5791 299-5797 299-5794

CITY STAFF John Doan, City Administrator

299-5501

Diane Supler, Deputy City Administrator

299-5502

Carmen Palmer, Communications Director

299-5503

Patricia Bosmans, City Attorney

299-5611

Susan Clary, City Clerk

299-5500

Paul Rogerson, Community Development Director 299-5521 Colleen Wilson, Police Chief

299-5641

Dan Packer, Fire Chief

863-5451

Bill Shoemaker, Public Works Director

299-5701

Bruce Johnson, Community/Senior Services Manager 299-5731 Lee Anderson, Parks and Facilities Manager

299-5631

CITY OFFICES Administration/Finance Cemetery Fire (non-emergency) Golf Course Inspection Line Parks and Recreation Permit Center Police (non-emergency) Senior Center

863-8300 FAX 863-2850 863-6345 863-5451 863-8198 299-5530 891-6500 299-5523 863-6384 863-2910

MUNICIPAL COURT Judge Stephen R. Shelton Court Offices

863-7635

Wendy Shook, Court Administrator

299-5621


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All Ages

Music Off Main Rocks Heritage Park Once Again Get ready to tap your toes, stretch out on the grass and enjoy the return of Music Off Main. As always, there’s something to please every musical taste, and it’s all free. So, start off your July weekends by packing up Friday night’s dinner and enjoying it in Heritage Park with live music! July 2 (Sunday), 2 PM Swing Reunion Orchestra Spend this Sunday afternoon with the wonderful elegance of a live big band. Tap your toes or swing away--it’s up to you! July 7, 6:30 PM The Reverbs Looking for some old time rock and roll? The Reverbs bring back the music from the ‘60s & ‘70s. As they put it, if you like hand-clapping, foot-

stompin’, sing-along, party-time, dance-’til-you-drop, rock ‘n roll and R&B, you’re in the right place! July 14, 6:30 PM The Cow Chips Looking to go a little more country than rock ‘n roll? Come out and enjoy The Cow Chips and their western swing/bluegrass style. July 21, 6:30 PM Indomable Olé! Get ready for an evening south of the border with Indomable’s music from Mexico and Latin America. July 28, 6:30 PM The Usual Suspects It’s back to rock and roll with The Usual Suspects. With music old and new, it’s all classic rock. Groovy!

As in past years, Music Off Main invites you to pull up a lawn chair and enjoy music and warm summer evenings in Sumner.

It’s Surfin’, Dogs, and Vintage Motorcycles Downtown! Sumner Downtown Association is pulling out the stops for a fun and fantastic summer in downtown Sumner! Don’t miss out on these great summer events. June 23 & 24 Surfin’ the Sales It’s island fun on Main Street with Merchant Sidewalk Sales on Friday and the Downtown Sale on Saturday. Come surf the sales, vote for your favorite costumes and window displays, and enjoy entertainment, food and beverages at the Downtown Tiki Hut. (Hawaiian costumes and decorations are encouraged!) July 8 Mutts Off Main Bring your favorite Mutt to Heritage Park off Main Street and enjoy the

fun. There will be great food and entertainment, KBSG Radio’s Meet the Beetles, fashion show, agility course contests, Dashing Doxie Races, Main Street Parade, photos with your Mutt and much more. July 16 Vintage Motorcycle Show James Dean would be so proud. These are the early bikes--from the time when motorcycles looked like bicycles to the classics of the ‘50s and ‘60s. A panel will select the best bike from each year from 1902 to 1960. Come see the best of the bikes, enjoy food, entertainment and the roar of yesteryear. For more information, visit www.sumnerdowntown.com.


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June 2006 sunday

Monday

tUEsday

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Father’s Day

6-7 pm Meet the New Fire Engine

10 am Trip to Woodland Park Zoo

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City Hall

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WEDNESday

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thursday

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friday

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9 am-5 pm Surfin’ the Sales

10 am-5 pm Surfin’ the Sales

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July 1

Annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale

Senior Center $ PRE

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1 pm 10:30 am 10 am Sumner Discover Summer Scott Peterson, Children’s Events: Sumner Pierce The Reptile Man Jeff Evans, Magician Daffodil Elementary

County Library (SPCL)

saturday

Annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale

3 pm Ladies’ Golf Clinic Sumner Meadows

Sumner Pierce County Library

July 2006 sunday

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2 pm Music Off Main Swing Reunion

Monday

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Orch., Heritage Park

Tuesday

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4th of July

10:30 am Discover Summer

City Hall closed

3 pm Golf Clinic Sumner Meadows

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wednesday

thursday

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Sumner Pierce County Library

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10 am-4:30 pm Skate Away

11 am & 1 pm Puppet Theater Presents SPCL

10 am Trip to Conservatory Senior Center $ PRE 10:30 am Discover Summer SPCL

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10 am-3 pm Vintage Motorcycle Show

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3 pm Golf Clinic Sumner Meadows

Rec Dept $ PRE

Sumner Meadows

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The Cow Chips Heritage Park

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7-9:30 pm Sat. Night Fever Dance Rec Dept $

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County Library

Sumner Pierce County Library

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11 am Puppet Theater Presents

10 am Trip to Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art Senior Center $ PRE 10:30 am Discover Summer SPCL

Rec Dept $ PRE

3 pm Ladies’ Golf Clinic

Sumner Meadows

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9:30 am-2 pm 3 pm Operation Paintball Ladies’ Golf Clinic

6:30 pm Music Off Main

3 pm Golf Clinic

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10:30 am 10:30 am Discover Summer Glenda Bonin, Sumner Pierce Storyteller

Downtown

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10:30 am-6 pm Seattle Adventures 9 am-5 pm Mutts Off Main Rec Dept $ PRE Downtown 6:30 pm Music Off Main

6:30 pm Music Off Main

Sumner Meadows Junior Golf Camp $ PRE

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saturday

The Reverbs Heritage Park

Rec Dept $ PRE

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friday

SPCL

1 pm Sumner Children’s Events: Tommy Moore Daffodil Elementary

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Indomable Heritage Park

8 am-6 pm Surfing Lessons 6:30 pm Music Off Main

The Usual Suspects Heritage Park

City of Sumner: 253-863-8300 www.ci.sumner.wa.us Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation Dept: www.sumner.wednet.ed Sumner Meadows: 253-863-8198 www.golfsumnermeadows.com Sumner Pierce County Library: 253-863-0441 www.pcl.lib.wa.us Sumner Downtown Association: 253-720-9846 www.sumnerdowntown.com

Sumner Meadows


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August 2006 sunday

Monday

Tuesday

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6-9 pm National Night Out

10:30 am Discover Summer

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Daffodil Sports Complex

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wednesday

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Sumner Pierce County Library

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saturday

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10 am-9 pm Annual Sumner Arts Festival

9 am Town Hall 10 am-7 pm Arts Festival

Downtown

Downtown

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2 pm 9:30 am-6 pm Trip to Wildwaves Relay for Life Ends

10 am-4:30 pm Skate Away Rec Dept $ PRE

Sumner Meadows Junior Golf Camp $ PRE

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friday

Rec Dept $ PRE

Sunset Stadium

6 pm Relay for Life

3 pm Ladies’ Golf Clinic

Sunset Stadium

Sumner Meadows

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8 am-6:30 pm Trip to Ocean Shores

3 pm Ladies’ Golf Clinic

3 pm Golf Clinic

Sumner Meadows

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10 am-4:30 pm Skate Away

10 am Trip to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

Rec Dept $ PRE

Sumner Meadows

Rec Dept $ PRE

Senior Center $ PRE

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3 pm Golf Clinic

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Sumner Meadows

mission:

LEGEND All ages

Golf Course

Children/Youth

Teens

To provide needed and valued services that promote our sense of community.

vision:

Senior Citizens $ -- Fee PRE -- Preregistration required SPCL -- Sumner Pierce County Library Rec Dept -- Sumner/Bonney Lake Rec. Dept. Ride Sounder from Sumner to Safeco Field

Sumner will set the standard of excellence for a progressive small city.

values: We are collaborative & professional. We are innovative & visionary. We are responsive & accountable. We serve with respect & integrity.


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Especially for Kids

Magic,Yo-Yos Delight Kids The 2006 Sumner Children’s Events feature the two things that continue to marvel children and adults alike: magic and yo-yos. Sponsored by the Sumner Arts Commission in partnership with Parks & Rec Department, both events will be held behind Daffodil Valley Elementary School. They are free of charge and open to children of all ages. June 27, 1 pm Jeff Evans, Magician Enjoy the magic spell of this innovative performer. You won’t say, “I’ve seen this before” unless you have seen Evans before. Even standard props have a special twist! July 25, 1 pm Tommy Moore, Yo-Yo Artist Perhaps equally magical is how Moore can turn a disk on a string into a work of art. For everyone who’s spent hours winding a yo-yo back up, you won’t want to miss seeing Moore in action!

Recreation Program Now Registering for Day Camps June 19 through Aug. 25, 7 am to 6 pm 15th Annual Action Day Camp-Sumner Action Day Camp is a great success every year...register now and join us at the Robert Miller Gymnasium for a wonderful summer! Camp features organized games, arts & crafts, board games, swimming, movies, snacks and bike days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There is a field trip every Wednesday and swimming on Fridays. Try our camp one week and you will want to come back! For ages 6-12. Cost per week is $110, plus an additional $10 for a Camp T-shirt. Weekly Registrations Only. Daily registrations may be accepted at the rate of $30 per day, only if space is available. A $20 non-refundable deposit per week will hold your spot. Camp accepts 55 children per week, and fills fast. Children are well-supervised by experienced counselors who are First Aid/CPR & WSP Certified.

All children must bring a brown bag lunch the first week. All children will be eligible to attend the Sumner School District free lunch program beginning the second week of camp.

Call the Recreation Department for more information at 253.891.6500. Registration information available online at www.sumner.wednet.edu. July 24 - 28, 9 am - 3:30 pm The Camp Invention Create Program This camp at Daffodil Valley Elementary explores five topics: * Problem Solving on Planet ZAK? * Spills and Chills? * Imagination Point: Ride Physics? * I Can Invent? * AMAZing Games? Call Camp Director Nancy Lenihan at 253.891.4600 for more information. Registration information available online at www.sumner.wednet.edu.

Ready, Set, Read at Pierce County Libraries This Summer There are many fun, free programs this summer at the library. June 24 through August 5 is the County Library System’s 2006 Summer Reading Program. Read a book, magazine or any reading material and earn reading rewards. For kids, it’s Paws, Claws, Scales and Tales, and for teens, it’s Creature Feature. In addition, Sumner Pierce County Library will have some special, fun-filled programs. Wednesdays June 28–Aug. 2, 10:30 am Discover Summer Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. For ages 3-6 with an adult.

June 29, 10 am Scott Peterson, The Reptile Man Join Peterson, a zoologist and educator, as he presents lots of reptiles and talks about the balance of nature. For ages 6 and up. July 11, 11 am and 1 pm The Puppet Theater Presents Favorite Tales Old and New: “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “Little Red Riding Hood.” For ages 5 and up. July 25, 11 am The Puppet Theater Presents Favorite Tales Old and New: “The Gingerbread Boy” and “The Three Little Pigs.” For ages 5 and up.

July 20, 10:30 am Storyteller Glenda Bonin will be in Sumner for a fanciful, fun-filled program. Meet her puppet pet Rascal, the Jack Russell terrier. Find out why when it rains cats and dogs, you might find frogs! For ages 6 and up. Summer Reading sponsored by Pierce County Library Foundation and Friends of the Libraries. Some programs may require registration. To register or for more information, contact the Sumner Pierce County Library at 253-863-0441 or check online at www.pcl.lib.wa.us.


June 2006--Summer Fun

ASK DR. SUMNER (Summer School Edition)

What Do I Do with My Out of Town Guests? Here’s what Dr. Sumner suggests: 1) Spend some time in Sumner. Visit the Ryan House or shop for treasures! 2) Play tourist. Explore Tacoma’s new museum district. Go to Seattle for fresh flowers at Pike Place Market. Ride a ferry just for fun! 3) Take a hike. Options range from Sumner’s trails to the majesty of Mt. Rainier’s Wonderland Trail. 4) Relax. Pick up some books at a local store or library. (Perfect with a hammock or lounge chair.) 5) Savor the flavors. Visit a nearby farmer’s market or fruit stand to make sure you share the taste of summer. You can e-mail Dr. Sumner at DrSumner@ci.sumner.wa.us.

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Parks Provide Fun for All Ages Want all the fun of a perfect backyard without the mowing? Escape to one of Sumner’s parks!

a modified street skate. Sk8 is open from 7 am to dark daily. No bikes or scooters are allowed.

Rueben A. Knoblauch Heritage Park Just off Main Street, Heritage Park is the site of many summer festivals and concerts. It’s also a great place to sit, read, picnic and watch the city go by.

Siebenthaler Park is located at Bonney Avenue and 16th Street. The park offers basketball, soccer, a picnic area, and a kids play area.

Rainier View Park, the newest park in Sumner, is still a work in progress. Located off Meade-McCumber Road, the park is already a great place to enjoy the grassy areas, basketball court and barbeques. Loyalty Park, located at the intersection of Sumner Avenue and Park Street, is Sumner’s oldest park. Loyalty Park features a large playground area for the kids, a basketball court, several picnic tables, large grassy areas, and the most and largest trees of all the Sumner parks. Sumner Sk8 is a concrete skate facility located in the Daffodil Valley Sports Complex. It has two primary skating areas: a bowl for advanced skaters and

Sumner Sk8 is just one of the many activities residents can enjoy in Sumner’s parks.

Especially For Senior Citizens

Especially for Kids

There’s Summer Fun at Sumner Senior Center

Pierce Transit Offers Summer Youth Pass

Whether you enjoy playing cards or line dancing, there’s something for you at the Sumner Senior Center. Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, the Center welcomes guests age 55 and over for activities, services and even lunch!

The Summer Youth Pass gives youth, ages 6 – 18, the freedom to ride Pierce Transit all over Pierce County all summer long! From June 1 through August 31, enjoy unlimited trips for just $36! Whether it’s to a summer job, to the park, to the beach or the library, the pass provides safe, dependable and affordable transportation.

For special trips this summer, see the calendar (pages 4-5). To sign up for a trip, contact Denise Schultz, Trip Coordinator, at 253-299-5732. For daily schedules, go online to www.ci.sumner.wa.us.

Call 253-581-8000 for details, or purchase online at www.piercetransit. org. Passes are available for purchase at Pierce County locations of Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, and KeyBank.


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Consider a Summer of Service If you’re looking for a really meaningful summer, you may want to schedule some activities that help you get involved and serve others as well. July 25th Give an Hour, and A Bit of Blood The City of Sumner has invited Puget Sound Blood Center to come and be available for us all to donate blood. Last year hospitals ordered more than 250,000 units of red blood cells and 60,000 platelets. That means that each day, nearly 900 people must register to give blood to meet this ongoing demand. Imagine saving a life--sign up to give an hour and a bit of blood. Sign up at City Hall’s Administrative Office or send an e-mail to giveblood@ci.sumner.wa.us.

City Hall Calendar June 15..... Forestry Commission, 4 pm 19..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 26..... City Council study session, 6 pm July 5 ...... City Council meeting, 7 pm 10..... City Council study session, 6 pm 17..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 24..... City Council study session, 6 pm August 7 ...... City Council meeting, 7 pm 14..... City Council study session, 6 pm 21..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 28..... City Council study session, 6 pm

Ongoing Become a City Volunteer The City can use volunteers for a variety of projects. Whether you’re interested in nature or literature, people or projects, we have something to suit you. And, you have the chance to improve life for all of Sumner’s 9,000 citizens with a little of your time. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, call Chuck Wright, Volunteer Coordinator, at 253-863-2910 or Bruce Johnson at 253-299-5731, brucej@ci.sumner.wa.us.

In May, volunteers Steve & Zachary Canonica planted trees for the new trail along the White River.

Spend a Day at a Festival or Fair! A Few Options... JULY 7-9 Black Diamond Miners Days 8-9 Vashon Strawberry Festival 13-16 Kent Cornucopia Days 15-16 NW Native Arts Market, Tacoma 19-23 King County Fair, Enumclaw 28-30 Mason Co. Fair & NPRA Rodeo Shelton 29-7/2 Dixieland Jazz America’s Festival, Lacey AUGUST 2-6 Thurston County Fair, Olympia 5 Proctor Arts Fest, Tacoma 5-6 Browns Point Salmon Bake 9-12 Skagit Co. Fair, Mount Vernon

City of Sumner 1104 Maple Street Sumner, WA 98390

9-12 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo, Grandview 11-13 Auburn Good Ol’ Days Festival 10-13 Pierce County Fair, Graham 14-19 NW Washington Fair, Lynden 23-27 Kitsap Co. Fair & Stampede Bremerton 24-Sept. 4 Evergreen State Fair, Monroe 25-27 Federal Way’s Festival Days 26-27 Lacamas Community Fair, Roy SEPTEMBER 1-3 Olympia Harbor Days 2-4 Bumbershoot, Seattle Center 8-24 The Puyallup Fair

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