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Issue 49

City of Sumner Newsletter

Summer Just Got “Bigger” and Better

June 2007--Summer Fun

Flags Wave Proudly

I love going to Sumner’s parks, especially in the summer. In so many cities,

Sometimes, you see them so often that

residents don’t use the parks and it’s a shame. Not so in Sumner. Here, when

you forget to look at the flags that fly

the weather is nice, we don’t just fence ourselves into our own backyards--we

proudly throughout the city. As we

go to the park. Whether we go to listen to music in Heritage Park, celebrate a

approach the 4th of July, it’s a great

birthday in Loyalty Park or play in Siebenthaler, we see Sumner in our parks.

time to take a moment and look up at our flags, many of which are donated

Now, we have a new park. As a resident of the east side of town, I’m cheering

by citizens.

loudly with you now that this area shares our City’s outstanding park system. And what a park it is! With views of the mountain, new picnic facilities, play-

The flagpole at City Hall was pur-

ground equipment and beautiful mosaic artwork, Rainier View Park is a great

chased by Shell Oil Co. in honor of

place. And, like the other parks, this one is ours too. You, the citizens, had a

Monty Stromburg, long-time Coun-

big hand in designing the park, building the park, and, of course, paying for the

cilman and Shell Oil dealer. And, a

park. So, I hope like all the others, you’ll use this park day in and day out to

citizen recently donated money for a

celebrate the magic of ordinary summer days.

flagpole at the entrance sign on Traffic Avenue.

So while summer is still technically a set amount of days between June and September, I’d say our summer just got bigger because we get one more beautiful

The Sumner Rotary Club purchases

place to enjoy it. See you at Rainier View...!

the flag every year for the Daffodil Valley Sports Complex and the Sumner VFW Post pays for and raises the US flag and MIA / POW Flag at the Cemetery for every Memorial Day.

Artists put the finishing touches on the park’s central medallion.

So, next time you see the Stars and Stripes waving in the breeze, say thank you to those who made it happen.

INSIDE SUMMER FUN: Calendar • Rainy Day Idea • National Night Out • Free Classes • Music Off Main


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Sumner Community Connection

June 2007--Summer Fun

City of Sumner

All Ages

1104 Maple Street Sumner, WA 98390 253-863-8300 253-863-2850 FAX MAYOR

August 7, 6-9 PM Sk8 Park Join the Sumner Police Department in spending a night out with your neighbors. Have dinner at the barbecue while meeting McGruff the Crime Dog® and members of the Sumner Police Department. Not only will you have a fun time, but just by participating, you help increase our community’s safety. Plus, the Old Cannery is providing train rides and Windmill Gardens and McLendon’s Hardware will also be present, with rumors of raffles and prizes!

Dave Enslow

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

The 582 bus now has trips that link Sounder from the Sumner Station with the Bonney Lake Park and Ride. On these runs, the bus will wait for the train--even if it’s late--before shuttling passengers up the hill. Tell your fellow commuters from the Plateau about this great way to save even more gas and avoid the parking struggle!

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

CITY STAFF

Transit & Travel

582 Will Now Wait

299-5790

Summer Youth Pass Offers Great Deal As always, it’s the best deal for getting around: $36 for unlimited local rides all summer long. The Summer Youth Pass is available at Pierce Transit’s e-store and all PT pass outlets. Call 253-581-8000 for details, or purchase online at www.piercetransit.org.

Route details at www.soundtransit.org

Ride the Rails to Mariners

I-5 Construction Alert

Go right from Sumner to the Mariners’ game with Sound Transit’s Home Run Service. When a weekend game starts 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.

Construction work on northbound I-5 between Spokane Street and I-90 in Seattle is expected to require aroundthe-clock lane closures August 10-29. The closures will have significant effects on traffic. When making travel plans, be aware. We also anticipate the Sounder trains to be much busier during this construction time.

Round-trip fare is $8.50 for adults, $6 for ages 6-18 and $4 for ages 65 and up. For more information, visit www.soundtransit.org.

Find construction details at http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I5/ SpokaneStreetBridgeRepair/

John Doan, City Administrator

299-5501

Diane Supler, Deputy City Administrator

299-5502

Carmen Palmer, Communications Director

299-5503

Brett Vinson, City Attorney

299-5611

Susan Clary, City Clerk

299-5500

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

299-5641

Bill Shoemaker, Public Works Director

299-5701

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 299-5510 863-1800 863-8198 299-5530 891-6500 299-5523 863-6384 863-2910

MUNICIPAL COURT Judge Stephen R. Shelton Court Offices

863-7635

Cathy Pashon, Court Administrator

299-5621

EAST PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE Main Number Dan Packer, Fire Chief

863-1800 863-5451


June 2007--Summer Fun

Sumner Community Connection

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All Ages

A World of Music Comes to Music Off Main Whatever your travel plans this summer, Music Off Main takes you on a musical tour of the world. From the haunting strains of Gypsy music to the classic sounds of big band, you won’t want to miss any part of this musical journey. July 1 (Sunday), 2 PM Touch of Class at Rainier View Park This special concert follows the dedication of Sumner’s new park. Celebrate with the swinging sounds of big band. July 6, 6:30 PM Kosher Red Hots at Heritage Park Enjoy the rich treasury of Jewish music from the whirlwind klezmer dance music of Eastern Europe to Yiddish musical theater and swing to Spanishflavored love songs of the Sephardim.

This year starts with a special Sunday concert in Rainier View Park before returning to Heritage Park for warm summer evenings.

See You Downtown The flower baskets are up, the sun is out, and it’s a great time to celebrate downtown. Sumner Downtown Association has given us many reasons to spend some time downtown. Surfin’ the Sales, June 22-23 Citizens and stores are cleaning out forgotten treasures to sell to you! Mutts Off Main, July 7 Register your dog for the contests, agility course or Dashing Doxie Race and receive a souvenir pin and participate in the Mutt Parade at High Noon. Vintage Motorcycle Show, July 15 Enjoy the historical and artistic progression of motorcycle technology. Classy Chassis, August 26 If you prefer four wheels to two, come to this classic car, rod, and truck show. www.sumnerdowntown.com

July 13, 6:30 PM Gypsy Soul at Heritage Park Enjoy acoustic rock with Celtic and Americana roots that “stirs the soul and moves the spirit,” says People magazine.

July 20, 6:30 PM Tingstad & Rumbel at Heritage Park Tingstad’s distinctive guitar technique harkens from a Segovian tradition while Rumbel is one of the few performers in the world on double ocarina, oboe and English horn. This rare, Grammy Award-winning combination creates a sound that is unusual and unexpected. July 27, 6:30 PM Bochinche at Heritage Park Bochinche (bo CHIN chay), a Spanish noun, refers to light-hearted gossip, or the noise of a party. Their performances of new and traditional Latindance rhythms from the Caribbean and South America have earned them loyal audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Art Festival Returns On August 3 and 4, the art of Sumner returns for the annual Sumner Arts Festival. As always, there will be dozens of artists displaying and selling their creations, as well as lots of great food and entertainment. All artists must produce all of their own artwork. There is no mass produced items allowed. This means the artwork at the festival is quality, handcrafted items that are unique in design. A wide range of food is available from one of the many vendors, all of which are non-profit groups from the greater Sumner area. Admission is free. See you there! www.sumnerartsfestival.org


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Sumner Community Connection

June 2007--Summer Fun

June 2007 sunday

Monday

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tUEsday

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WEDNESday

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Father’s Day

thursday

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9 am Trip to Pike Place Market

friday

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9 am-5 pm Surfin’ the Sales Downtown

11 am-2 pm Men in Blue BBQ

Senior Center $ PRE

saturday

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10 am-5 pm Surfin’ the Sales Downtown

City Hall

2 pm Tournament Sumner Meadows

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10:30 am Discover Summer

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Sumner Pierce County Library (SPCL)

7 pm Solve It! SPCL

July 2007 sunday

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1 pm Dedication 2 pm Music Off Main Touch of Class

Monday

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Tuesday

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9:30 am Red Wing Casino

Through July 12 Jr. Golf Camp

10:30 am Discover Summer SPCL 1:30 pm Film Fest

Sumner Meadows

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10 am-3 pm 10 am-4:30 pm Vintage Skate Away Motorcycle Show Rec Dept $ PRE

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1:30 pm Solve a Crime SPCL

Downtown

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11 am Puppet Theater

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10 am-4:30 pm Skate Away

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SPCL

Rec Dept $ PRE

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

saturday

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9 am-5 pm Mutts Off Main Downtown

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

Heritage Park

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SPCL

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10 am Wild Waves 11:30 am Harry Potter SPCL 6:30 pm Music Off Main Gypsy Soul

SPCL

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6:30 pm Music Off Main

Rec Dept $ PRE

Senior Center $ PRE

10:30 am Discover Summer

friday

Kosher Red Hots Heritage Park

1:30 pm Hitchcock Film Fest SPCL

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

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11 am & 1 pm Puppet Theater SPCL

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City Hall closed

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thursday

4th of July

Rainier View Park

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wednesday

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12 pm 7:30 am Operation Paintball Trip to Sequim Rec Dept $ PRE Lavender Festival 6:30 pm Senior Center $ PRE Music Off Main Tingstad & Rumbel Heritage Park

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10:30 am 1 pm Discover Summer Didgeridoo SPCL Walkabout Robert Miller 1:30 pm Gymnasium Hitchcock Film Fest SPCL

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10 am Gameworks

9 am-3 pm (age 11-16) 3-5 pm (ages 8-12)

6:30 pm Music Off Main

Rec Dept $ PRE

Rec Dept $ PRE

Bochinche Heritage Park

City of Sumner: 253-863-8300 www.ci.sumner.wa.us Sumner/Bonney Lake Recreation Dept: 253-891-6500 www.sumner.wednet.edu Sumner Meadows: 253-863-8198 www.golfsumnermeadows.com Sumner Pierce County Library: 253-863-0441 www.piercecountylibrary.org Sumner Downtown Association: 253-720-9846 www.sumnerdowntown.com

Baby-sitting Class


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Sumner Community Connection

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August 2007 sunday

Monday

Tuesday

wednesday

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thursday

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10:30 am 11:30 am Discover Summer Bilingual StorySPCL telling with 1:30 pm Joe Hayes SPCL Hitchcock Film Fest SPCL

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

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6-9 pm National Night Out Sk8 Park Through Aug 9 Jr. Golf Camp

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Rec Dept $ PRE

Senior Center $ PRE

10 am-9 pm Arts Festival

10 am-7 pm Arts Festival

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Rec Dept $ PRE

Sunset Stadium

Downtown

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2 pm Tournament

11 am-3 pm Pizza & Bowling

Senior Center $ PRE

Rec Dept $ PRE

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10 am-4:30 pm Skate Away

1 pm Reptile Man

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Rec Dept $ PRE

Downtown

8:45 am-9:30 pm 2 pm River Rafting Relay for Life Ends

8 am Leavenworth Trip

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10 am-3 pm Classy Chassis Car Show

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8 am-6 pm 8:30 am Westport Surfing Trip to Oyster Feed

10 am-4:30 pm Skate Away

Sumner Meadows

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Sunset Stadium

Rec Dept $ PRE

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saturday

6 pm Relay for Life

Sumner Meadows

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friday

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Robert Miller Gymnasium

Downtown

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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Sumner Community Connection

June 2007--Summer Fun

Especially for Kids

All Ages

Destination Adventure!

Visiting Mount Rainier After the Flood

Didgeridoo Walkabout July 26, 1 pm Go on a musical expedition to the land Down Under as John Groves performs an assortment of didgeridoos. Discover the musical history and art traditions of the Australian Aborigines.

In Sumner, Mount Rainier presides over us all, especially on sunny days. Some of us can even see “The Mountain” from our windows. The park was hit hard this winter. Because of that, we may hesitate to visit, but this is actually a great summer to go. Here are some ideas for a visit...or two.

Reptile Man August 21, 1 pm Get close to snakes, lizards and all things reptile as the Reptile Man dispels myths of our cold-blooded friends! In the Robert Miller Gymnasium behind Daffodil Elementary. For all ages, free of charge. Sponsored by the Sumner Arts Commission, in partnership with the Sumner-Bonney Lake Parks & Recreation Department. Contact City of Sumner at 253-863-8300 or www. ci.sumner.wa.us

Head to the Park While a lot of roads and trails are closed, a lot are open! Go to the National Park Service web site at www.nps.gov/mora for the latest news on what trails and roads are open. Coffee and a Carpool If you have guests or friends coming from Seattle, Bellevue or Tacoma, encourage them to meet in Sumner for

Especially for Kids

You Never Know What Fun a Library Holds

Discover Summer Wed. Jun 27–Aug. 1, 10:30 am Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. For ages 3-6 with an adult.

YNK @ Your Library June 23-Aug 4 Your mission, should you choose to accept it: you never know who you’ll help by reading...money will be donated for every hour you read this summer to buy books for others in need. For ages 12-18.

Alfred Hitchcock Film Fest July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1 at 1:30 pm Scare yourself silly with some classic movies. For teens & tweens.

Storytellers, Puppets & More! There are special events throughout the year. Check the calendars on pages 4-5 for more events at the library.

Anime Club Jun 28, Jul 5, 12, 19, 26 at 3:30 pm For teens & tweens.

Some programs may require registration. Contact the Sumner Pierce County Library at 253-863-0441 or www.piercecountylibrary.org.

Sumner Pierce County Library gives teens and children great summer adventures.

breakfast and combine vehicles to go up the mountain. You’ll save on gas, reduce congestion and have a tasty start to your day! Visit a Neighbor Many fear this will be a slow year for neighboring towns that depend on Mount Rainier’s tourists. So, take a day trip to communities like Wilkeson and Eatonville for a fun visit.

City Hall Calendar June 18..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 25..... City Council study session, 6 pm July 2 ...... City Council meeting, 7 pm 4 ... Independence Day, City Hall Closed 9 ...... City Council study session, 6 pm 16..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 23..... City Council study session, 6 pm August 6 ...... City Council meeting, 7 pm 13..... City Council study session, 6 pm 20..... City Council meeting, 7 pm 27..... City Council study session, 6 pm


June 2007--Summer Fun

ASK DR. SUMNER: What do I do on a rainy day in summer?

Excellent question! I suggest going to one or more of Tacoma’s museums. Odds are, you haven’t been since Tacoma became quite a city for museums. At the Washington State History Museum, the Great Hall of History takes you across the state and through time--my favorite was going into Roslyn Mine No. 3. Tacoma Art Museum gives you a distinctly Northwest experience of art. I enjoyed Sparkle Then Fade, an exhibit through Sept. 3, that uses light as metaphor!

Sumner Community Connection

Sumner Meadows

Take a Swing at Sumner Meadows Golf Links This is a great summer to pick up a club and try golfing. Sumner Meadows has a wide range of activities for everyone from first-timers to youth to aspiring Arnolds and Tigers! Junior Golf Program Ages 8-17 For $50, Birdie Club Limited Benefits gives young golfers the Junior $7 stand-by rate, allowing them to be called to the tee when an opening becomes available; club discounts on range balls; and a USGA handicap and rules book. For $80, Eagle Club Full Benefits also includes golf clinics on Tuesday evenings in summer, discounts on clubs and merchandise, entry for the Junior Club Championship Tournament and more!

Then, it’s just a short walk to the Museum of Glass. You can enjoy the work of world-renowned contemporary artists. I really liked the hot shop; since my doctorate doesn’t include glass, I settled to watch professional artists at work.

Junior Golf Camp July 10-12 or August 7-9 Youth ages 8-17 can learn the basics of golf including etiquette, safety rules, swing fundamentals and enjoy putting

While these three museums, all next door to each other, can fill a day or two...or three, there are a few others in Tacoma. My favorite is the often overlooked (and free!) Karpeles Manuscript Museum, just across from Wright Park at 407 South G St. It might not be flashy, but it houses some of the major documents that have shaped our world. Then, you cross the street to the W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory (also free) to enjoy flower gardens even on a rainy day!

There’s Summer Fun at Sumner Senior Center

You can e-mail Dr. Sumner at DrSumner@ci.sumner.wa.us.

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and chipping contests. Cost is $60 for Junior Members, $70 for non-members. Tournament Series Entry fees for each tournament include 18 holes of golf, golf car, a meal, range balls and prize fund. June 22, 2 pm start 2 Best Balls of 4 $75 per player Sign up by June 19 August 13, 2 pm start 2 Person Chapman $65 per player Sign up by August 13 Join the Club! As always, there are the Men’s and Women’s Clubs at Sumner Meadows. And, if you really think you’ll be hitting the links this summer and fall, you can still purchase the 2007 Player’s Card that helps you start earning free golf and other great discounts. For details, call 253-863-8198 or go to www.golfsumnermeadows.com.

Especially For Senior Citizens

Take up painting! Enjoy live music! Tiptoe through a lavender field. You can do it all at the Sumner Senior Center. Open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm, the Center welcomes guests ages 55 and over for activities, services and lunch! To sign up for a trip (listed pages 4-5), contact Denise Schultz at 253-2995732. Daily schedules of events at the Senior Center at www.ci.sumner.wa.us.


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Sumner Community Connection

Especially for Kids

Sumner Family Center Offers Free Classes Take advantage of free classes through the Sumner Family Center and learn everything from arts and crafts to sports to being prepared outdoors! Arts & Crafts July 9-13 Grades 1-3 at 10-11:30 am Grades 4-6 at 1-2:30 pm Materials will be provided. Bring your imagination! Sports Clinic July 9-13 Grades 1-6 at 1-3 pm Enhance your sports skills! Learn soccer and field hockey. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle. Fun with Food July 16-20 Grades 1-6 at 10-11:30 am Learn why nutrition is important, how to make healthy choices, and how to prepare healthy snacks!

Drama July 16-25 Grades 1-6 at 1-2:30 pm With a performance on Wednesday, July 25 at 1 pm. Sewing July 23-27 Grades 1-6 at 10-11:30 am or 12:30 pm Choose a session and bring your own materials for pillow cases and shorts. The fashion show will be July 27 at 11 am. REI P.E.A.K. Program July 30-31 Grades 1-3 at 10-11:30 am Grades 4-6 at 1-2:30 pm REI’s Promoting Environmental Awareness in Kids will help you understand how to be safe and prepared for the outdoors. For more information, call 253-8916535 or www.sumner.wednet.edu

June 2007--Summer Fun

Celebrate

“...I see regular people living their plain old lives. But not my family and I because we are going to the best park in the solar system!” --Dylan

In 2003, children envisioned their perfect park. On July 1, the result of their vision becomes reality when Rainier View Park is officially dedicated with a celebration featuring music and fun activities. Join us in welcoming the east side’s own dream park.

Rainier View Park Dedication July 1 at 1 pm Help limit congestion--walk or ride a bike to the dedication if possible.

Sumner City Council

Steve Allsop

Curt Brown

Mike Connor

Leroy Goff

City of Sumner 1104 Maple Street Sumner, WA 98390

Ed Hannus

Randy Hynek

Matt Richardson

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