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April 2011- Vol 3, Issue 2
In This Issue
Visitor Center Opening
Daffodil Festival Parade
Sumner University Returns
Mayor's Coffee
Shred & Clean
Public Notices
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Come on in for spring events
DaffodilsDaffodils are blooming, rhubarb is being pulled, and it's finally springtime in Sumner.  There are a number of events coming up that are fun and useful to anyone who lives, works or just likes to come to Sumner.  Take a look at the events below, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Visitor Center Grand Opening   April 7, 5 pm

Visitor Center
Sumner's Visitor Center will be one-of-a-kind, like the city it represents.
How many tourists begin their visit by sitting in an old farmhouse kitchen and learning about the town where they've just arrived?  That depends on how many begin at Sumner's new Visitor Center.  

Like most visitor centers, this one offers weary travelers restrooms, brochures, maps, and event information.  But, only in Sumner will they also get to watch video interviews of what the Cannery was like when it really was a cannery; identify locations on a hand-painted map of Sumner by local artist Lana Hoover, and hang out in a kitchen full of vintage teal appliances.


The center will be open seven days a week, and you can join in the celebration of the center's opening on April 7, 5-7 pm.  Rumor has it that on that night only, you may see Mayor Enslow and some councilmembers rolling out crust and chopping rhubarb for a pie!  
Thank you to the Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce, The Old Cannery, and Columbia Bank for making this new visitor center possible.

Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade   April 9, 2:30 pm

Daffodil Parade 
The annual favorite is back!  The 78th annual Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade will come through Sumner's Main Street starting at 2:30 pm on Saturday, April 9.  This year's parade brings a Spirit of Adventure. 
Thank you to all the volunteers who are building a beautiful float to represent Sumner.  Thank you also to the residents and businesses whose traffic and parking are affected by the celebration. 

Find out what's new at Sumner U   April 12 & 19, 6-9 pm

Sumner UniversityThis favorite only comes every two years, so sign up today for Sumner University 2011.  Held over two nights, April 12 & 19, 6-9 pm, this is your chance to learn interesting information about what's going on throughout your City.  You even get to provide your own vision for Sumner's future in the ever popular What Makes a Great Place session. 
Students get a free coursebook and refreshments, and graduates (those who attend both nights) get a diploma and t-shirt.  It's all free, but space is limited so sign up today! 

Mayor's Coffee   April 30, 9 am

Coffee Mug

Come join Mayor Enslow for a chat over coffee at City Hall. 


April 30, 9 am (one hour before Shred & Clean begins)


There's no set agenda, just bring whatever

is on your mind or come and listen. 

Clean up with Shred & Clean   April 30, 10 am - 2 pm

Old Red Apple Parking Lot

Corner of Maple & Alder, Downtown

April 30, 10 am - 2 pm


Celebrate spring, Earth Day, and the fact that your taxes are done.

Get rid of the following items all in one place:

  • Sensitive documents for immediate shredding
  • Left-over prescriptions to Sumner Police
  • Light bulbs & batteries to McLendon Hardware
  • Old cell phones to YWCA for violence victims
  • Clothes, household items and electronics to Goodwill   

Sponsored by the City of Sumner and Daffodil Valley Kiwanis

Public Notices
Ever see a yellow Notice sign around town and not get the chance to read it fully?  Public notices are also posted online, which may be an easier (and drier) option for keeping up to date on the latest public notices.