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April  25, 2013- Vol 5, Issue 9
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In This Issue
Help Welcome Troops Home
Shred & Clean Returns
Passport Change
Public Notices
Thank you to Sumner Rotary, Windmill Gardens and Tullys for hosting Girls Night Out last Friday to raise money for a Sumner YMCA.  A little rain did not stop the fun festivities.
Mayor's Update: Exciting YMCA Announcement
Mayor Enslow's family lent their support to help build a YMCA in Sumner.

I'm passing along an announcement that just came out today from the YMCA.  We have been working hard to bring the Y to Sumner and this is really exciting.  I believe the Y is an investment in the future of our community and brings opportunities for people of any age to be healthier.  It's a community resource that we have long wanted here in Sumner. Now, we get all of this plus better access for Sumner residents. It's very exciting.  Read on for details...


YMCA revitalizes Sumner project  


The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties is pursuing an alternate location in Sumner with the potential to break ground as early as spring 2014. The Y has received $7.75 million in community donations for a Y in Sumner and is seeking continued philanthropic support to bring this community dream to reality. A Y in Sumner would serve as a regional healthy living facility benefiting community members of all ages, backgrounds, and income levels.


The potential site is near the intersection of 64th Street East and 160th Avenue East in Sumner. Several parcels of land became available simultaneously that provided a suitable site for a YMCA. Market research updated this month shows the need for YMCA services in Sumner is stronger than ever.


Sumner City Council will consider revised agreements that reflect the new location and circumstances. The YMCA is expected to be 80,000 to 100,000 square feet and feature two swimming pools, two gyms, cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a track, an internet café, a child watch area, a teen center, multipurpose rooms, an arts center, and a community room. The Y relies on donations to support funding of this community center. 


See the full press release from the YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties

Help Welcome Troops Home


Through the Community Connector program, Sumner is parntered with the Army's 593rd Sustainment Brigade at Joint Base Lewis McChord. Some members of the 593rd recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan. To thank them for their service, AUSA (the Association of the US Army) is hosting a Welcome Home dinner at The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse on Thursday, May 2 at 6 pm.



You are invited to come join in the celebration as your dinner cost ($20 per person) helps allow those who served to enjoy the dinner for free. You can either enjoy the meal with the troops or help serve them dinner as an added way of saying thank you. Click here to RSVP to Karissa.



Mayor Enslow joined General Brown, friends and family to welcome members of the 593rd Brigade home from deployment. Now, it's the  community's chance to welcome them home with a dinner at The Old Cannery. (Courtesy of 593rd Sustainment Brigade)
Shred & Clean in Sumner


Do you have documents that need shredding after doing your taxes?  Ready to recycle and repurpose items (and save gas!) in honor of Earth Day?  We'll see you at the Shred & Clean!


April 27, 10 am - 2 pm

Old Red Apple Parking Lot
(corner of Maple and Alder)

In this one spot, you can bring:

--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

Passport Change



We are sorry to announce that until further notice, starting May 1, the City of Sumner will no longer process passports from City Hall.  


Click here for other locations to obtain a passport and more information about passports. 


Public Notices update
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