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August 22, 2013- Vol 5, Issue 26
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In This Issue
Salute the Troops
Military Parade
Back to School Fair
Congratulations, Kassandra
Public Notices
Sumner's Main Street filled with car lovers of all ages on Sunday at Classy Chassis.   Sumner Police even got into the spirit, putting on display the department's DARE car, a 1969 GTO. (Photo courtesy of Sumner Downtown Association)
Mayor's Update: Upgrading Main Street

Shakespeare asks, "What's in a name?" and when it comes to Main Street, the name pretty much says it all.  In many ways, Main Street is the heart and soul of a community.  It's where we hold many of our events and where most of us ride our bikes or drive to different parts of Sumner, whether it's games at Sunset Stadium, shopping downtown or getting ice-cream at the Dairy Freeze.


It's especially important that the City properly maintains Main Street, and because we depend on it so much, Main Street is the hardest street in Sumner on which to do road work.  This Sunday and next, crews will be chip sealing Main Street.  They'll lay tar and then a layer of "chips," or rocks on top.  All of this is covered again by a fog seal that will make the road look like new and last a lot longer.  This is going to go from the railroad tracks near Kincaid all the way to Valley Avenue.


To get this done as efficiently as possible, the crew will do a rolling shut-down.  They'll close one section of Main Street, do the work, and then reopen it as they move east along the street.  We're hoping this means each section is only closed for an hour or two.  But, I realize there's no time, not even a Sunday in August, when closing Main Street for any amount of time is not without its impacts.  If you live, work or need access to something on Main Street and have questions, please contact Greg in Public Works at or 253-299-5707.



Thank you for your patience as we work to preserve this vital part of our City.  In the end, we'll have a beautiful Main Street ready to serve as our heart and soul once again.  




Mayor Dave Enslow      

Mayor Enslow talks with a resident about the upcoming chip seal project on Main Street.


Sumner Salutes the Troops


Military Parade Includes Sumner Veterans


Speaking of military, the celebrations continue this Saturday over in Tacoma with the inaugural Celebrating Military Service Parade, hosted by our friends at The Daffodil Festival.  The Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a unit of veterans from Puyallup and Sumner to walk or ride in the parade. (Thank you to Jerry Yoder for the use of some nice classic cars!) If you are a veteran and would like to join in, please send an email to Carmen by Friday to sign up.  Or, if you'd prefer, head over to Tacoma after Salute the Troops and enjoy the parade. 


More information about the parade

Back to School Fair



The Sumner/Bonney Lake Family Center is holding a Back to School Fair with school supplies, resource fair, backpacks, haircuts and more.  The Fair is Monday, August 26 4-7 pm at the Family Center.  Learn More


Congratulations, Kassandra!


 The Washington Finance Officers Association let Sumner know that Sumner's Kassandra Raymond had earned the Professional Finance Officer Award for the State of Washington.  In the announcement, Chair Dawn Masko wrote, "This annual award requires ongoing educational and professional excellence on the part of each individual and is not automatically awarded.  Kassandra is committed to achieving educational and professional excellence as acknowledged in the receipt of this award for 11 years."  Kassandra came to Sumner less than a year ago to serve as our Financial Services Manager, and we congratulate her on this achievement.   


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