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October 23, 2013- Vol 5, Issue 35
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Travel to MOHAI
Sunset Festival of Bands
Drug Take-Back
Here, Kitty Kitty!
Public Notices

Thank you to everyone who helped add another year in the special tradition of the Sumner Homecoming Parade.  This parade wasn't just the football team and band.  Other students, alumni, local businesses and city leaders joined in the spirit.  Click here for more Homecoming Parade pictures.

Mayor's Update: Telling Sumner's Story

 You may have noticed that there's a new history book about Sumner. Images of America: Sumner shares the stories and pictures of Sumner, primarily through the early and mid-1900s. The best thing about this book is that it tells your story.


Many, many people contributed their photos, knowledge and memories to this book. We had a Kincaid descendant from California sending in pictures. The School District shared old scrapbooks from students. Many business owners and residents brought in their own photos of families, farms and shops on Main Street.


Whether you've lived here 30 years or just moved here or even love to visit, you are part of this story. Together, we are all caretakers of the memories as well as the authors of tomorrow's memories that are being written today. I think the best thing about this book is that it reminds us that we don't have to be a Ryan or Kincaid to shape this community. We could be like Ernest Darr, who helped raise his nephew and tried nearly every kind of business you can think of on Main Street.


Thank you for the wonderful stories that make Sumner what it is today. Copies of Images of America: Sumner are available in stores throughout Sumner. There's a full list here. If you live outside of Sumner, we know A Good Book is prepared to take orders over the phone and ship. We also have copies available in City Hall, and the proceeds of those will help the City with its ongoing upkeep of the historic Ryan House.


Mayor Dave Enslow 

Travel to MOHAI

Sumner is traveling together to MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle.  We'll all be riding the 578 bus from Sumner to Seattle, visiting the museum, and riding the train back.  MOHAI is also preparing some Sumner-related celebrations to welcome our tour.  Cost is $16 per person.  (Normal entry into MOHAI's new facility on Lake Union would be $15.)  Cost covers transportation and museum admission, and you'll get to keep your Orca card to ride Sound Transit again in the future! 


Sumner Rotary is hosting the trip, but you don't have to be a Rotarian to join in the fun.  Reserve your spaces by contacting with your name, contact email or phone number and how many in your group.  Thank you to Sumner Rotary, Sound Transit and MOHAI for making this trip possible.

Sunset Festival of Bands


trumpet.jpgOctober 26, 9 am - 6 pm

Sunset Chev Stadium

Enjoy the 5th Annual Sunset Festival of Bands, a marching band field show competition featuring Sumner's own band along with the Seattle Seahawks Drumline, Blue Thunder and more high school marching bands.


More information

Drug Take-Back


October 26, 10 am - 2 pm

Police Department, Sumner City HallPolice logo

Drop off any unused prescription drugs for safe disposal, and keep them from being abused by youth or adults.  If you miss this special day, you can always return unused prescriptions in the green bin in the Police Dept. lobby during regular business hours. 

Here, Kitty Kitty!

 It's getting to be a pretty full house at Metro Animal Services where the cutest little bundles of fluff are just waiting for their new Forever Families. 


Kittens needing homes includ Thyme (shown left).  Is your home their new home? 


Take a look.

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