July 23, 2015- Vol 7, Issue 30
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In This Issue
Busy Senior Center
Golf for Life
Public Notices

 This week's Music Off Main travels down the road a bit to Sunset Chev Stadium.  The Andy Shofner Band concert joins Relay for Life for a full evening of fun music and memorable moments.   More information
Mayor's Update: The Little Things of Sumner
Welcoming new members of such a caring staff is one of my favorite parts of the job!
If I asked you what the City staff do, I'd bet you'd answer things like make arrests, pave roads, answer questions, provide water and sewer service, and so on.  I just wanted to share that it's not always what the City staff do that makes Sumner such a great place, but how they do it.  Here are two examples:

Katie is our new parks/cemetery employee.  She drives the watering truck to water the hanging baskets (early in the morning so that we don't lose any water to evaporation).  About two weeks into her job, she saw an elderly woman on Kincaid Avenue, looking a bit lost. 
Instead of just driving by, Katie pulled the truck over, got out, and offered some much needed assistance. 

Scott is in our Public Works department and got a call from someone developing land in the north end.  They were about to tear up an old patch of zucchini that was at the peak of perfection for picking.  Scott grabbed a co-worker, a bunch of boxes, and picked the zucchini to deliver to the Sumner Community Food Bank
, which was then given to those in need

These are just two examples of things your staff do every day to keep this city running well.  They are an incredible group of creative people who always seem to look for solutions.  Whether you're paying your water bill or pass a crew working out in the hot sun, please thank them. They come to work every day looking for ways to make all our lives a little better.

Mayor Dave Enslow
Busy Senior Center
The Sumner Senior Center offered a mid-year report, and all indications show that it's a busy, popular place.  In the first six months of 2015, they had 8,038 visits.  That's an average of 75 visitors each day!  Most visitors come 2-3 times each week and why not?  The Center hosted 231 health and fitness programs, served 4,953 meals, held 16 educational seminars such as demystifying smart phones, held 38 events and took 20 trips.  They have a new patio to enjoy and were donated a television.  If you haven't checked out the Sumner Senior Center yet, you may want to give it a try.  (Must be 55 and older to play!)  There's more planned for the second half of the year.  Thank you to coordinator Melissa Holt and partners Stafford Suites for helping the City make the Senior Center the place to be.
Sumner Golf for Life
Coming up next Friday, July 31, at High Cedars Golf Club, the City employees are hosting a golf tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Although for a serious topic, this is a fun event that includes 18 holes, lunch, dinner and lots of prizes and surprises for Sumner's friends and neighbors.  There's still room available to join in.  Details at www.sumnergolfforlife.org
Public Notices
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