At the last Coffee with the Mayor on Friday, May 24, it was suggested that the flower beds around City Hall needed cleaning and perhaps planting. So a group of volunteers, including the mayor, Eve Daggett, Marta Cunha and Woody and Judy Woods, got together the next day at 9 a.m. downtown. The mayor brought a lot of flowers. The mayor’s two sisters, Dorothy Irish and Helen Ward, visiting from Greshman, Ore., pitched in, too. Susie Hollenbeck donated plants, as did Eve Daggett.
Coffee with the Mayor takes place each Friday at 9 a.m. at Galaxy Chocolates, where Katherine serves espresso and coffee. Everyone is invited, especially those with something special to say.
At the most recent meeting, August Kummerfeldt said she was looking for sponsors for the Super Hero Kids Parade at Shindig in July. August has been the chairwoman of this event for quite a long time. Her phone number is (435) 239-1873. All kids are welcome to participate in the event. Kids are invited to wear Super Hero costumes, but it isn’t necessary.
Sultan administrator Ken Walker also continued a discussion on “Boom Town,” a concept of an outline for the future growth of Sultan. It sounds dry, but people thought it was exciting. It was decided at the last Coffee with the Mayor that Paula Thomas would be the chairperson of the new group.
The first meeting of the group was June 4 at 9 a.m. at City Hall. The meetings will be ongoing the first Tuesday of every month, with a second evening meeting to be held at 7 p.m. for those who can’t make it in the morning.
Ole and Marlene Carlson announced that the folks at the Sky Valley Senior Center are serving a pancake breakfast the first Saturday of every month. There will be scrambled eggs, link sausage, ham biscuits and gravy, French toast, fruit, juice and all the pancakes you can eat, as well as coffee and tea, for just $5. The breakfast runs from 8-11 a.m., and the proceeds go toward funding projects at the senior center.
The Sky Valley Senior Center also serves lunches Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for $3 for members and $5 for non-members. The public is welcome.
The PUD is going to dedicate Osprey Park on Saturday, June 29 at 10 a.m. The dedication will include an educational tour to show the salmon enhancement project they spent $2.5 million to develop.
The city of Sultan got a beautiful new structure next to City Hall in the form of an informational kiosk. A young man named Bryce Power reinvented the town’s worn out old kiosk, which had been little-used lately, into a new kiosk, which the Boy Scout did to earn his rank of Eagle Scout.
And news has arrived that the owners of the Bush House, the historic old hotel in Index, have won a court case over drainage and are now able to proceed with renovations.