The dedication ceremony of Osprey Park was held on Saturday, July 6. In attendance were Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick; Sultan Volunteer Coordinator Donna Murphy; Debbie Copple, Director of the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce; Sultan Director of Community Development Bob Martin and Sultan Councilwoman Kay George. They joined with the Public Utility District Commissioner Toni Olson, several fish biologists and the Tulalip environmental liaison Daryl Williams in celebrating the trail improvements and fish habitat enhancements completed by the PUD.
Claire Sorgen, 13, of Sultan, also attended the dedication ceremony, impressing all those who attended with her exceptional grace and elegance as she negotiated the grassy area by the park in her stylish stiletto heels. Sorgen is the current reigning International Junior Miss Pre-Teen Miss Washington, and will be traveling to Virginia Beach, Va., later this month to compete for the title of International Junior Miss Pre-Teen.
Sorgen will be in Sultan’s Summer Shindig grand parade on Saturday, July 13. She will appear with her younger sister, 11-year-old Lydia Sorgen, who is the reigning Miss Sky Valley Pre-Teen. The Miss Sky Valley pageant is a local pageant that is dedicated to promoting positive self-esteem.
Last week marked an important milestone for Donna Marshall, the customer service manager at Coastal Community Bank in Sultan. She is the first person in her immediate family to reach the age of 60. This includes Marshall’s parents, sister and older brother. Marshall’s younger brother traveled down from Alaska to help her celebrate the landmark birthday, which they did, holding a grand celebration at her home. Here’s to 70!
Lightning struck last week at the home of Dolly Boucher, who lives on 1st Street in Sultan. A large evergreen tree, which stood in very close proximity to her home, was hit and damaged so severely it had to be removed. Boucher was happy her home wasn’t hurt in the process, but was very sad to see the majestic old tree go. The lightening also blew up a transformer across the street.
On Monday, July 1, a group of teenagers participating in the summer drop-in program at the Sultan Boys and Girls Club were given the opportunity to go on a field trip to Northwest University in Kirkland, and were given a tour of the college which overlooks the field where the Seattle Seahawks used to practice.
The kids and chaperones were given the tour by Northwest University staff photographer John Vicory, who showed the group his studio and office, talking of how he was able to successfully turn his passion for photography into a career. Vicory allowed the teens to utilize his photography equipment, including lights, backgrounds and cameras, and allowed them to both sit for portraits and photograph each other.
Vicory chatted with the kids, inquiring as to what it is that they love to do, and then provided input on how they might pursue their dreams as viable career options.
After the tour the group went out for frozen yogurt.
For more information on the Sultan Boys and Girls Club, please call (360) 793-2515.