The 4th of July community potluck and BBQ at the First Baptist Church was reported to be a huge success. There was a bouncy house for the kids and barbecues for everyone to use. There was also a large open area for all of the combined fire works, and a picnic area. We hear that they are planning on doing it again next year.
August is going to be a very exciting month for Tom and Dolly Green. Their grand-daughter Samantha is getting married Aug. 19 in Snohomish. Needless to say, the grand-parents are very excited for her. After the wedding the newlyweds will be moving to California so that the groom can finish earning his degree. Then, their grandson will be relocating to Victoria B.C, to attend a boarding school. Dolly said that over in Saudi Arabia, the schools go only so high so her son’s employer provides for boarding school when the kids are ready. So Tom and Dolly won’t have to travel so far to visit at least one grandson.
Bonita and Marlene from the Senior Center are absolutely excited about the results from the Shindig Pancake Breakfast. After they recover from the work, they might even try to dande a little jig to celebrate.
The Sultan Library has an open position on the board. They are accepting letters of interest at this time. If you need information on how to fill out a letter of interest or need more information on the position, please contact Jackie Personeus, who is the manager of the library. You can also contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must live within the Sultan Library service area. The deadline to apply is August 10th.
On Wednesday, July 31 the library will be hosting an investigation on what the dinosaurs left behind. It will begin at 1:30 p.m. and children ages 6 to 12 are invited to attend.
This year, Sultan’s Mayor’s Youth Achievement Award was presented to Samantha Koenig for the outstanding volunteerism and citizenship in the city of Sultan.
Samantha, also known as Sammy, has been an active member of the community since she was a young child; this a trait she learned from her father and grandparents.
Although she has not lived in Sultan her entire life, this is her home. Her family moved to Sultan about five years ago and enjoys the family and community atmosphere here.
Sammy has been a part of the community’s events since she was a toddler. Before she could actually participate volunteering she would sit by the car with her older sister, Paxton, while their parents and grandparents would set up for the annual Shindig Parade. As she grew up, Sammy began to help out closing streets and doing parade setup. In 2012, she was recognized with rest of the Koenig family as the Grand Marshals for Shindig Festival .
Sammy has volunteered at the Lip Sync Contest as well as being a contestant. By the way, she won in the High School Division this year! For the past five years, she volunteered setting up for the Annual Chamber Auction and worked the floor during the event. In 2013 she was in charge of the raffle auction set up.
She volunteers at Winterfest and entertains the community by performing at the event. Sammy has been actively involved in the music programs, show choir, and the women’s choir and plays at Sultan High. She has been a member of the award winning Color Guard Team for three years.
She is a talented community spirited person and a great friend to all.
Snohomish County Commissioner Toni Olson and Program Manager at Customer Renewables Leslie Moynihan will present a ceremonial check in the amount of $51,374 to the city of Sultan to fund installation of the solar photovoltaic (PV) demonstration project on the roof of Sultan Community Center and install an educational kiosk about the benefits and cost savings of solar power in the lobby of the building.
This whole thing came about because Snohomish Public Utility (PUD) approved an application for $51,374 to install the photovoltaic (PV) by the City of Sultan.
Larry (Woody) and Judy Woods were nominated to be the Grand Marshals of the Shindig Festival for this year.
“We were very honored by the nomination but also very humbled because there are so many wonderful people and great volunteers in this town,” said Dolly. “We know that many many people are very qualified for this honor.”