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Celebrate 'Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore' Day by volunteering in parks on Oct. 26
The annual parks clean up event in Kenmore will take place on Oct. 26 and honors Kenmore’s first Mayor Jack V. Crawford’s many contributions to Kenmore. Crawford was particularly proud of Kenmore’s parks. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon at Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Ave. NE,and Squire’s Landing, 7515 NE 175th St, to help pick up debris, pull weeds, disperse mulch, grub blackberries and Knotweed roots, and remove ivy. Welcoming remarks begin at 9 a.m. at Log Boom Park.
In 2009, the Kenmore City Council proclaimed Oct. 24 “Courtesy is Contagious in Kenmore” Day as an annual observance in honor of Crawford, who passed away in December 2008. Crawford served on the Kenmore City Council from the city’s incorporation in August 1998 through December 2005. During his council tenure, he held the position of Kenmore’s first Mayor from 1998-99; and held the position of Deputy Mayor from 2000-01.
In 2008, while serving as the president of the Kenmore Heritage Society, Crawford played a key role in developing the Kenmore History Path at Log Boom Park. The Heritage Society dedicated the path to Crawford in August 2009.
Individuals, families, and community groups are encouraged to participate. No need to preregister but participants can help us determine the amount of supplies needed with an RSVP to Volunteer and Events Coordinator Cindy Shelton at email@example.com or 425-398-8900. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by their parent. Youth 17 and under are required to have parent or guardian sign volunteer agreement form to participate.
Gloves and basic gardening tool supplies are limited. Participants are encouraged to bring their own in case there are not enough. The event will happen rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Water and light snacks will be provided.
The park clean up event is organized by the City of Kenmore. The city thanks the following sponsors of City of Kenmore community events throughout the year: Frank Lumber Co., Banner Bank, Grocery Outlet, BowWow Fun Towne, Bastyr University, Snapdoodle Toys, Puget Sound Energy, Republic Services, Northshore Utility District, Buyers’ Choice, and Kenmore Reporter.
For more information, please contact Cindy Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-398-8900.