Robert Gao poses with his daughter Ashley, 2, during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Hundreds enjoy #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party | Photos

The people. The buildings. The community spirit.

These are just a few of the reasons people love Kenmore.

And to celebrate that love — along with the opening of the new community Hangar building and the Town Square — the city through a #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday in downtown.

Hundreds came out on the sunny evening, enjoying family-friendly games, food trucks, music and more.

Mayor David Baker talks about the history of Kenmore during his remarks before the ribbon cutting at the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Current and former Kenmore City Council members cut the ribbon opening Town Square and the Hangar building Saturday. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

The 4,700-square-foot Hangar building serves as a gathering place for residents and visitors. Diva Espresso, a Seattle coffee shop, will celebrate its newest location in the Hangar Saturday. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Residents had the opportunity to leave a “love note” explaining why they love the city of Kenmore during the celebration Saturday. The wall people were posting their notes to was located in the new Hangar building. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amy Cast, of the Northshore School Board, puts a sticky note about why she loves Kenmore during the celebration Saturday. “The people (in Kenmore) are beyond compare,” she said. Megan Campbell, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Various “love notes” people left throughout the event. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

The Hangar features a sea plane hanging from the ceiling. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

The Hangar features various art along the walls. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

The Hangar features various art along the walls. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Diva Espresso anchors the Hangar building. It celebrated its grand opening Saturday. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Diva Espresso put out little treats for people during the #WhyILoveKenmore event. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Megan Motley helps her son, Jack, 3, decorate a rock during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday. Motley said she loves the fountain in the Town Square and the atmosphere of the city. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Mason Banks, 14, throws his hands up after losing to his older brother, Hunter, 16, during a game of table soccer during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday. The boys’ father, Todd, is a partner at Kenmore Air. Their mother, Jayne, also works for Kenmore Air. When asked what they love about Kenmore, Jayne said “the sea planes of course,” adding that she also loves the community feeling. “I just think there’s really good energy in the community right now,” Todd Hunter said. Megan Campbell, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter

Stephanie Skuse and her two-year-old son, Jack, practice tossing balls during the #WhyILoveKenmore event Saturday. Stephanie said she loves Kenmore for “so many reasons,” like the strong community and family-friendly atmosphere. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Stephanie Skuse and her two-year-old son, Jack, practice tossing balls during the #WhyILoveKenmore event Saturday. Stephanie said she loves Kenmore for “so many reasons,” like the strong community and family-friendly atmosphere. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Stephanie Skuse and her two-year-old son, Jack, practice tossing balls during the #WhyILoveKenmore event Saturday. Stephanie said she loves Kenmore for “so many reasons,” like the strong community and family-friendly atmosphere. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

Amber Mehdipour, 14, stacks a Janga block during the #WhyILoveKenmore Summer Party Saturday while Grace Karlinsey, 14, looks on. Megan Campbell, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter

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