I was disappointed with this year's festival of Sunshine
There were no booths. I love the booths and I know all the
kids, at least most, do too. It takes the fun out of it. I think you should
have them up.
I can work on posters and signs. I can help. I can get more
people to help, too. Please call back (839-8890).
/s/ Kendall Platsman, Sunnyside
Sunshine Days help appreciated
On behalf of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce board of
directors, I would like to recognize and thank the individuals who took
valuable weekend time away from their families to assist with Sunnyside's
Sunshine Days celebration. Volunteers are the most valuable asset the Chamber
has, and each person and "man hour" is appreciated.
The day's festivities began with the first ever Sunshine
Days community breakfast, which means that we started cooking at 5 a.m. The
bright eyed, busy tailed breakfast crew included Elner Becker, Juanita
Schlieve, Rhoda Giffen, Karen Friend, Ron Sidwell, Brezzi Campos, Barb Wells
and Ruth Ganser. Very special thanks to Leah Schaneman, who worked with us in
the high school kitchen, and to Ret Stewart of Zillah, who helped us with ideas
and organization. Thanks also to Tami Silva at the Dairy Fair, who donated the
milk and yogurt.
The parade line-up volunteers stepped up next. This group
included Ruben Carrera, Dorothy Leonard, Lloyd Phinney, Marshall Doak, Tom and
Dawn Gaulke and Jesse Gonzales. People who volunteered to judge parade entries
were Ginny Staggers, Janice Dorsey, Marge DeLorme, Carol Newhouse, Sabio Lara,
Alfonso Santos, Brezzi Campos and Bengie Aguilar. Our apologies to everyone who
waited for judging, in particular the pre-schoolers, their parents and their
instructors. Apparently, we had a breakdown in communication, and the judging
was delayed. We will endeavor not to make the same mistakes in the future.
Larry Southern graciously agreed to announced the parade
entries, and after the parade
young ladies from Panda Bear Childcare Center danced and sang for the crowd at
Centennial Square. At 1 p.m. the air was filled with sweet sounds from the
Yakima Valley Community Band. Many thanks to Bill Flower, the Foundation for
the Community of Sunnyside and Daybreak Rotary for the roles they played in
making this concert happen.
The Sunshine Days festivities concluded with another
spectacular Miss Sunnyside Pageant. Jennifer Golden has the annual pageant
running like a well oiled machine, and she and the pageant committee deserve a
standing ovation. Congratulations to the new Miss Sunnyside, Andrea Phillips,
and to Princesses Jacqueline DeRuyter, Jamie Durbin and Megan Cornelius. As
always, the Chamber looks forward to working with them in the coming year.
Many thanks to the city employees for their hard work and
support. We said "tables," and they said, "How many?" The
police department served their community well in their assistance with the
Thank you ladies and gentlemen!
/s/ Kathy Corliss, Tourism & Promotions Director,
Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce
Nethercutt vote encouraged
I support George Nethercutt for U.S. Senate, and I encourage
voters to vote for him this coming general election.
Nethercutt will support and vote for well qualified federal
judge nominees. Patty Murray has voted against well qualified federal judge
nominees whom President Bush has nominated. It has been disgusting to see
Murray vote for filibusters to block the Senate from votong on excellent
Nethercutt has worked directly with the Veterans
Administration to keep veteran hospitals open in our state. In her ads, Murray
likes to take the credit.
Nethercutt is a strong leader. He has supported Medicare
prescription drug benefits; whereas Murray voted against them. He has supported
tax relief for job creation; whereas Murray has voted 282 times in favor of
higher taxes. He has supported a stronger military to defend our homeland;
whereas Murray has voted against our military more than 30 times.
Let me clear up the discussion about Nethercutt's residence.
He has not moved to Bellevue. He is renting an apartment there for when he
campaigns on the west side of the state. He has spent much time in Eastern
Washington. But his home is still in Spokane.
We need stronger Washington state representation in the U.S.
Senate. I urge you to vote for George Nethercutt for U.S. Senate. He has
represented Washington well in the U.S. House of Representatives and will do so
in the Senate also.
/s/ Lydia Lommers, Sunnyside