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Lions Club member encourages Council to attend celebration

Long-time Sunnyside Lions Club member Julia Hart, who is also on the organization's Fourth of July celebration committee, went before Sunnyside City Council Monday night.

Hart extended an invitation to Council to attend the Fourth of July celebration at Sunnyside High School shortly after dusk. She also thanked Council for what she termed as its generous donation of $4,000 to the Fourth of July celebration.

As a result of the donation, the community will be treated to a 40-minute fireworks show that will cost $8,000.

Hart shared with Council a list of the fireworks that will be on display at the celebration.

"They finish off the show with a huge American flag display," said Hart. "If you don't come inside the stadium you are going to miss that."

Hart also said she hopes the community takes advantage of the free fireworks show that residents helped pay for to celebrate Independence Day.

Mayor Ed Prilucik also pointed out that the music at the celebration is quite enjoyable.

Council strikes gold—of sorts

Sunnyside City Manager Bob Stockwell had some encouraging news for the Sunnyside City Council Monday night.

Stockwell said the city hit pay dirt at its well No. 11 location.

"We were drilling for water and found it," joked Stockwell. "It doesn't stink. It doesn't burn."

Stockwell said the city hit water in the new well at 420 feet. Once the casing was put in place the water level rose to within three feet of the top of the casing. Stockwell said this is good news because it shows that the water is carrying a lot of pressure. This will result in some cost savings for the city when installing the pump system.

Stockwell said initial tests also showed the water is of high quality.

"It is tentatively very good news," said Stockwell.

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