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Support fireworks request Monday

Most people believe that the 4

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of July fireworks are provided by the City of Sunnyside. The Sunnyside Lions Club, local VFW and VFW auxiliaries sponsor the annual 4

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of July fireworks display. We work hard for 12 months to raise funds through donation jars, private donations, fundraisers such as the VFW dinners (like tonight’s chili dog feed) and other projects.

Every year we approach City Council for a contribution toward the fireworks expenses, and every year we struggle to make them understand the value and the importance of this patriotic display in the community.

We will present our request to City Council again this year on Monday, June 12. If you wish to voice your support, please attend the council meeting at 6:30 p.m.

/s/ Melba Fujiura, Sunnyside Lions member

Senior party

a big success

Thank you to the many generous parents who volunteered their time and talents throughout the school year in an effort to provide a fun and safe graduation party for our Sunnyside High School class of 2006.

The party was held immediately following graduation until the wee hours of 2 a.m. Lots of food was consumed by hungry, new graduates, as bingo and casino gaming areas were set up with great prizes to win. Music and dancing was enjoyed, along with fun-for-all gaming activities.

Thank you to all the senior parents who helped during the entire year, those who donated supplies or who volunteered at the party. Thank you to the junior class parents for supply the desserts and vegetable trays for the party.

Thank you to all the merchants for their donations for the party.

A special thank you to the following parents who found the time to make sure things got done: Molly Ramos, Kim Taylor-Morris, Mike Aguirre, Laura Simmons, Cheryl Huenefeld and Sharon Tyler. Apologies for anyone missed.

The graduating class of 2006 ended its special evening with memories of eating, dancing, playing and laughing together. Some of the larger prizes raffled off consisted of two-way radios, luggage, mountain bikes, Play Station 2, Game Cube, digital cameras, I-POD Nano’s, TV’s, microwaves, BBQ’s, a laptop and a 1995 Jeep Wrangler.

As you can see, it took a lot of support from parents and merchants to leave these young adults with great memories of their senior graduation evening. What an awesome accomplishment!

Thank you, once again, to all those who took the time to make it happen. It was definitely worth it.

/s/ Lisa DrRuyter, Sunnyside

Sunnyview Park improvements appreciated

Our family would like to thank the City of Sunnyside for its recent hard work in improving the conditions of Sunnyview Park. We are a softball family, so we’re there once or twice a week playing league games.

The new dirt on the softball fields, the shorter grass and the newly paved parking lot are all much appreciated, and have made coming to the ball park much more enjoyable for our entire team.

We have heard further improvements might be planned, and we think that is a great idea.

We would also like to urge other teams and visitors to the park to help keep it clean by not leaving behind any garbage. This would be an easy way to show the City of Sunnyside that we appreciate its hard work, and would appreciate any other improvements that could be made.

Thanks, again, for a much more enjoyable summer at the park!

/s/ Dave and Alison Kleinow and family, Grandview

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