Opinion

Another successful Fourth of July in Carnation

The weather was perfect and the people were great. We could not have put this together without the hard work of our committee members: Nicole Pitts, 5K-Run; Michele Young and Mark Padget, Hot Rods & Harleys; Missy Paulsen, facilities and volunteer; Janice Stedman, treasurer; John DeCarlo, evening entertainment; Megan Crawford, vendors; Denise Crutchfield, Web designer; Kim Lisk, chair person, parade and daytime entertainment; and Chris Ishoy, who organized the LDS Church missionaries to help at the Fun Run.

Thank you to our city of Carnation - Carl Mueller, public works; Bob; Gary Long, interm city manager; and office workers, Tara, Mary, Becky and Kelly. Thanks also to officer Gene Sanders, police chief Glen Merryman and the entire Carnation Police Department, as well as Russ and Alan of King County Parks.

We would also like to thank all of our sponsors. Without their support and donations, we would not have a Carnation Fourth of July Celebration. Thanks to BTP, Nestle, Carnation Chamber of Commerce, Ixtapa, Swiftwater Community Organization, Cooper-Johnson Enterprises, Remlinger Farms, Tolt Congregational Church, Carnation Storage Center, Carnation Mom's Club, King County Parks & Recreation, LDS Church, Hopelink, Helly Hansen, R&R Rentals, Tremaine Investment Advisors, Nelson Layman Excavation, Humphrey's Tax Service, QFC, Sandy's Espresso, Ho Won Restaurant, Swim with Kim, Thrive Fitness, Two Rivers Massage, Duvall Safeway, Urban Chic Salmon, Diane and Frank Zakrajsek, Southern Living/Nicole Pitts, Hertz Rental, Eastside Fire and Rescue, the city of Duvall and the city of Carnation. Thank you to ACE Hardware, Pete's Club and Simply Grand for all their support, as well.

Thank you to all the residents of Carnation for your patience and support. Thank you to those of you who live along West Morrison and Steward for allowing the staging of the parade route.

Thank you to all our families for their support and help. Thank you to all the volunteers who come out on July Fourth to help us with the run, parade, Hot Rods & Harley Show, emptying garbage, working the fun park, collecting money at the park for parking and cleaning up.

We hope you all had a very safe and fun Fourth of July celebration. See you next year.


The Carnation

Fourth of July Committee

Carnation

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