Have you picked your spot to spend the Fourth of July? Vader will be glad to include you in their big community celebration, which starts at 5 p.m. with a lawnmower parade, watermelon bust, games, vendors and more—and, of course, fireworks at dusk. More than $1,800 has been gathered toward the fireworks display, and all area residents are invited to attend. For more information, contact event organizer Judy Costello at (360) 295-3036.
This Wednesday will feature another free food giveaway by the Vader Assembly of God outside the post office and local residents are encouraged to come by and stock up breads, chips, produce and other items. This event takes place the last Wednesday of each month and is part of ongoing efforts by the church to minister to the community.
On Thursday, the Vader City Council will be holding their regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall, during which time officials are expected to consider making permanent a ban against recreational marijuana facilities. Public input is encouraged from both sides of the issue, and those seeking information or accommodations may call City Hall at (360) 295-3222.
On Saturday, City Hall will be hosting a yard waste recycling and document shredding event at the entrance to the sewer plant (1025 A St.) where area residents can drop off their yard debris and sensitive documents to be disposed of for free. Grass clippings, leaves, branches and shrubs will be accepted, while residents can dispose of up to three bags of documents. This event is sponsored by Lewis County Solid Waste Utility and the State Department of Ecology.
The Vader Citizen’s League has announced the start of regular children’s events at Werden Park now through the end of August. With the first one starting last Monday, regular crafts and activities have been planned for July 18 and 28, and Aug. 11 and 25, all for free. While all are welcome to this event, organizers ask that children 8 and younger be accompanied by a parent or guardian.