Are you coming to Vader for the Fourth of July? If not you’re missing out. There will be a parade, games, watermelon seed-spitting contest, vendors and more, all culminating in a grand fireworks display at dusk. This community-initiated program has grown rapidly since sprouting last year, and those who wish to learn more can contact event organizer Judy Costello at (360) 295-3036.
For those who are unaware, the Vader Assembly of God hosts a food bank for the community every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, with the next open day coming up July 8. Open starting at 10 a.m., the food bank is among a number of outreach programs available for community members at the church, and those with questions may call (360) 295-3756.
If you missed the City Council meeting last Thursday night, officials voted to contract with Jerome W. Morrissette & Associates, out of Olympia, for engineering services at a rate of $5,000 for six months, as the city prepares for possible land acquisition and certain infrastructure projects. Mayor Ken Smith said Morrissette’s company is renowned for their ability to acquire grant funding street improvements, and he expects the city to benefit from contracting with them.
If you received a strange letter with your sewer bill this month, don’t panic, it is simply informing landowners of a grant opportunity available to have side sewers replaced, if such replacement is needed. City Hall is hoping to involve as many individuals as possible to start correcting leaks in the system, and those with questions or concerns may call City Hall at (360) 925-3222.