Werden Park’s new basketball court is ready for use, thanks to fundraising efforts from the Park Board, the Vader Committee for Community Improvements, and help from resident Finepolo Toutai. Says VCCI President Lois Wilson, “Thanks to all the volunteers who helped with the basketball court at Werden Park, and those who took part in the fundraising that made this project possible. It was a great success and we hope to keep moving forward with more projects.”
A third Department of Commerce Workshop is scheduled for Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. in City Hall. Intended to help residents understand the processes required to improve the city’s sewer plant, these workshops are free and open to the public, while those unable to attend may pick up notes at City Hall afterward.
The Vader City Council has chosen to begin opening their meetings in prayer, in light of the recent US Supreme court ruling upholding the practice in Greece, N.Y. Councilor Mark Fenison said this tradition harks back to a time when even church services were held in government buildings, and the practice is expected to begin by their next council meeting.
Local community organizers are gearing up for Vader’s Fourth of July celebration, and those interested in participating as volunteers, vendors or parade entrants may contact Judy Costello at (360) 295-3036. Acts such as Nehemiah Brown are expected to return, while the growing funds for fireworks are expected to be even bigger than last year.