Salmon Bake and World Stage a Big Success for Lake City Summer Festival
A huge thank you to all the incredible volunteers and all those who worked tirelessly to bring the Lake City Summer Festival back to the Community. LCFF was thrilled to host hundreds of families in Albert Davis Park to enjoy family activities and an incredible line up of performers.
While the people that contributed to the success of the event are too numerous to mention here we would like to give a shout out to a few superstars.
Monica Sweet (sound for the world music stage)
TomiJo McCarrier – Seattle Parks and Rec
LCFF Board Members – Annie Stocker (head of salmon bake), Ray Robinson, Molly Burke (children’s area lead) and Robin Crowder
Chuck Schultz (grill master extraordinaire)
Executive Chef’s Jak and Asoka from 21 Acres
Furtuna Telke – Grand Marshal of the Parade and and inspiration to us all
Kym Smith, Lake City Fred Meyer
Manila Manila, Auto Shine, Urban Heron Painting, Two Dog Yoga, Beer Authority, Grocery Outlet and the Friendly Foam Shop
Nancy (AND pAT) Pew, Lake City Children’s Librarian
Pierre Family for the awesome mustang for the parade
The Lake City Collective (LCC) has formed to create a unified voice among the mosaic of cultures in the Lake City neighborhood to increase capacity and political agency among communities of color, immigrants and refugees. The group is working to build bridges across the diverse Lake City Community to begin to build consensus on and advocate for shared needs and goals in the many public and nonprofit planning processes that are actively seeking their input.
Community leaders Peggy Hernandez, Cesar Garcia and Tsegay Berhe, established the Lake City Collective to build the capacity of marginalized populations to address issues like economic development, affordable housing, displacement, early learning, across the ages programing, and all aspects of livability in our Community.
As we look forward to another strong year in 2018, we wanted to take a brief moment to reflect back on some of the accomplishments of 2017. Thank you to everyone who supported our work, volunteered your time, attended an event or took part in the Lake City Community.
Held 9 Community Conversations involving hundreds of people on important neighborhood issues
Worked with our partners to complete a neighborhood planning grant that engaged over 5oo community stakeholders through survey’s, focus groups and community meetings resulting in an inclusive action plan
Held 10 Live Music Concerts in our Lake City Mini Park
Painted 2 Store Fronts at no cost to the business owners
Worked with the Lake City Young Leaders to continue the mural projects that brought out hundreds of volunteers
Held 7 Community Clean Up efforts throughout the neighborhood
Promoted Small Businesses in Lake City through various events and programs
Completed the 4th year of “World of Tastes in the Heart of Lake City” program with 450 “passports” circulated
Worked with Seattle Department of Transportation to get street murals, crosswalks and stop signs on 28th Ave. NE and to address our Lake City Way medians
Planted flowers along LCW with the Lion’s Club and Lake City Young Leaders
Worked to shadow two new development projects through the design review process
Supported the Lake City Young Leaders program with stipends for participation and leadership in Community events
Worked with businesses and service providers to hold the Lake City Pub Crawl, Trick or Treat Walk, Bike Everywhere Day, Park(ing) Day, Roll and Read literacy event, two World Dance Parties and Pumpkin Palooza
Conducted walking tours and discussions with Mayoral Candidates and at large City Council Candidates
Helped to form the District 5 Business Coalition to create cohesion and dialog across the district and successfully advocate for the expansion of the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program to the north end
Worked with the North Seattle Rotary to get an information kiosk installed at the Jackson Park Tutoring Center
Held a fund raiser for our amazing Lake City Farmers Market and also maintained an outreach table throughout the market season
Brought live children’s theater and live chickens to educate youth, with our partners from the Hunger Intervention Program, to Albert Davis Park
There are so many people in the Community who are not aware of the incredible and positive impact that the Lake City Lions Club have had on the Lake City community. With the upcoming 12th Annual Olympic Hills Pancake Breakfast to benefit the school hosted by the Lions we thought we would share a little bit of the fantastic work the organization has done and continues to do in the neighborhood.
They built the Lake City Community Center through donations and volunteer efforts
Purchased a Medic Car for the Seattle Fire Department
Donated funds to the City of Seattle to build Albert Davis Park
Traded land to the City to build the Lake City Library
Built Virgil Flaim Park
Their work continues today supporting North Helpline, Sacajawea Elementary, Olympic Hills Elementary and Nathan Hale High School. This past year they recycled 1500 pairs of eyeglasses and 50 hearing aids and continue to provide eyeglasses and hearing aids for those in need. The Lions provide a health screening unit to three elementary schools for vision and hearing screening. They provided over 200 dictionaries to third graders at four local schools. They are the ones that hang the flags along Lake City Way and work to keep the planters stocked and maintained along the business corridor. They regularly hold the Lake City Flea Market and are the group behind the Annual Fright Night event. They award scholarships and host the Annual “Back to School Barbecue at Virgil Flaim in support of families served through the North Seattle Family Resource Center. From painting out graffiti to awarding a handful of scholarships each year the work they do is invaluable.
As you can see, we are very lucky to have the Lake City Lions in our Community. Next time you see a Lion please be sure to thank them for all they do and have done for Lake City. The Club is always looking for new members. If you are interested you can contact Gordy Smith at (206)639-8813
Lake City Lions – Pancake Breakfast to Support Olympic Hills Elementary – December 2nd from 9am-11am at the Lake City Community Center with live entertainment. $6 Adults/$4 Kids/$20 for families (2 adults and 2+ kids)