A Special Thanks to Lake City Businesses

Lake City Businesses Donate Over 100 Salmon Bake Tickets

LCFF would like to take a moment to thank a handful of local businesses that purchased and donated Salmon Bake tickets this year to be distributed by service providers and other social service groups to ensure that some of our less fortunate neighbors can enjoy this year’s Salmon Bake as part of the Lake City Summer Festival and Parade.  A huge thank you to the following businesses for your generosity and Community spirit:

Urban Heron Painting — Learn more.        

  Friendly Foam Shop — Learn more.
Auto Shine on 28th NE — Learn more.
The Beer Authority — Learn more.
Manila Manila — Learn more.
Two Dog Yoga — Learn more.
Grocery Outlet — Learn more.

 

Don’t Miss Opening Day of the LC Farmer Market

LC Farmers Market Returns – June 7th

Make sure not to miss opening day of the Lake City Farmers Market on June 7th from 3-7PM. LCFF will be there with our information booth and we will be hosting the North Seattle Family Resource Center on opening day. We will also be sponsoring Taiko Drumming in Albert Davis Park in partnership with Nancy Pew from the Lake City Library. Make sure to support our wonderful market throughout the season.

Stop by our booth for information on the “Music in the Mini Park” concert series, our next Community Conversation, info on the Little Brook Youth Corps Program and much more.

Amazing Lake City Youth Shares Her Story

LCFF  is honored to share Ms. Furtuna Tekle’s story as part of our goal of bringing the stories of the people who live, work and play in Lake City to Enjoylakecity.org. Furtuna is an inspiration to us all.

“Awklenan! Yakiel, Yakiel!” “ Dictator! Enough is Enough!” I was the only young woman on the
sidewalk, but my voice was strong. The few other women were my mother’s age. All the men
were old, including my father. Yet we were giving our voices to the people walking and driving
by. The American passersby responded, “We are with you!” Our confidence and pride grew,
blunting the scornful laughter and threats of my fellow Eritrean classmates passing by and
through the festival gate. This was my first protest. My first freedom of expression.
Seattle leaders had allowed Eritrean government officials to present a festival in my new city,
my new home. But the festival was not a true reflection of Eritrean society. It was a lie dressed
in the beautiful fabric of my Habesha culture. A lie masked by the delicious aromas of Injera and
steaming clay pots of Doro Wat in festival booths. A festival hiding a dictatorship that ripped my
family from our mother country.

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