LCFF Welcomes King County Council Member Rod Dembowski for Luncheon
A huge thank you to Hellbent Brewery for hosting our Lake City Future First Luncheon on July 17th. Local businesses, service providers and community leaders were treated to a wonderful spread from Otto’s Smokehouse. Mike from Otto’s was on hand to introduce himself and the crowd was able to welcome him to the neighborhood.
We were honored to have King County Council Member Rod Dembowski as our speaker. Rod updated the group on his work and took questions from the attendees for nearly an hour.
LCFF Board Member Annie Stocker, owner of Two Dog Yoga, was also on hand to talk about all the wonderful work she has done around this year’s Salmon Bake coming up on August 4th. This year’s Salmon Bake is sponsored by Lake City Future First as is the World Music Stage in Albert Davis park with activities for kids and families running from 11am to 4pm.
Over the past week, 72 solar panels were installed on the roof of Hellbent Brewing Company (http://www.hellbentbrewingcompany.com/), the largest solar system on a brewery in our state, right here in Lake City! While installing the system, Edwin Wanji, owner of Sphere Solar Energy (http://spheresolarenergy.org/), and Jack Guinn, owner of Hellbent Brewery, invited local teens in Lake City to learn about the large solar project and to learn about careers in the solar industry. The teens were able to see and touch the solar panels while learning about how they produce clean energy!
In addition, the Lake City teens learned about the potential of solar energy to transform how our planet produces energy and learned about the humanitarian solar projects Edwin and his team have worked in countries like Haiti and Honduras.The Hellbent Brewery solar project is an example project for the ‘Solarize Lake City’ initiative started by local community leaders to address climate change. Thanks to community leaders like Edwin Wanji and Jack Guinn who are thinking local and acting global, we are empowering our youth in Lake City to be the next generation of leaders.