On the Mayor's Mind: We have lots to celebrate this year

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts
By Shoreline Mayor Chris Roberts

This week is Celebrate Shoreline week - and we have lots to celebrate this year.

On Thursday, I helped served thousands of bowls of ice cream during the Ridgecrest Ice Cream Social. It is always great to see the community enjoy a wonderful evening together.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve seen the passion and dedication of many of the volunteers of our neighborhood associations who organized work parties in our parks, barbecues, community dinners and potlucks, and water balloon slingshots.

On August 1st, Shoreline residents hosted a record number of National Night Out events (nearly 70 registered block parties). I can say with conviction that we place great value in building stronger communities.

This weekend I am excited about our community-building events that take part all across the City. On Saturday, the Shoreline Historical Society hosts its 9th annual Celebrate Shoreline Car Show at Aurora Square, adjacent to the Shoreline Farmer’s Market.

At noon on Saturday, performances start at Cromwell Park for the Celebrate Shoreline Festival. The Family Stage starts at noon and the lineup includes crowd favorites, Recess Monkey, Caspar Babypants, and Reptile Man (and his collection of snakes, geckos, and turtles). There will be a performance of the “Three Little Pigs” at 1:15 and 3:30pm. Inflatables are free this year and the popular pony rides are back.

There will be three culture share programs on the main stage Saturday afternoon from 1 - 4pm. The Main Stage Concert begins at 4pm with headliners Ivan and Alyosha performing at 8pm. This year there will be more food trucks than in previous years. Also on Saturday evening, there is a performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at Shoreline City Hall.

Finally on Sunday, Celebrate Shoreline week comes to an end with the annual Richmond Beach Sandcastle Contest at Saltwater Park.

I look forward to celebrating Shoreline’s community, and happy to always help out pulling Himalayan Blackberries from our wetlands and parks.


Anonymous,  August 19, 2017 at 5:11 AM  

This is a class act post, Mayor Roberts. In times like this, we need positivity on a municipal and community level. Thank you for your "big-picture" thoughtfulness, instead of grandstanding, ginning people up on social-media divisiveness, and adding gas to the fire on the neverending-story of the first amendment debate for personal and political gain.

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