John Caulfield (253) 983-7703 • Fax (253) 589-3774JCaulfield@cityoflakewood.us
City Manager

July 15, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

SummerFEST Triathlon Photos

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the City of Lakewood held its 20th SummerFEST celebration at Fort Steilacoom Park. The day began with the annual SummerFEST Triathlon and featured the Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival. It also featured a host of activites for the thousands of people who visited and enjoyed the party throughout the day. From LEGO art to trapeze artists to musicial acts such as Tacocat and The Not Its! to Bubbleman to various physical activities for youth, tthe party featured something for everyone. Not to mention an array of food trucks and vendors.

The City of Lakewood thanks all of its workers, volunteers, vendors, performers and participants for making SummerFEST 2016 a success. An extra thank you to the sponsors for making the event possible: 

  • CHI Franciscan Health
  • ACU
  • Lakewood Sister Cities
  • Pierce County Refuse
  • Navy Federal Credit Union

The City of Lakewood is still composing all of the pictures and footage snapped at SummerFEST 2016, but it has posted images from the Triathlon through several photo albums on its Facebook page .

 

July 8, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

SummerFEST: July 9

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Annual SummerFEST
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 9
  • WHERE: Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 97th Avenue SW, Lakewood, WA
  • COST: Free

Tomorrow is the big day!

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the City of Lakewood will hold its 20th Annual SummerFEST celebration, presented by CHI Franciscan, America’s Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union.

The event will feature an entire day’s worth of activities, entertainment, food and fun:

  • As always, the  day will kick off with the SummerFEST Sprint Triathlon
  • Performances from a number of entertainers including Seattle-based Tacocat, one of the hottest acts around, Eurodanceparty USA, violinist Geoffrey Castle, BubbleMan and children’s band The Not-Its!
  • An array of athletic activities for the entire family, including trapeze classes, an Orienteering race, “Yoga in the Park,” football, baseball, outdoor bowling, golf, ping pong, ladder ball, a fitness challenge and obstacle course; Event-goers can obtain a “Passport to Sports”
  • An array of arts-related activities, including a glass flameworking demonstration by the Museum of Glass, print making, chalk art, Lego competition, community art mural, face painting, Henna tattoos and clay creations; Event-goers will be able to obtain a “Passport to Arts”
  • Food trucks throughout the day
  • Lakewood Sister Cities International Festival, including performances representing cultures of Korea, Native Americans, Mexico/Latin America, Russia, Philippines, Hawaii and Guam
  • Partners For Parks Car Show
  • The party will end with the annual Movie at Dusk. This year’s feature: Minions!

For more details and to see the full lineup of fun at the City of Lakewood's 20th Annual SummerFEST, visit the City of Lakewood's website .

June 24, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

SummerFEST: July 9

  • WHAT: City of Lakewood’s 20th Annual SummerFEST
  • WHEN: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 9
  • WHERE: Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 97th Avenue SW, Lakewood, WA
  • COST: Free

Oh, you thought the big summer parties in the City of Lakewood were finished? Not even close.

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, the City of Lakewood will hold its 20th Annual SummerFEST celebration, presented by CHI Franciscan, America’s Credit Union and Navy Federal Credit Union.

The event will feature an entire day’s worth of activities, entertainment, food and fun:

July 1, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

Fireworks in Lakewood

Independence Day is right around the corner, which means some residents will be using fireworks to celebrate the holiday.

According to the Lakewood Municipal Code , it is legal to discharge fireworks from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., July 3-5.

In Washington State it is unlawful to sell fireworks to any person under 16 years of age. It is the responsibility of any seller of fireworks to obtain and/or require proof of age of any consumer at time of purchase.

Permissible consumer fireworks specifically include dipped sticks and sparklers, ground and hand-held sparkling devices, cylindrical or cone fountains, wheels, ground spinners, filter sparklers, smoke devices, helicopters, roman candles, mines or shells and illuminating torches.

The following fireworks are not legal within the District: fireworks, sky rockets, bottle rockets, M-80’s, M-100’s or larger cherry bombs, tennis ball bombs, pipe bombs, tampered, altered or homemade fireworks. To see photos and descriptions of what fireworks are permitted and prohibited, please visit this link , provided by the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office.

June 17, 2016

WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN

To: Mayor and Members of the City Council

From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager 

Topics of Interest and Updates

20th Anniversary Letter-Writing Competition, Student Murals Book

The City of Lakewood’s 20th Anniversary Summer Event  on June 4 celebrated the community’s future – its youth – by showcasing its many talents.

The community got a glimpse of that talent via the event’s official letter-writing competition – which asked students their vision for City’s future - and student murals. The letter-writing competition winners, as well as artwork submitted by students, were on display during the event.

In case you missed any of it, the City of Lakewood has posted a .pdf of the official booklet on its website .

Again, the City of Lakewood thanks all of the youth who participated and congratulates those included in the book. As the event’s slogan alludes to, Lakewood truly does have a dynamic future.