Dec. 4, 2015
WEEKLY INFO BULLETIN
To: Mayor and Members of the City Council
From: John J. Caulfield, City Manager
Topics of Interest and Updates
19th Annual Tree Lighting Tonight
Tonight, the City of Lakewood will throw the biggest Ho-Ho-Ho holiday party with its 19th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
The bells will be jing-jing-jingling from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Lakewood City Hall, 6000 Main St.
Once again, opportunities for Christmas cheer at this free, family friendly event will come aplenty. Some of the scheduled fun includes:
NEW THIS YEAR: Check out the 100 entries in the City’s first “Inspiring Young Creators” Competition
. The LEGO-inspired creativity and imagination of our community’s youth will be on display, piece by piece.
Christmas music and carols from the Clover Park High marching band and Lakes High Studio Choir.
The talents of the Charisma Dancers.
Arts, crafts and “Minute-To-Win-It” games for youth and youth-at-heart.
As always, a visit by the Kringle-y One himself, Santa Claus!
Here is the schedule of activities that we have planned:
6 p.m. - Carols and Procession
6:10 p.m. - Tree Lighting
6:20 p.m. - Lego Contest Winners Announced (Council Chambers)
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Charisma Dancers Perform (Council Chambers)
7:30 p.m. - p.m. - Mann Middle School Choir Performance (Council Chambers)
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Inside: Visit with Santa, crafts, minute to win it games, view lego creations, enjoy cookies and hot chocolate from Starbucks.
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Unfred Named Assistant Police Chief
This week, John Unfred was selected as Assistant Chief of the City of Lakewood Police Department.
Police Chief Mike Zaro made the selection. Unfred has been with the Department since 2004, after almost seven years with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, and has been an invaluable member of the Department ever since. He has a diverse career encompassing patrol, investigations, internal affairs, and emergency management. Unfred has been instrumental in developing the emergency management plan for the City of Lakewood and has assisted in management of major emergencies across the state, including the fires in Okanagan County and the Oso mudslide.
Unfred's dedication to the Department and the region, coupled with his genuine desire to help the citizens he serves, are just a few of the many reasons the City is proud to have him as a member of the Department and as the new Assistant Chief of Police for the Lakewood Police Department.