City of Lakewood and St. Clare Hospital Partner to Builder Healthier Communities

St. Clare Hospital has just announced its decision to partner with the City of Lakewood and be the presenting sponsor for the 2013 Farmers Market and the 2013 SummerFEST Triathlon, giving a grand total of $15,000 to support these two summer events.

St. Clare Hospital has been a long supporter of the City of Lakewood and their programs sponsoring the first ever Jingle Bell Rock 5K in December 2012 and providing staff volunteers for the first SummerFEST Triathlon in July 2012. Along with a monetary donation St. Clare also offers the support of their food facility, staff volunteers and so much more.

“St. Clare Hospital has been absolutely wonderful to work with and a huge supporter of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services department,” said department director Mary Dodsworth, “we look forward to continuing to work together towards creating healthier communities this summer and in the future.”

This year will mark the second season of the Lakewood Farmers Market, which started out in 2012 as a pilot project to measure the feasibility of a Farmers Market and turned out to be a huge success. The Farmers Market begins on June 4, at Lakewood City Hall and runs until September 17th every Tuesday from 11am – 3pm. Farmers Market staff are predicting an equally successful 2013 Season with exciting additions including theme days, entertainment and much more!

2013 is also the second annual SummerFEST Triathlon which will take place on July 14th beginning at American Lake Park and finishes up at Fort Steilacoom Park during the annual SummerFEST event. With nothing but great things said about the previous years event, this triathlon promises to be nothing but spectacular.

For more information regarding either the SummerFEST Triathlon or the Lakewood Farmers Market please visit lakewoodparksandrec.com or call (253) 983-7887.