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Anenson selected for McMaster Heritage Award
At the Founders Day dinner on January 10 at the Kenmore Community Club, LeRoy Anenson was awarded the prestigious McMaster Heritage Award. Anenson was recognized for his outstanding community service and his dedicated service to the Kenmore Heritage Society, most notably his work in founding the Kenmore flag and promoting it for many years.
It was noted that LeRoy, a retired pastor of Northlake Lutheran Church, has touched the lives of more than 15000 people since his retirement, serving as volunteer chaplain art Evergreen Hospital. In addition to his ministry, He served on the Kenmore Incorporation Task Force, has been a committee chair with Kenmore Chamber of Commerce, served as volunteer chaplain for the Kenmore Fire Departtment, was chair of the Northshore Bicentennial Committee, and many other community-related activities.
LeRoy was instrumental in founding the Kenmore flag in 1979 and has been co-chairman of the KHS committee which has been distributing flags throughout the community with the cooperation with the City of Kenmore.
In presenting the award, Les Eaton stated, "This award could not have been presented to a more worthy community-minded man. LeRoy represents all that the McMaster Heritage Award exemplifies in community service and dedication."
Congratulations, LeRoy, for
this well deserved honor!
The Arts of Kenmore Spring Social
The Arts of Kenmore invites all Kenmore Heritage Society members and their friends to join them at their Spring social Wednesday April 23 at 7:30PM at the Kenmore Community Club. The theme is "Paris in the Springtime". It will be an inexpensive, fun and sociable evening.
Planning is not done yet, but among other things, we plan to have a Rick Steves video, presented by Rick or someone else. If you didn't know, Rick grew up in the Kenlake neighborhood of Kenmore.
Put it on your calendar and sign up by calling Roland Lindstrom at 425-486-6050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
By The Lake, A Community History
RIGHT ON SCHEDULE!
Our history book is on the road to completion. It will be available next summer in plenty of time for the City of Kenmore's Fifth Birthday. Terri Malinowski, our editor, has done a wonderful job of weaving together all of the information, stories and maps shared by our members and friends for the book. For almost 25 years our beloved historian, Priscilla Droge, has been collecting the history of Kenmore. Almost 250 people have given information, publications, maps and photos to help tell the Kenmore story. Many thanks to all of you who have helped to make this history of Kenmore a reality - through the information and pictures you have shared, the time and effort you have given, and the financial support you have donated.
The manuscript and photos are now in the hands of the final editor. The book designer begins her work in early March, and in late spring the printing process will begin. We are deeply grateful to Kent Sturgis of Kenmore's Epicenter Press, who has been the advisor to the Editorial Board through this entire process. Kenmore By The Lake, A Community History is truly a book written by the community and for the community - a legacy to future generations who will also care deeply about Kenmore.
Thanks to the Grahams
The Kenmore Heritage Society is thankful to Jerry and Gayle Graham of Woodinville for their donation of nine framed photos of the Eagle Inn and Porterhouse Restaurant, taken in the 1930-1940 era. Jerry was the manager, and inherited the photos from owner Lee Raven at he time of his death.
They will be on display at the Kenmore Community Club, among other historical photos from the Kenmore Heritage Society archives. The Grahams will receive a KHS certificate acknowledging their donation.
Do you have an item to donate to the archives?
KHS is interested in receiving photos or memorabilia that reflect the history and heritage of our community. Please call Elmer Skold (425-486-4536) or Arlene Torell (425-481-9272), KHS archivists, if you have an item.
will be given, for tax purposes.
My mailbox has been consistently filled so far this year with advertising from various vendors for ways to celebrate the fifth anniversary of our organization ... at he end of this calendar year!
Although I have not yet recommended the purchase of banners, signs, pens or balloons to celebrate our special year, it has been an almost daily reminder of how far we have come.
I can still remember the first exploratory meeting in September of 1998 when we discussed the viability of becoming a heritage group and possible directions to pursue.
It is gratifying to know what has been accomplished and the spirit of community that has been nurtured as we work together on our mission.
Each of you - members, trustees and officers - can be justifiably proud of the positive impact KHS has had on our community and the foundation tha has been lai for the future.
Let's plan to truly celebrate our Fifth Anniversary in December 2003 and recognize our accomplishments. I have not yet heard from anyone trying to sell us fireworks ... but that may not be a bad idea!!
Photos at Community Club
It is fitting that the Kenmore Community Club, itself a historical site in Kenmore, be the place to display historical Kenmore photos.
The Community Club will be approached by KHS in regard to displaying some of the photos, which have been collected during the writing of the Kenmore History book. It will be good to have them available for public viewing.
Kenmore Art Show will be open and free to the public August 23 through August 31, 2003, 2pm to 8pm at Northlake Lutheran Church, 6620 NE 185th Street, Kenmore.If you want to help or enter, call Roland Lindstrom at 425-486-6050 or email email@example.com
Entries are required on Friday, August 15, 2003, from 10AM to 8PM.
HOT SHOTS AND OTHER PICS!
For a program that sizzles, please come to the Kenmore Heritage Society meeting on Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 7:00PM, at the Kenmore Community Club, 7308 NE 175th Street.
There will be a general meeting - get an update on our History Book progress, visit with some old friends, and watch a slide presentation by Les "Bud" Eaton, of twenty years of the Kenmore Fire Department, and miscellaneous views.
Historical park names
At a public hearing of parks held by the City of Kenmore, Tom Traeger spoke to the gathering on behalf of maintaining historically accurate names for our parks.
Traeger read a letter from the Kenmore Heritage Society Board of Trustees requesting that the City retain the names Logboom Park and Rhododendron Park. The request did not recommend that the City abolish current names, but rather include names that are familiar to all park users, namely Logboom and Rhododendron.
The new name recommendations were:
Tracy Owen Station at Logboom Park, and
Kenmore's Rhododendron Park.
Day Dinner Big Success!
The Founders Day Dinner held on January 10 was enjoyed by the many attendees. It was an evening of fun and fellowship, capped off by the awarding of the McMaster Heritage Award to LeRoy Anenson.
Special thanks to all the coordinators, with special recognition to Jeanie McBee for invitations, Priscilla Droge for mailing, Mary Klein for welcoming, and Lucibelle O'Grady and Annette Eaton for the wonderful array of food.
Great job, one and all!
& District Pipe Band
The year 2003 found the Kenmore & District Pipe Band (KDPB) hitting the ground running. After a very successful first year (2002) with nearly two-dozen events under our belt and money in the bank, we look forward to 2003 to be just as successful. Some of the major highlights of our first year included our trip to Sitka, Alaska, where we participated in the Alaska Day ceremonies, and playing for the National Football League Seattle Seahawks half-time ceremonies in November.
Already on our 2003 performance schedule we have been contracted by the City of Bothell to participate in their 4th of July parade and the "Bridge" re-enactment ceremony. Plans for St Patrick's Day performances are under negotiations. More on this later.
The KDPB is nearly 100% uniformed with kilts and highland attire. This year there will be some minor refinements to our uniforms.
At present we have 13 pipers, 6 drummers and 4 trainees. We also have a number of "guest" pipers and an on-call Drum Major.
The year 2003 will find the KDPB participating in both competition events at the various Highland Games and as well the Washington Pipers Association. The purpose of these additional activities is to raise the visibility of the pipe band and the Kenmore community. Note that the KDPB has published its first advertising brochure.
As we go into our second year of existence, you can be assured that it will be an exciting 2003.
This newsletter is published by the Kenmore Heritage Society on a quarterly basis and mailed to all members and those interested in community history and heritage. To contribute articles to the Newsletter, please contact Jeanie McBee, Editor, at 425-486-6977 (days), 425-486-1410 (evenings), or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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