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What Would You Improve in Enumclaw in 2013?

If you could make a New Year's resolution for Enumclaw, what would it be?

More than 45 percent of Americans make a resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money.

As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do right here in Enumclaw to make it an even better place to live?

Local volunteers are already picking up the effort to deliver hot meals to home-based seniors in the new Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program for a nominal cost. There was a period earlier this year when it appeared that hot meals would no longer be provided and that frozen meals would be delivered instead.

Nothing wrong with frozen meals, but according to Senior Center Manager Jobyna Nickum, not every senior is able to recognize when they are hungry and physically retrieve the meal from the freezer and reheat it. “The home delivery program is more than food, it is a demonstration in care and compassion that organizers hope to continue through a local food program,” she said. “The value of having a familiar face knock on the door with a hot nutritious meal is priceless.”

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors is also looking to expand its services for the youth of the community as well. Click here to read more.

There has also been talk from the city about exploring a community center for Enumclaw, though that was very preliminary.

What is on your Enumclaw wish list? What is one thing you would improve in 2013 - the city's centennial year?

Tell us in the comment section below or blog about why you love living here!

Trudy D'Armond December 27, 2012 at 05:32 PM
If I were a landlord of store property in Enumclaw, I would look for a way to lower the cost of rent our merchants have to pay monthly, so that they could be open either longer hours on weekdays or on Sundays. It would improve the draw of tourism and downtown business after 5 PM or on Sundays. It costs money to pay employees and keep the lights on longer. Merchants have to make hard choices just to keep their heads above the water. I know property taxes go up, thus so does rental fees... I'm just remembering our founders of Enumclaw; Frank and Mary Stevenson and how incredibly generous they were to local merchants. They DONATED land for stores to be built on! I know we still have that kind, caring, loving spirit here. The people haven't changed, but our economy and ability to trust has. I'd love to see those "grass roots" pioneer spirits rise again, where confidence and trust in your neighbor gave faith to an entire community. Sometimes, it has to start at the top. The trickle down effect would be a grand thing in time. Our merchants have vision and drive. I'd love to see them get a break.
Mrs Susan Wright December 27, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Graffiti. The Johnsons building by The Kettle has had it on the their building for years. On Warner and the 410 street light post for 3 years. Not to mention many signs and buildings all over Enumclaw ....its getting worse.
Jackie Bruhn December 28, 2012 at 02:50 AM
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the downtown section of Griffin Ave repaired!?!
dexterjibs December 28, 2012 at 04:42 AM
I would want a hip hop night club next to a 24 hour casino. I bet that would bring in more tax dollars than legalizing weed could ever dream of. Then, I would open a petting zoo that has a Taco Bell in it- a 24 hour Taco Bell. Then, I would have train tracks built and there could be a nightly dinner train that runs up to the Cumberland Store and City Hall saloon where dinner train guests can view the animal life of Cumberland and all the drug houses and stolen crs that are dumped. Then, i would seize farm land and have a NASCAR sanction track so we can have NASCAR races a couple times a year. And, I would build the Enumclaw Brewery Ale Pub at the track where I would sell Enumclaw Pale Ale.

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