Mayor Ron Harding told the Yelm City Council last Tuesday at their regular meeting that the long-awaited Longmire Park will open to the public for use on Monday, March 17th, with a grand opening slated for April 19th.
At that meeting, the Council authorized a $40,650 design contract of an estimated $368,000 extension of the city’s reclaimed water line to Longmire Park for irrigation.
“The greater Yelm community is invited to the Grand Opening of Longmire Park athletic complex at noon, Saturday, April 19. To commemorate the occasion, an essay contest is being held for youth age 7 through high school,” quoting the City of Yelm website.
PLAY BALL ESSAY CONTEST
The City of Yelm is sponsoring a community-wide essay contest to commemorate the Grand Opening of Yelms new athletic complex at Longmire Park.
All youth, ages 7 through high school age are invited to submit an essay titled,
How organized sports have made my life better.
Tell us in 350 words or less and be eligible for prizes, donated by the Nisqually Valley News.
Top essays in three categories will be honored and authors receive their prizes at the Grand Opening of Longmire Park, Saturday, April 19.
The party starts at noon, with a special program and celebrity-thrown first pitch.
The community is invited to join us for free hot dogs, chips and soda, along with cake, games, and other surprises.
Check out our new playground equipment, walking trails, soccer/football field, volleyball court, and three classy ball fields.
Deadline for the essay contest is 5 p.m., Friday, April 4.
Bring entries to Yelm City Hall,
mail to the NVN at PO BOX 597, Yelm, 98597,
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