Sumner Cemetery's main office is undergoing renovations to make families more comfortable. Part of the office, which was once a garage and storage space, will become a peaceful meeting room for individuals and families to meet.
Sumner School District’s video series, called “The Heart of Teaching,” features teachers at the high school, middle school and elementary school levels, who tell stories of strong relationships they’ve made with students throughout their careers.
Parents and alums spoke out Wednesday night at a Sumner School District hearing against changing the district’s name to Sumner-Bonney Lake School District. They expressed concerns over how much money will be spent and over alternating a name that’s been around for more than 125 years.
As a self-taught artist, Puyallup resident Lori Paine spent decades learning how to paint by practicing and watching other artists. Now, with the opening of her new business, Voilà Art Studio, she gets to teach others the same way.
Peggy Mills is the current Worthy Grand Matron of Order of the Eastern Star (OES) in Washington state, and acts as a sort of president of the group, visiting different OES chapters across the state. Mills’ great-grandparents were one of the original charter members for the OES Guiding Star chapter in Sumner.
The volunteers at Pierce County’s Juvenile Diversion Program understand that the teenagers they meet with every month made decisions that got them in trouble with the law. They also understand that sometimes those teens deserve second chances.
In November, the Sumner City Council executed an agreement with Pivetta Brothers Construction to demolish two buildings in an amount of $402,220. Demolition of a former Union Bank building began last week, and there are plans to demolish a multi-purpose center next.
The city of Sumner’s public works crew installed Hesco barriers — cages lined with cloth and filled with sand — along both banks of the White River south of Stewart Road. The barriers will likely stay on White River for several years as the city works on a long-term solution to the flooding.
For the first time in the history of the annual Daffodil Parade, the city of Sumner is reaching out to youth in the communities of Sumner and Bonney Lake to empower their creativity in creating a Daffodil float design.
As a member of New Life Mission – Team Agape, 25-year-old Sarah Rolfing carries out projects in Kenya with help and funds from Sumner Rotary. The most recent project is a mobile health clinic — a Jeep that will travel from village to village providing those in need with basic medications and medical supplies.
Building Beyond the Walls is a program the provides hands-on residential training to volunteers who in turn build structures to be used within the community. Volunteers helped put together Prairie Ridge neighborhood’s new playhouse for children to use. Sumner Rotary contributed $3,400 to the effort.
There are currently three train layouts around The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse in Sumner: the main floor ceiling layout, the kids room layout and the Santa room layout. The Santa room layout is only available during the holiday season. As of right now, three employees work to monitor them daily.
Every year, the Sumner Cemetery sells holiday wreaths to family members and friends. There many who are unable to make it to the cemetery during the holidays, and cemetery employees place the wreaths on the grave sites for them. Wreaths are sold for $25.