Sound Bites: Kent News, Aug. 21, 2017

Sound Bites: Kent News

Local News and Events for Kent, Washington

This edition of Sound Bites is sponsored by AAA Pest Control.

Last week was a difficult week nationally and internationally with violent protests and terrorist attacks. Locally, Kent had its own issues including a passionate discussion about safe injection sites in Kent. On a lighter note, Kent came together to celebrate summer and community on Thursday at four different events – a free summer concert at Lake Meridian, Third Thursday Art Night, Adventure Run and SOAKS, a back-to-school event and fundraiser for Communities in Schools Kent. Let’s hope this week is more peaceful.

~ Dana

P.S. – There’s a little thing called a total solar eclipse happening today, ICYMI. More on that below.

Lynn Cheng (L) and Dana Neuts (R) at our iLoveKent booth at SOAKS with some of the school supplies we donated to Communities in Schools Kent.

NEW–Thanks to all who stopped by our SOAKS booth
Why We Love Kent
Last Thursday, iLoveKent participated in Kent Station’s SOAKS event. SOAKS stands for Summer’s (Almost) Over at Kent Station. It’s a back-to-school event to bring together the community for a fundraiser for Communities in Schools Kent’s Fill the Bus campaign. We met lots of folks from in and around Kent who gave us dozens (hundreds?) of reasons they love Kent, including a few we hadn’t thought about before. Thanks to everyone who participated and who stopped by to say ‘hi.’ We’d lov