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Centennial calendar honors Enumclaw's first 100 years

A calendar honoring Enumclaw’s first 100 years will help pay for the coming centennial party.

The brainchild of Wilkeson Mayor Donna Hogerhuis – who has longstanding ties to the Enumclaw community – the calendar is now on sale throughout the local business community.

Each month, the calendar offers a glimpse into the city’s past with photos of such landmarks as the schoolhouse that sat at the corner of Griffin and Porter, the Lafromboise Hotel and the White River Lumber Company. In the center, there’s a 1910 map of the city.

Hogerhuis, who grew up in Enumclaw and was the first president of the local historical society, proposed the concept and found willing partners in the city and the Chamber of Commerce.

Sales of the calendar will be mutually beneficial. Half the profits will go to the Enumclaw Centennial Fund and the other half will be earmarked for Wilkeson’s Coke Oven Park; Hogerhuis has a goal of seeing at least a few of the historic coke ovens restored to their original state as a way of linking to the small town’s mining heritage.

The 2013 calendars sell for $10 and are now on sale at Enumclaw Stationers, Almost Necessities, The Parlor Room, Mountain Aire Mercantile, The Salt Shaker, C.C.’s Collectibles, Porter Antiques, Skynet and The Lee Restaurant, as well as the chamber office.

 

• Enumclaw city offices will be closed New Year’s Day.

Those with regular collection service on that day should have garbage and yardwaste available for pickup a day early – on Monday prior to the holiday. Receptacles must be available for pick-up crews by 6 a.m.

Christmas trees will be hauled away between Dec. 31 and Jan. 4. Trees must be no taller than 6 feet and must be completely clean – no flocking, tinsel, etc. Trees should be placed where trash is regularly picked up.

Anyone with questions can call 360-825-5541.

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